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Historians Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are interrogating the past, and attempting to de-tangle the present.



They question the nature of Greatness, why the West no longer has civil wars and whether Richard Nixon was more like Caligula or Claudius. 

 


They're distilling the entirety of human history, or, as much as they can fit into about fifty minutes.



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Here are some of our favourite episodes to get you started:



WATERGATE/NIXON apple.co/3JrVl5h


ALEXANDER THE GREAT apple.co/3Q4FaNk


HARDCORE HISTORY'S DAN CARLIN apple.co/3vqkGa3


PUTIN & RUSSIA apple.co/3zMtLfX



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From The Rest Is History at 2023-01-26 02:00:37

The Nazis: Total Power (media.mp3)

Hitler is chancellor, but he is not yet all-powerful. How does he go from becoming the leader of the Reichstag, to an unshackled dictator with nothing to check his power?


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From The Rest Is History at 2023-01-23 02:00:23

297. The Nazis: Hitler's Triumph (media.mp3)

Wall Street crashes. The German economy capitulates and governments start to fall. Backroom deals and political scheming come to the fore. Join Tom and Dominic as they tell the story of the shadowy deals that allowed Hitler to gain power.


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From The Rest Is History at 2023-01-19 02:00:55

296. The Nazis: The Beer Hall Putsch (media.mp3)

German hyperinflation. The Beer Hall Putsch. Hitler’s trial. Join Tom and Dominic as they discuss the Nazis in the early 1920s as the Weimar Republic is in crisis and Hitler tries to grow the party beyond Bavaria.


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From The Rest Is History at 2023-01-16 02:00:47

295. The Rise of the Nazis (media.mp3)

Where do the origins of Nazism lie? The Second Reich? Hitler’s time in Vienna? The First World War? Join Tom and Dominic in the first of their four-part series on the Rise of the Nazis as they discuss its origins.


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From The Rest Is History at 2023-01-12 02:00:13

294. Lady Jane Grey: The Axe Falls (media.mp3)

‘It had the alchemy of a bitter Tory leadership race’.


Reigning for the shortest period of any British monarch, can Lady Jane even be considered an official queen of England and Ireland? 


In the second of two episodes, tune in to hear Tom and Dominic drill down into the story of her turbulent nine days on the throne, plus her deposition, trial, and execution.


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From The Rest Is History at 2023-01-09 02:00:06

293. Lady Jane Grey: The Nine Days' Queen (media.mp3)

Edward VI is dead - but who will succeed him on the throne? 


In the first of two episodes, Tom and Dominic discuss the succession question that surrounded the reign of Edward VI, the sole male heir of Henry VIII - and how a 15-year-old Lady Jane Grey ended up Queen of England and Ireland.


Tune in to hear about svengalis, the deeply embedded memory of Henry VIII, and why the people of Guildford are the true victims in this incredible story.


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From The Rest Is History at 2023-01-05 02:00:12

292. The Shadow of the Holocaust (media.mp3)

In our second episode exploring the story of Rudolf Vrba, Jonathan Freedland joins Tom and Dominic again, to discuss the global reaction to the Vrba–Wetzler report: did anti-Semitism shape the Allied response?


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From The Rest Is History at 2023-01-02 02:00:45

291. The Man Who Escaped Auschwitz (media.mp3)

Tom and Dominic are joined by Jonathan Freedland to discuss the incredible story of Rudolf Vrba and Alfréd Wetzler, who escaped from Auschwitz in April 1944.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-29 02:00:51

290. 2022: A History (media.mp3)

Join Tom and Dominic for the final episode of 2022 in which they discuss the historical importance of this year. What will historians of the future remember about this year? The invasion of Ukraine? The end of the post-Cold War era?


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-26 02:00:26

289. Drink (media.mp3)

For a festive special, Tom and Dominic are joined by author and alcohol historian Henry Jeffreys to discuss some Christmassy tipples, from sherry to port, champagne to clairet. Plus, a discussion on why certain drinks revealed your political leanings, and how one Shropshire gentleman set his furniture on fire trying to cure his hiccups after one too many bottles of wine...


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-22 02:00:18

288. Jesus Christ: The History (media.mp3)

Join Tom and Dominic for the second of two episodes on 'Historical Jesus'. They discuss scepticism around his existence, the theories about resurrection and crucifixion, and the role of his disciples.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-19 02:00:37

287. Jesus Christ: The Mystery (media.mp3)

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Jesus Christ: The Mystery

In today's episode, Tom and Dominic discuss the most mysterious historical figure of all, Jesus Christ.


They take a deep look at who he was, his teachings, and whether he actually existed. 


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-18 02:00:00

286. England: Beef and Liberty (media.mp3)

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England: Roast Beef and Liberty

While it has now been dethroned by the mighty Tikka Masala and the moreish fish and chips, Britain's most iconic dish was once - indisputably - Roast Beef. 


In the final episode of this World Cup marathon, Tom and Dominic chart the dish’s prominence over the years and how, as an affront to the French, it became a rallying point for British patriotism and conservatism.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-17 02:00:44

285. Canada: Beaver Wars (media.mp3)

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Canada: Beaver Wars

Join Tom and Dominic as they discuss the illustrious history of the beaver. This story intertwines these small bundles of fur with tribal wars, the monopoly of the Hudson's Bay Company, and Grey Owl - the original beaver conservationist.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-16 02:00:02

284. Denmark: The Great Escape (media.mp3)

In today's episode, Tom and Dominic look at the story of how the vast majority of Denmark's Jewish population survived the Second World War, with help from Swedish royalty, fishermen, and many more...


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-15 02:00:48

283. Ecuador: Darwin's Adventure to the Galapagos (media.mp3)

Join Tom and Dominic as they discuss Charles Darwin's time in Ecuador, where his observation of Finches, Mockingbirds, Iguanas, and many other animals native to the Galapagos, sowed the seed of his theory of evolution...


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-14 02:00:17

282. Morocco: The Rif War (media.mp3)

In today's episode, Tom and Dominic discuss the Rif War, predecessor to the Spanish Civil War, set in 1920s Morocco, featuring Franco, Petain, Islamic tribesmen, American airmen and much more...


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-13 02:00:19

281. Spain: The Caliphate of Córdoba (media.mp3)

Today, Tom and Dominic are in Islamic Spain discussing Roman conquests, melancholy Emirs and vibrant harems... Don't miss the extraordinary story of the rise and fall of the Caliphate of Córdoba.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-12 02:00:21

280. Serbia: The Birthplace of Civilisation (media.mp3)

A little known story. Serbia, the home to one of the first great civilisations. They had the first written scripts, they smelted copper before anyone else, lived in urban settlements. But is it true? Join Tom and Dominic as they dive into this mysterious story.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-11 02:00:35

279. Cameroon: The Slave General of Peter the Great (media.mp3)

In today’s World Cup special on Cameroon, Tom and Dominic tell the fascinating story of “probably the most famous Cameroonian to become a Russian General”. Learn about the extraordinary life of Major-General Abram Petrovich Gannibal, the great-grandfather of Russia’s most famous poet, Alexander Pushkin.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-10 02:00:39

278. France: The Mystery of Le Prince (media.mp3)

In today's episode, Tom and Dominic explore the origins of the motion-picture camera, a device invented by "gentle giant" Louis Le Prince, who's œuvre spanned from working with pots and pans to photographing Queen Victoria or Gladstone. This history features mysterious disappearances, a jealous American competitor, Lancashire accents, and much more...


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-09 02:00:53

277. Japan: Samurai and Shoguns (media.mp3)

In today's episode, Tom and Dominic discuss the history of Japan through six characters, with leading cultural historian of Japan, Chris Harding, as they cover feuding lords and buddhist monks, both world wars, Japanese medieval poetry, Manga culture, and much, much more.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-08 02:00:31

276. Netherlands: The Maid of Holland (media.mp3)

Join Tom and Dominic as, for the first time ever, they dip their toes into the Dutch republic. They discuss the Maid of Holland, who as both a warrior and a house maker, was emblematic of the golden age of the Dutch republic.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-07 02:00:04

275. Argentina: The Welsh Colony (media.mp3)

Why are there Welsh speakers born in Argentina? Join Tom and Dominic to understand the fascinating and unlikely story of a Welsh colony in the Southern Hemisphere - and whether they remain there today.



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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-06 02:00:48

274. Switzerland: Calvin's Cancel Culture (media.mp3)

Today, Tom and Dominic are in 16th century Calvinist Geneva, where Michael Servetus is being condemned for heresy. Execution, imprisonment, treachery and public burnings all feature in this story which bears unusual similarities to the times we live in today…


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-05 02:00:35

273. Portugal: The Carnation Revolution (media.mp3)

In today's World Cup episode, Tom and Dominic return to the history of Portugal to discuss military coups, defence of dictatorship, Castro in Cuba, and the creation of a post-Salazar state.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-04 02:00:06

272. Senegal: The Door of No Return (media.mp3)

In today's episode, Tom and Dominic discuss the Senegalese island of Gorée, and its complex relationship with the transatlantic slave trade. They look at both the history and mythology of the "House of Slaves", which still stands today as a vestige to human exploitation.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-03 02:00:14

271. Belgium: History's Greatest Artist (media.mp3)

Who is the greatest artist of all time? Join Tom and Dominic as Belgian historian Bart van Loo puts forward the case for the hyper-realistic and highly influential art of early Northern Renaissance painter Jan van Eyck.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-02 02:00:43

270. Poland: Copernicus, the Dragon and the Salt Mine (media.mp3)

Join Tom and Dominic as they explore the seven wonders of Poland. Hear all about Krakus the dragon-slayer, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, "Kaiser soup", the influence of Oriental fashion, and much more...


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-01 02:00:46

269. Ghana: The Ashanti Empire (media.mp3)

On today's World Cup episode, Tom and Dominic discuss the Ashanti Empire.


Tune in to hear about the Anglo-Ashanti wars, human sacrifice, the role of Robert Baden-Powell and much, much more.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-30 02:00:29

268. Brazil: The Last Emperor (media.mp3)

As promised during the Portugal mini-series, Tom and Dominic are returning to Brazil to discuss its history post-independence. This episode will focus upon the Brazilian Empire, in particular the Emperor Pedro II. How did this boy who acceded to the throne at six years old, come to receive a French state funeral in front of 300,000 Parisians in the pouring rain?


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-29 02:00:13

267. Wales: The Roar of the Red Dragon (media.mp3)

What are the origins of Wales? And how do the Welsh define themselves against Englishness? As England play Wales in the World Cup today, Tom and Dominic are joined by Martin Johnes, Professor of History at the University of Swansea, to explore the age old rivalry between the two nations.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-28 02:00:20

266. South Korea: The Riddle of Hwang Jini (media.mp3)

Join Tom and Dominic on their journey to the 16th century Korean peninsula, as they discuss Hwang Jini - a gisaeng, poet, and entertainer - and her everlasting impact on Korean culture. Dubbed by Tom the 'poetic Emma Hamilton', the story of Hwang Jini takes us through Diamond Mountains, Buddhism and Confucianism, 16th century Korean social class, and much more...


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-27 02:00:47

265. Saudi Arabia: The Mystery of the Kaaba (media.mp3)

Join Tom and Dominic for their World Cup episode on Saudi Arabia, where they discuss 'the most famous structure in global Islam' - the Kaaba in Mecca.


Tune in to hear about the Prophet Mohammed, Abdul Malik, and the origins of the most sacred site in Islam.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-26 02:00:56

264. Mexico: Day of the Dead (media.mp3)

On the Day of the Dead you eat pan de muerto and exchange calaveras with your friends. This celebration is often claimed to have its roots in ancient Aztec traditions of human sacrifice. But is any of this true? Join Tom and Dominic to find out.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-25 02:00:04

263. USA vs England: The 200-Year Rivalry (media.mp3)

In today's World Cup special, Anglo-American relations are at their most tense, as the USA and England take to the football/soccer pitch.


Join Tom and Dominic as they take a retrospective look at this 200-year love-hate relationship. From the War of 1812, to Charles Dickens, all the way up to Beatlemania and James Bond - buckle up to discover the historical drama underpinning today's battle in Al Bayt Stadium.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-24 02:00:20

262. Tunisia: Dido of Carthage (media.mp3)

Join Tom and Dominic as they tell the story of the tragic heroine of Virgil’s Aeneid - Dido of Carthage. Listen as they discuss the origins of Carthage, recite top Latin phrases, and are joined by Juliette Pochin for a beautiful rendition of Dido’s Lament.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-23 02:00:28

261. Uruguay: The Tupamaros (media.mp3)

In 1963, with the influence of the Cuban Revolution strong in South America, the left wing guerrilla group the Tupamaros emerged. Listen to tales of kidnappings, shootings, imprisonment and torture in the Tupamaros' quest for political power.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-22 02:00:30

260. Croatia: The Man Who Saved The Roman Empire (media.mp3)

"In conditions of chaos, people from outside the Roman social elite can rise to the top."


Join Tom and Dominic for their World Cup episode on Croatia, where they discuss the extraordinary life of the Emperor Diocletian. They talk about the Crisis of the Third Century, the Roman 'sidebar of shame', crisis in Gaul, Roman Brexit, foundations of the Byzantine Empire, and the best fact Dominic has heard in the World Cup series so far...


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-21 02:00:35

259. Iran: England - 'The Little Satan' (media.mp3)

On the day of England vs. Iran, Tom and Dominic are joined by friend of the show, Ali Ansari, to discuss Anglo-Iranian relations. 


Tune in to hear stories of freemasons, early Iranian analysis of Tories and Whigs, the Anglo-Persian War, Salman Rushdie's fatwa, the ancestor of British Petroleum, and why Iran still sees England as a fox-like, 'little Satan'.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-20 02:00:51

258. Costa Rica: Civil War (media.mp3)

Join Tom and Dominic as they continue the World Cup series by discussing the Costa Rican Civil War. This event is filled with tremendous characters, including the historian-cum-president Teodoro Picado Michalski, José Figueres Ferrer who abolished the army, and the infamous Dr Valverde.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-19 02:00:10

257. Australia: The Mystery of the Somerton Man (media.mp3)

In today’s Australian-themed World Cup episode, Tom leads us through the incredible true story of the Somerton Man, a murder mystery that involves an Adelaide Beach, Persian poetry, and unexpected marriage. All will be revealed…


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-18 02:00:44

256. Germany: The White Rose (media.mp3)

Since the conquest of Poland, 300,000 Jews have been murdered in this country in the most bestial way ... The German people slumber on in dull, stupid sleep and encourage the fascist criminals. Each wants to be exonerated of guilt, each one continues on his way with the most placid, calm conscience. But he cannot be exonerated; he is guilty, guilty, guilty!” - Leaflet from the White Rose resistance movement, 1942.


In today’s episode on Germany, Dominic tells us the heroic story of five German students who founded a non-violent protest group during the most oppressive days of Nazi control. 


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-17 02:00:42

255. Qatar: A History (media.mp3)

It is finally here. Tom and Dominic are embarking upon their mighty World Cup themed extravaganza. Every day they will be releasing a new episode, each one based upon a different country that is competing in the tournament. 32 days, 32 countries, 32 episodes, fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the ride.


First up is Qatar. How did this tiny country in the Middle-East come to play such a prominent role in world affairs? Oil money, controlling the narrative, and western security are all part of the story.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-16 02:00:35

254. The World Cup: The Falklands, despots, and corruption (media.mp3)

In their last episode on the World Cup, Tom and Dominic are joined by the face of football, Gary Lineker. They discuss England playing Argentina in the 1986 World Cup in the wake of the Falklands War, the globalisation of the competition that began with USA 1994, and the corruption that surrounds the upcoming tournament in Qatar.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-15 02:00:59

253. The World Cup: Post-war reconciliation, Brazilian dictatorship, and North Koreans in Middlesbrough (media.mp3)

Welcome to the second episode of The Rest Is History's definitive guide to the history of the FIFA World Cup. In this episode, Tom and Dominic discuss the 1953 Match of the Century, post-war reconciliation, Dutch naked pool parties, medicals at NASA, Pickles the dog, and more.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-14 02:00:16

252. The World Cup: British Imperialism, South American rivalries, and Mussolini (media.mp3)

Welcome to The Rest Is History's definitive guide to the history of the FIFA World Cup, which looks past the football and uncovers the personalities, geopolitics, and drama behind the tournament.


In the first of three episodes, Tom and Dominic debate whether the global game is a product of British Imperialism, vicious South American rivalries, Bolivians playing in berets, the looming shadow of the Second World War, Mussolini, Hitler, and more.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-12 02:00:52

History's coming home... (preview) (media.mp3)

Forget the football, the next month's entertainment is coming from The Rest is History!


Join Tom and Dominic over the coming weeks as they embark on their colossal festival of world history. To mark the Fifa World Cup they are bringing you an episode on every single country taking part in the competition. From the Costa Rican Civil War, to courtesans in South Korea, via the White Rose movement in Nazi Germany, there is a historical tale for everyone.


To set this all up, on Monday Tom and Dominic begin their an epic three-parter on the history of the World Cup, in which they use the tournament as a vehicle for understanding global political and social history.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-10 02:00:01

251. Alfred the Great: Return of the King (media.mp3)

Battling with the expanding power of the Vikings, listen to Tom and Dominic discover how King Alfred the Great earned his name in the second instalment of our two part series on England's Founding Father.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-07 02:00:10

250. Alfred the Great: Fury of the Vikings (media.mp3)

Alfred the Great is under invasion from the Vikings.


Join Tom and Dominic as they discuss Alfred's anointment by the Pope in Rome, his duality as both a fearsome warrior and a man of poetry, plus his unbelievable escape from a Christmas ambush from Viking invaders.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-11-03 02:00:45

248. Treason in Modern Britain (media.mp3)

Join Tom and Dominic for the second part of their exploration of the history of treason. How has the 1351 treason act impacted Britain and the world since the 17th century? This will be answered as they discuss seismic events such as the trial of Charles I, American independence, and the Easter Rising. 


Treason: People, Power and Plot opens at The National Archives on 5th November and runs until 6th April. It is free to all. For all information and to delve deeper please visit nationalarchives.gov.uk/treason.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-10-31 02:00:52

247. Medieval Treason (media.mp3)

Join Tom and Dominic at the National Archives as they explore the history of treason in Britain, going right back to the 1351 treason act. How has treason changed since its inception? Why are traitors hanged, drawn, and quartered? What impact did the reformation have upon treason? As these questions are answered, the story will interlink with some of the biggest characters in British history: Richard III, Henry VIII, James I, and more!


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-10-27 02:00:07

246. Monty & Patton vs. the Nazis (media.mp3)

Do commanders matter? Were the British generals effective or "foppish"? How did the Allies rebound from huge losses such as the Battle of Dunkirk to victories like Alamein and D-Day? Tom and Dominic are joined by Al Murray to discuss all this and more, following the release of Al’s new book Command: How the Allies Learned to Win the Second World War


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-10-24 02:00:10

245. Trafalgar: Victory (media.mp3)

In this final episode Tom and Dominic discuss the legendary Battle of Trafalgar. Despite being outnumbered and facing the biggest ship in the world, Nelson took the battle to the French and Spanish forces. With the swell on his side, Nelson’s brave leadership from the deck of the Victory gave the British one of their most famous military successes. Join Tom and Dominic as they take you through the battle, Nelson’s death, and its legacy.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-10-21 02:00:26

The Fall of Liz Truss (media.mp3)

After just 45 days, Liz Truss has resigned.


Join Tom and Dominic for this special episode to discuss her place in history. Is she Britain's worst ever Prime Minister? Is this the worst crisis in post-war British history? How does she compare to Gordian I? Is Tom Holland getting a peerage? All will be answered.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-10-20 02:00:06

244. Trafalgar: Countdown to Annihilation (media.mp3)

In the second episode of Tom and Dominic's Trafalgar trilogy, the stakes could not be higher. They discuss: Napoleon's plan to invade Britain (and the possible repercussions if he did); what developments in naval technology meant for the British and Spanish/French allies; and Nelson's own life, legacy, and strategy to "annihilate the enemy".


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-10-17 02:00:38

243. Trafalgar: A World at War (media.mp3)

Was the Battle of Trafalgar the most decisive battle of the 19th century? Join Tom and Dominic as they embark on a three part series discussing this incredible conflict between the British Royal Navy and combined fleets of the French and Spanish navies, focusing in this episode on the distrust of standing armies vs the Royal Navy, advanced technology used for the first time during Trafalgar, and the martyr-like status of Horatio Nelson, who led the British to victory. 


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-10-13 02:00:32

242. French History on Film (media.mp3)

Tom and Dominic welcome film critic Muriel Zagha to discuss the home of cinema, France, and its history through ten films, spanning from Vercingétorix to Vichy. Featuring Jean Renoir, Isabelle Adjani, Louis de Funès and many more...


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-10-10 02:00:41

241. Young Churchill: Prisoner and Fugitive (media.mp3)

In the final instalment of our series on Young Churchill, learn how Churchill escaped a prisoner of war camp in the Boer War, becoming an imperialist hero. Discover how Churchill sought shelter in rat infested hideaways, escaped in the tight consignment of a train, plus how the simple activity of a hair appointment almost blew his cover...


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-10-06 02:00:12

240. Young Churchill: Soldier of Empire (media.mp3)

Join Tom and Dominic in the second episode of our mini-series on Young Churchill as they dive into his imperial exploits. From Cuba to Sudan, they explore his obsession with adventure, the ambiguities that existed within his own moral universe, and his swashbuckling prose.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-10-03 02:00:12

239. Young Churchill: Born to Lead (media.mp3)

‘The child is the father of the man.’


In the first episode of this mini-series on Young Churchill, Tom and Dominic explore the early life of Winston Churchill. They discuss the cruelty of his parents, his deeply imbued sense of destiny, and the razor sharp wit of the future Prime Minister.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-29 02:00:21

238. The Regency Revolution (media.mp3)

How were the bonnets, corsets, and empire line dresses of the Regency period expressive of a revolutionary era?


In this episode, Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are joined by Hilary Davidson to discuss fashion in early 19th century Britain. Diving into the world of Jane Austen, they look to understand how the unprecedented changes in style were driven by the social, cultural, and political changes of the time.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-26 02:00:34

237. Marilyn Monroe (media.mp3)

Actress, singer, model and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe has long been associated with old school Hollywood glamour and American pop culture. But why is she worth studying historically? Join Tom and Dominic as they discuss Marilyn's relationship to the Mafia, JFK, the Korean War and her persisting relevance today.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-22 02:00:33

236. China and World War II - Part 2 (media.mp3)

Tom and Dominic welcome back special guest Rana Mitter to discuss China's position during World War Two.


This episode covers the Rape of Nanjing by Japanese forces, the military tactic of flooding the Yellow River, the deal between Chinese Nationalist Wang Jin Wei and Japan, and the unlikely pairing of 'Vinegar Joe' Stilwell and Chiang Kai-shek.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-20 07:33:25

234. China and World War II - Part 1 (media.mp3)

Friend of the show Rana Mitter joins Tom and Dominic this week to discuss the role of China in the Second World War.


In the first of two episodes, Rana, Tom and Dominic cover the fall of the last Emperor and the establishment of a Chinese Republic in 1912, the Opium Wars, warlords, and the Kuomintang uniting China.


Plus, tune in to find out why Rana argues that the Second World War actually began in 1937...


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-15 02:00:53

233. Germans Behaving Badly (media.mp3)

Why is modern society so self-obsessed?


The answer may be found in a group of late 18th century German rebels, including the writer Goethe and playwright Friedrich Schiller. Andrea Wulf joins Dominic and Tom in today's episode to discuss the rebels' progressive (and often scandalous) lives and her new book, 'Magnificent Rebels: The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self'. 


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-12 02:00:49

232. The Loch Ness Monster (media.mp3)

Does the Loch Ness Monster exist? When was the first mention of it recorded in history? And who are the people who have claimed to have seen it?


Join Tom and Dominic as they discuss how a few 'sightings' of a mysterious creature took the world by storm...


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-09 14:48:52

232. Queen Elizabeth II - part 2 (media.mp3)

In February 1952, on the death of her father King George VI, the 25-year-old Elizabeth became Queen. During her long reign she was served by 15 Prime Ministers and met an extraordinary array of people. Dominic Sandbrook and Tom Holland here examine her 70 years as Queen of the United Kingdom & 14 other countries, and head of the Commonwealth.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-09 13:21:38

231. Queen Elizabeth II - part 1 (media.mp3)

The death of the Queen at the age of 96 brings to an end seven decades of her reign over Britain and the Commonwealth. In the first of a two-part series, Dominic Sandbrook and Tom Holland look back at the early years of Elizabeth’s life, leading up to her coronation.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-08 01:00:37

230. Portugal: Football, Fado, and Fascism? (media.mp3)

In the final chapter of this series on the history of Portugal, Tom and Dominic explore Portugal in the 20th century, the two World Wars, the Miracle of Fatima and dictator Antonio Salazar.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-07 02:00:40

229. Portugal: Gold, Earthquakes, and Brazil (media.mp3)

Earthquakes, gold rush, and Brazil.


Join Tom and Dominic for the third episode in this history of Portugal series.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-06 02:00:21

228. Portugal: The Golden Age of Discovery (media.mp3)

In the second episode of this Portugal mini-series, Tom and Dominic discuss the Portuguese setting sail for far flung reaches of the world, their relationship with Philip II of Spain, and the impact of Vasco da Gama.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-05 02:00:28

227. Portugal: On the Edge of the World (media.mp3)

Welcome to The Rest Is History's Portugal mini-series!


In the first of four episodes on Portugal, Tom and Dominic chart the nation's early history: Romans, Visigoths, the Reconquista, alliances with England, and much, much more...


This episode is kindly sponsored by Wine52 - to claim your free case of Portuguese wine, follow this link: wine52.com/history


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-02 02:00:30

ARCHIVE: Gorbachev, the fall of the Soviet Union, and the rise of Putin (media.mp3)

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, died aged 91 this week.


In March 2022, Tom and Dominic recorded a mini-series on Gorbachev, the fall of the Soviet Union and the subsequent rise of Putin.


We’ve stitched together the first two episodes from the series into a longer special, which charts Gorbachev’s early life, his vision for the USSR, its subsequent collapse, his relationship with Yeltsin, and how this all gave rise to Putin’s Russia of the present day.


So, if you've liked what you've heard and would like to listen to the third and fourth episodes in the series, click on the links below:

161. Yeltsin, Economic Chaos and President Putin - apple.co/3q9ha0s

162. Putin's Russia - apple.co/3cM3mpE


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-01 02:00:12

226. The Lord of the Rings (media.mp3)

Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling books ever written, with over 150 million copies sold.


Join Tom and Dominic in the second of two episodes on the life and work of J.R.R. Tolkien, where they discuss the themes of encroaching industrialisation, the air defences of Mordor, and whether the Scouring of the Shire was an allegory for post-war Attlee Britain...


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-29 02:00:10

225. J.R.R. Tolkien (media.mp3)

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is one of the most prestigious authors in modern history, best known for writingThe Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.


In the first of two episodes, Tom and Dominic explore Tolkien's childhood, his relationship with religion, and the impact that the rapidly changing English countryside had on the creation of Middle Earth.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-25 02:00:06

224. Roman Holidays (media.mp3)

Grand villas on the Bay of Naples, engraving names on Egyptian singing statues, and sightseeing tours of Biblical sights in the Levant.


The fourth and final episode of this series explores Roman holidays - join Tom and Dominic as they discuss the destinations and activities of the ancient holidaying world.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-22 02:00:07

223. Sun, Sea, and Sex (media.mp3)

The rise and fall of Butlin's, Benidorm and Franco, class, package holidays, bikinis, mass tourism and sunbathing. The third episode in our holiday series has it all - join Tom and Dominic as they discuss the history of modern holidays in the post First World War era.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-18 02:00:54

222. Victorian Holidays (media.mp3)

The birth of guide books, resorts, and the package holiday.


In the second episode in our holidays series Tom and Dominic drill down into the story of Thomas Cook, package tours, and nightmarish German spa treatments.


The third holidays episode, 'Sun, Sea and Sex', will be out on Monday, followed on Thursday by the final episode in the series, 'Roman Holidays'.


Show notes:

Tourists: How the British Went Abroad to Find Themselves - Lucy Lethbridge


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-16 02:00:26

Introducing Empire with William Dalrymple (media.mp3)

Today's feed drop features friend of the show William Dalrymple discussing his new podcast, Empire, which he hosts alongside Anita Anand.


How do empires rise? Why do they fall? And how have they shaped the world around us today?


This new show explores the stories, personalities and events of empire over the course of history.


The first series looks at the British in India, covering The East India Company, the Raj, Gandhi, Independence and Partition.


In the opening episode, William and Anita discuss the rise of The East India Company, exploring how a small corporation with only a handful of employees came to rule India. The episode begins with the birth of the Company in Tudor England and culminates with Robert Clive and the Battle of Plassey.


Listen to the second episode of Empire below:

Apple - apple.co/3bVP1Xi

Spotify - spoti.fi/3zX2hmG


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-15 02:00:02

221. Holidays: Byron's Grand Tour (media.mp3)

Welcome to the first of four episodes on the history of holidays: Byron's Grand Tour; The Invention of Mass Tourism; Sun, Sea and Sex; and Roman Holidays.


In the first episode, Tom and Dominic explore the adventures of Byron, Boswell and their peers contemporaries to foreign lands, where they pursued romance, sought to improve their health, and 'acquire' authentic souvenirs.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-11 02:00:21

220. Justinian & Theodora: The Secret History (media.mp3)

Wars, disease, and legacy.


In the final episode of the trilogy, Tom and Dominic discuss the Byzantine reconquest of Italy, the arrival of the Justinianic plague, and the legacy of Justinian and Theodora.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-09 02:00:17

219. Justinian: Making Rome Great Again (media.mp3)

The Riot that destroyed a city and almost brought down an Emperor...


In the second part of our trilogy, Tom and Dominic discuss the Nika riots in the early part of Justinian's reign, and how he set himself out as the defender of Christendom against the Persian Empire in the East.


The third and final episode, 'Justinian & Theodora: The Secret History', will be released on Thursday. Can't wait until then? Head to restishistorypod.com to get it right now!


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-08 02:00:00

218. Theodora: Empress of Byzantium (media.mp3)

In the first episode of a three part series, Tom and Dominic dive into the incredible story of Justinian and Theodora.


Tune in for an incredible (and racy) introduction to the powerful Byzantine empress, the collapse of the Western half of the Roman Empire, and a deep-dive into the great city of Constantinople.


Justinian and Theodora episode release schedule:

Monday 8th August - THEODORA: EMPRESS OF BYZANTIUM

Tuesday 9th August - JUSTINIAN: MAKING ROME GREAT AGAIN

Thursday 11th August - JUSTINIAN & THEODORA: THE SECRET HISTORY


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-04 02:00:23

217. Plague and the decline of the Roman Empire (media.mp3)

Tom and Dominic are joined by friend of the show Kyle Harper to discuss how pandemics and disease played a far greater role in the decline of the Roman Empire than previously understood.


On the show Kyle, Dominic, and Tom discuss life expectancy, how the Roman Empire was ‘bad for people’s health', the Antonine Plague, and more.


Listen to our previous episodes with Kyle:

146. Disease vs. the rise of civilisation

147. Disease, the New World and modern pandemics


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-01 02:00:06

216. Pigeons (media.mp3)

If it became necessary immediately to discard every line and method of communications used on the front, except one, and it were left to me to select that one method, I should unhesitatingly choose the pigeons’, wrote Major General Fowler, Chief of Signals and Communications of the British Army, after the First World War.


On today's podcast Tom and Dominic are joined by Gordon Corera, the BBC's Security Correspondent and author of 'Operation Columba: The Secret Pigeon Service', to discuss the often under-appreciated role of pigeons throughout the course of history.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-28 02:00:39

215. Stalingrad and the Red Army (media.mp3)

Tom and Dominic are again joined by Iain MacGregor to discuss the climax of the Battle of Stalingrad, Pavlov's House, and the Red Army's counter offensive that ultimately defeated the Axis forces.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-25 02:00:48

214. The Battle of Stalingrad (media.mp3)

Stalingrad: the bloodiest battle of the Second World War.


Tom and Dominic are joined by Iain MacGregor to discuss the build up, context and outbreak of the Battle of Stalingrad.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-22 02:00:28

213. London: Moments (media.mp3)

Welcome to the fifth and final episode in our London Week.


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London: Moments

A drunk elephant, a polar bear swimming in the Thames, and Metroland are discussed by Tom and Dominic in the final London Week episode, as they explore the Royal Menagerie at the Tower of London and the expansion of the metropolitan railway. 


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Sunday 13th November 2022 - evening

Clapham Grand, London


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-21 02:00:16

212. Haunted London (media.mp3)

Welcome to the fourth episode in our London Week mini-series.


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London: Haunted London

Join Tom and Dominic for a special live, on location episode as they walk around central London exploring the haunted remnants of the past.


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Sunday 13th November 2022 - evening

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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-20 02:00:42

211. London: People (media.mp3)

Welcome to the third episode in our new mini-series: LONDON WEEK.


From Monday to Friday we're releasing an episode daily. Monday's 'Londinium' and Thursday's 'Haunted London' are live episodes we recorded on location earlier this year. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday we're releasing episodes on 'Places', 'People', and 'Moments' from London's past.


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London: People

Henry Fielding and C.L.R. James - two figures who are part of the furniture in London's history. Tom and Dominic debate and discuss their lives and legacy in the latest episode of London Week. 


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Sunday 13th November 2022 - evening

Clapham Grand, London


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-19 02:00:12

210. London: Places (media.mp3)

Welcome to the second episode in our new mini-series: LONDON WEEK.


From Monday to Friday we'll release an episode daily. Monday's 'Londinium' and Thursday's 'Haunted London' are live episodes we recorded on location earlier this year. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday we're releasing episodes on 'Places', 'People', and 'Moments' from London's past.


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London: Places

In the second episode of London Week, Tom and Dominic focus on two very different historical places in London's past, discussing Barking Abbey and the 2i's Coffee Bar.


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After the first live show sold out, we've managed to secure an evening slot on the same day and at the same venue!


Sunday 13th November 2022 - evening

Clapham Grand, London


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-18 02:00:33

209. Londinium (media.mp3)

Welcome to the first episode in our new mini-series: LONDON WEEK.


From Monday to Friday we'll release an episode daily. Today's 'Londinium' and Thursday's 'Haunted London' are live episodes we recorded on location earlier this year. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday we'll be releasing episodes on 'Places', 'People', and 'Moments' from London's past.


To get ALL FIVE episodes right now, become a member of The Rest Is History Club - you'll also get ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.


NEW LIVE SHOW TICKETS

After the first live show sold out, we've managed to secure an evening slot on the same day and at the same venue!


Sunday 13th November 2022 - evening

Clapham Grand, London


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Londinium:

Amid the sounds of building sites and ambulance sirens, Tom and Dominic march across the bridges and snake down the alleyways of London. In this special live episode, they uncover the Roman roots of the capital city, tracing its journey from desolate mudflats to a sprawling beacon of civilisation. 


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-15 02:00:50

From Revisionist History: Margaret Mitchell and A Star is Born (media.mp3)

We’re sharing a bonus episode from our friends at Revisionist History, Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast about things misunderstood and overlooked.


This season, Malcolm’s obsessed with experiments – natural experiments, scientific experiments, thought experiments. In this episode of Revisionist History, we learn that Margaret Mitchell was killed by a drunk driver in 1949. She was one of the country’s biggest celebrities in America at the time, but the public reaction was muted.


Why wasn’t the public more angry about drunk drivers? That’s the question Malcolm sets out to explore.


You can hear more from Revisionist History at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/rhs7?sid=history




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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-14 02:00:12

208. George Orwell (media.mp3)

George Orwell is one of the most celebrated novelists, essayists, and journalists in modern British history. 


Tom and Dominic are joined by Robert Colls, Professor Emeritus of History at De Montfort University, to discuss the life and legacy of the man who wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four, Animal Farm, and Homage to Catalonia.


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We Have Ways Festival - 22nd-24th July 2022 - tickets: wehavewaysfest.co.uk


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-13 02:00:30

207. Historical Love Island: THE WINNER (media.mp3)

Historical Love Island has swept the nation and the podcasting world since Monday, when four couples made it to the final: General Custer & Lola Montez, Lord Byron & Sporus, Stanley Baldwin & Theodora, and Jimmy Carter & Olympias.


Fans flocked to Twitter to vote for their favourite historical pair - but which couple did Rest Is History listeners crown victorious? Listen to this special episode as Tom and Dominic announce the winner.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-11 02:00:25

206. Historical Love Island (media.mp3)

The Love Island phenomenon is sweeping the nation, so Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are joined by Tom's daughter, Katy Holland, to play their part in creating a ‘villa’ made up of historical figures. Who will loveable nice-boy Jimmy Carter ‘couple up’ with? Will Judas Iscariot and Stanley Baldwin get along?


Head to Twitter after listening on Monday morning to vote on The Rest Is History's Love Island poll for your FAVOURITE historical couple. A special bonus episode will be released on Wednesday 13th July to announce and assess the winners and losers.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-08 02:00:36

205. The Last Days of Boris Johnson (media.mp3)

Boris Johnson has resigned.


In a special episode of The Rest Is History Tom and Dominic dissect the tumultuous last few days in British politics, with references and comparisons to Roman emperors, Margaret Thatcher, and other characters from modern and ancient history.


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Editor: James Hodgson

Producer: Joey McCarthy

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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-07 02:00:40

204. Gone with the Wind (media.mp3)

"There was a land of cavaliers and cotton fields called the Old South".


Tom and Dominic are joined by Sarah Churchwell to discuss the 'Lost Cause' myth that has pervaded American culture for 150 years, its embodiment in both the novel and film version of Gone with the Wind, and what insight it gives into post-Civil War America.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-04 02:00:20

203. American Civil War: Aftermath & Legacy (media.mp3)

In the final episode of this 'American Civil War' series, Tom, Dominic and historian Adam Smith look at the end of the conflict, the subsequent assassination of Abraham Lincoln and how the war is viewed in modern day America.


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Producer: Paul King


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