The MHplus podcast explores the history of war in breath and depth.

It takes a dive deep into the fascinating world of conflict and its impact on various aspects of society. From the grand sweep of history to the intricate details of individual battles, we explore it all. But we don’t stop there.

We also delve into the ways in which war has shaped art, literature, and even hobbies like wargaming and football.

Join us as we examine military history on both the micro and macro scale, and discover its far-reaching influence on our world.


DR SPENCER JONES is an award-winning historian and author. He teaches War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton and serves as the Regimental Historian for the Royal Regiment of Artillery. Follow Spencer on social media: Twitter – @historian1914

PROFESSOR GARY SHEFFIELD is an internationally renowned military historian who specialises in bridging the gap between academic history and the rest of the world. He spent 20 years working for the British military, at Sandhurst and Joint Staff College, and is currently Professor of Military History at Buckingham University and Visiting Professor at King’s College London (KCL). He is President of the Western Front Association, and holds a PhD from KCL. Gary’s books include the best-selling Forgotten Victory – The First World War: Myths and Realities and biographies of Sir Douglas Haig and the Duke of Wellington. He has views on lots of things, and is often to be found on Twitter -@ProfGSheffield


DR TOM THORPE is an independent scholar, tour guide, communications professional and podcaster. He holds a PhD from King’s College London that explored the extent, nature and impact of small group cohesion in British infantry units during the First World War. He is also a public historian and being involved in a range of local social and medical history projects such as the Ulster University’s Belfast Epidemic medical history learning resource, the Queen’s University Belfast Living Legacies programme and the Men Behind the Glass Project at Campbell College Belfast. He is also a  Trustee of the First World War history society The Western Front Association and am Secretary its Antrim and Down branch. Added to this, he is an avid podcaster, hosting and producing three history podcasts. These are the Western Front Association’s weekly Mentioned in Dispatches Podcast, the Epidemic Belfast podcast, and Combat Morale podcast. Follow Tom on social media: Twitter – @kensingtons, @combatmoralepod, @drtomstours