The Long View - Political Comebacks

In an episode of the Radio 4 programme 'The Long View' on political comebacks, Dr Rebecca Darley talks about the Roman Emperor Justinian II.

When Donald Trump announced that he's running for President a second time, Jonathan Freedland took ‘The Long View’ of political leaders who made a comeback, shedding light on current events through stories from the past.

Dr Rebecca Darley, Associate Professor in Global History shares the example of the unconventional 7th century Byzantine Emperor Justinian II who was overthrown and banished yet managed to slip back into Constantinople and retake power. 

Listen to the full ‘The Long View’ programme on BBC Sounds.