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Michael Baker

                    About Me

After a History degree and a B.Litt in English from Oxford University, Michael worked in TV and film for some 25 years, first as a documentary maker, then as an award-winning screenwriter in the UK, Europe and America.


During this period he also wrote a number of well-received non-fiction works, ranging from biography to social history.


From the early 2000s, he taught History at a number of schools and colleges. He continues to write and now makes podcasts as well.


The idea behind his Understand History podcasts is to reintroduce, in an accessible way, nuance and complexity to narratives of the past that have become oversimplified and misleading.

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