Dan Snow's History Hit

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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The Rise of the Praetorian Guard


From Gladiator to Star Wars, today the Praetorians are one of the most distinctive military units of Imperial Rome. But what do we know about this unit’s origins? Tristan caught up with historian Lindsay Powell to talk through their rise.


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The British Spy who Saved Jews from Hitler


Thomas Kendrick was at the very centre of British Intelligence operations throughout the first half of the twentieth century. He masterminded spy networks, saved the lives of thousands of Austrian Jews & saved MI6. Helen Fry joins Dan to tell his s...


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From the Punjab to the Western Front


Over a million Indian soldiers served during WWI, but many of their records had been lost - hiding their stories from history. Until now. Newly recovered documents have put the men of the Indian Army back into the story of the allied war effort.


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The British Monarchy


The British Monarchy is a thread that has run throughout the history of Britain but over the centuries it has been a constantly evolving institution. Tracy Borman helps Dan chart how the monarchy has changed and what roles it continues to play.


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The Assassination of JFK: Explained


Everyone who was alive at the time remembers the day President John F. Kennedy was shot dead in Dallas, Texas on the 22 November 1963. On this anniversary Dan gives a moment-by-moment account of the day that shocked the world and speaks to Jefferson Mo...


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Greg Jenner: Ask a Historian


When and why did we start keeping hamsters as pets? When was sign language first used in the UK? If you were planning a bank heist, which historical figures would you call on? These are just some of the burning historical questions that public historia...


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Searching for the Lost of World War One


At the end of the World War One, around one million citizens of the British Empire had been lost, and the whereabouts of about half of these was unknown. Finding them was the task of the searchers.


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The Magic Circle & Hoaxes in History


Hoaxes and magic were widespread in 18th century Britain. From a woman who claimed to birth rabbits, to a man who said he’d climb into a bottle in front of a live audience, many of the claims sound laughably unbelievable to us today. But at the time, t...


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When the World's Armies Came to Salisbury Plain


During World War One, Britain and its empire mobilised soldiers on a hitherto unprecedented scale. That required a huge logistical effort to feed, equip, house and train them. No place reflects these efforts better than Salisbury Plains. Now mainly sle...


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We Didn't Start the Fire: Dien Bien Phu


This episode of the podcast comes from a show called ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’ which is a modern history podcast inspired by the lyrics of the legend that is Billy Joel. In this episode, Dan chats with the wonderful Katie Puckrik and Tom Fordyce about...


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