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Series 1

Fight Club: A History of Violence

  • Georgian Fighting Women

    A most alternative history of Britain begins in the Georgian era. Learn more about the murky world of female bare-knuckle boxing in 18th century London.

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  • Victorian Prize Fighters

    Hear how Victorian Britain embraced violence. Bare-knuckle boxers were the toast of the era, with handsome rewards and celebrity status for skilled fighters.

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  • Georgian Duellists

    Learn about the history of fighting. In Georgian Britain, both sides of the social divide found duels to be a novel distraction - and a way to resolve quarrels.

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  • Tudor Fight Club

    Tune in to learn all about Tudor tear-ups. Jousting brought rewards for the victors, but failure often meant the defeated party lost land or reputation.

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