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Sykes-Picot and a 17th-century polymath

May 5th, 2016

Episode 263 of 285 episodes

On the centenary of the Sykes-Picot agreement, historian Catriona Pennell reflects on this secret 1916 Anglo-French agreement to divide up the Middle East. Meanwhile, we talk to Joe Moshenska, author of A Stain in the Blood, which describes the amazing adventures of Sir Kenelm Digby.