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.
John Dickie joins Dan from the History Hit Archive to discuss the international story of an organisation that now has 6 million members across the globe. Find out what the freemasons are and why they seem to attract so many conspiracy theories.
Ben Rhodes has served at the very pinnacle of politics. Since leaving politics Ben spent three years travelling the world speaking to leaders, activists & dissidents across dozens of countries. He shares with Dan the lessons he has learnt about dem...
On 22 June 1941 Hitler unleashed Operation Barbarossa the biggest military operation in human history. Author & broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby exposes the human cost of a conflict that was unprecedented in its scale & savagery.
From the Neolithic period to the early 18th century Crannogs were a feature of Scottish, Welsh and Irish lakes and estuaries enabling a unique way of life. These unusual dwellings consisted of an artificial island constructed over and in the water.
Mary, Queen of Scots, returned to the news headlines when the rosary she carried to her execution in 1587, was recently stolen from Arundel Castle. It's the latest chapter in the enduring story of this highly romanticised figure.
Mary reigned ov...
206 years ago today, 60,000 men were slaughtered in the Battle of Waterloo. Napoleon Bonaparte's French army was finally defeated by an almighty coalition of troops from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Hanover, Brunswick & Nassau.
Winston Churchill's daughters Diana, Sarah, Marigold & Mary are often overshadowed by their father's fame but they also lived fascinating lives. This is a story of a family at the very heart of political & social life & the pressu...
For many people sending a postcard is an enjoyable part of any seaside trip but rather than just being a novelty they were once a vital form of communication & often the quickest way to contact your friends & family.
The Anglo-Saxon period is vital for the formation of England and the UK as we know it but is a difficult era to fully understand. Marc Morris guides us through these difficult centuries, separating truth from legend & illuminating this dark period.