36 episodes

Power, greed, religion and sex: historian Dan Jones brings the drama of medieval history alive through compelling stories, larger-than-life characters and vivid scenes.

In the first season, get to know the most dysfunctional family of the Middle Ages – the Plantagenets – and find out how their scandalous betrayals and bloody politics shaped the world we live in today.

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This is History: A Dynasty to Die For This is History

    • History
    • 4.8 • 515 Ratings

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Power, greed, religion and sex: historian Dan Jones brings the drama of medieval history alive through compelling stories, larger-than-life characters and vivid scenes.

In the first season, get to know the most dysfunctional family of the Middle Ages – the Plantagenets – and find out how their scandalous betrayals and bloody politics shaped the world we live in today.

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    1. Queen on The Run

    1. Queen on The Run

    This episode contains descriptions of violence or sexual content that may not be suitable for all listeners. 



    Until yesterday, Eleanor of Aquitaine was the queen of France. Now, divorced and dethroned, she’s running for her life. Noblemen are lying in wait to capture her and lay claim to her lands. But, if she can escape them, and reach her destination in time, she’ll become more powerful than ever before. This is the beginning of the bloodiest dynasty in European history. 



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    Written and presented by Dan Jones

    Producer - Rosie Merotra

    Series Producer and Story Editor -  Georgia Mills

    Executive  Producer -  Dave Anderson

    Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton

    Production Manager - Jen Mistri

    Composer -  Matt Acheson

    Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O’Shaugnessy
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    • 19 min
    2. Power Couple

    2. Power Couple

    Henry Plantagenet is a rowdy teenager full of nervous energy and big plans to invade England. He’s also the man Eleanor of Aquitaine chooses to marry. Their union is a savvy business deal that will change their lives, and the shape of Europe, forever. 



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    Written and presented by Dan Jones

    Producer - Rosie Merotra

    Series Producer and Story Editor -  Georgia Mills

    Executive  Producer -  Dave Anderson

    Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton

    Production Manager - Jen Mistri

    Composer -  Matt Acheson

    Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O’Shaugnessy
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    • 15 min
    How do you invade a country aged 14?

    How do you invade a country aged 14?

    Can’t get enough of all the Plantagenet drama?

    Join Dan Jones and his producer Rosie in these subscriber-only episodes as he dives deep into those medieval morsels you’re desperate to know more about.

    This episode is all about Henry’s disastrous attempt to invade a country at only 14, plus the mystery of what Eleanor wrote in her proposal.

    To send in questions for the show, you can tweet Dan directly@DGJones or use #Dansplaining

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    Presented by Dan Jones and Rosie Merotra
    Producer - Georgia Mills
    Executive Producer - Dave Anderson
    Production Manager - Jen Mistri
    Engineers - Jay Beale & Gulliver Lawrence-Tickell

    3. Rough Crossings

    3. Rough Crossings

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    Braving dangerous winter storms, Henry Plantagenet crosses the English Channel. He’s come to settle a civil war, lay claim to his mother’s inheritance, and follow in the footsteps of William the Conqueror. In the way stands King Stephen and his barons. Who will win the throne, and how? 



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    Written and presented by Dan Jones

    Producer - Rosie Merotra

    Series Producer and Story Editor - Georgia Mills

    Executive  Producer - Dave Anderson

    Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton

    Production Manager - Jen Mistri

    Composer -  Matt Acheson

    Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O’Shaugnessy
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    • 18 min
    4. Fathers and Sons

    4. Fathers and Sons

    Henry has shattered the delicate balance of power in England and King Stephen’s son, Eustace, is on the warpath. The Plantagenets are desperate to shore up their position and look to God for a miracle. 



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    Written and presented by Dan Jones

    Producer - Rosie Merotra

    Series Producer and Story Editor - Georgia Mills

    Executive  Producer - Dave Anderson

    Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton

    Production Manager - Jen Mistri

    Composer -  Matt Acheson

    Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O’Shaugnessy
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    • 16 min
    Was Eustace murdered?

    Was Eustace murdered?

    Can’t get enough of all the Plantagenet drama?

    Join Dan Jones and his producer Rosie in these subscriber-only episodes as he dives deep into those medieval morsels you’re desperate to know more about.

    This week they discuss the convenient death of King Stephen’s son, Eustace. Was it ‘an act of God’, as people thought at the time, or was he really murdered? Dan and Rosie also chat about the curious medieval tradition of death by overeating.

    If you want your questions answered by Dan then you can tweet him @DGJones or use #Dansplaining

    This is History is a Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.

    Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts

    To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com

    Presented by Dan Jones and Rosie Merotra
    Producer - Georgia Mills
    Executive Producer - Dave Anderson
    Production Manager - Jen Mistri
    Engineers - Jay Beale & Gulliver Lawrence-Tickell

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
515 Ratings

515 Ratings

Awoote ,

Bringing history to life!

I can’t wait to hear everything this podcast can cover! I only wish there were more episodes.

PNatShell ,

Subscriber Episodes Don’t Play

I love this show so much so I subscribed but it’s rare that the subscriber episodes actually play. It spins for a minute and then I get an error message. It’s such a bummer.

TrevCarr ,

Amazing!!

I’m getting sad that there will be a time the episodes end? I’ve been working through the series and see that I only have six until I’m caught up. This series is so interesting it’s insane. After Dan’s retelling of the history I have no idea why an epic movie hasn’t been made about this?! 10000% recommend anyone listen to this podcast!

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