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History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today.

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History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today.

    Lockdown Learning: The Tudors

    Lockdown Learning: The Tudors

    We're very pleased to bring you this special 'Lockdown Learning' episode of the podcast, featuring the brilliant Dr Anna Whitelock on the Tudor period. Anna is Director of the London Centre for Public History and Heritage and head of history at Royal Holloway, she's written extensively on the Tudors and in this episode she gives us a general view right across the period.


    Thank you also to Simon Beale, a history teacher in our community, who has put together the accompanying worksheet, you can download the PDF here: 
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E4XPAhTiIRHnQsqEC6fqkEJSVk81ZWZO/view?usp=sharing
     
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    • 36 min
    Treason in America

    Treason in America

    Constitutional law and legal history scholar Carlton Larson talked to Dan during Christmas about treason in the American legal system. How is it defined in the US constitution and how has it been used by prosecutors over the centuries? The chat took place before the insurrection at the Capitol but we thought we would broadcast it anyway. We believe it has become even more relevant given the events of the last week.
     
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    • 25 min
    LGBTQ+ History: With the team from the Logbooks Podcast

    LGBTQ+ History: With the team from the Logbooks Podcast

    Tash Walker and Adam Zmith join me to talk about The Log Books Podcast, a history of LGBTQ+ life in the UK.
     
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    • 23 min
    When the Brits Burnt the Capitol, with Peter Snow

    When the Brits Burnt the Capitol, with Peter Snow

    In 1814 a British expeditionary force landed in Maryland, marched on Washington, brushed aside an American army and stormed into the US capital. The British looted and burnt the Capitol, then moved on to the White House, ate President Madison's dinner and then torched the White House. Even members of the British force described it as 'barbaric.' Two hundred years later Peter Snow, Dan's dad, wrote an account of the raid. He seemed like the obvious guy to talk to as The Capitol was once again attacked this year. 
     
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    • 33 min
    Bitcoin and Crypto: A History

    Bitcoin and Crypto: A History

    Jamie Bartlett joined me on the podcast to talk about the history of the Bitcoin.
     
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    • 33 min
    Goose Green: A Veteran Remembers

    Goose Green: A Veteran Remembers

    John Geddes joined the Parachute Regiment as a teenager in the late 1970s. Within a couple of years he was plunged into the Falklands War and the bloodiest battle the British Army had fought since the Korean War. In this podcast John talks to Dan about his experience in the army, his memories of the Battle of Goose Green and subsequent Falklands actions. His recollections are remarkable and sometimes harrowing. 
     
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    • 51 min

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HiddenFutures ,

Sharing unheard history!

Great to hear the episode about the podcast on LGBTQ+ history through a helpline’s log books. Sounds great and can’t wait to listen!

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Top Marks

Really enjoying History Hit with Dan Snow. Great range of subjects and interesting interviews.

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