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 Profumo Affair

It was the scandal that shook the British political world to its core leading to ministerial resignations & helping to bring down a prime minister & cause the defeat of the Conservative party at the next general election. It was the Profumo aff...



The Beauty and Violence of the Renaissance

The Renaissance was a time of radical change in Europe with an explosion in the production of art, new methods of waging war, Europeans discovering the new world, the printing press and religious strife with reformation.



Disaster Before D-Day: Exercise Tiger

The D-Day landings of June 6 1944 were the largest amphibious landing in the history of warfare & were a major turning point towards Allied victory. But they weren’t without planning & practice & in late April 1944, one of these trials ende...



The Bank That Sacked Its Customers

When we think of investment banking we think of high-risk trades, profit at any cost and big bonuses but there is an institution that sees it differently; Brown Brothers Harriman. Zachary Karabell joins Dan to tell the story of a different kind of bank.




In this episode taken from our back catalogue Professor Paul Cartledge the concept which is the foundation stone of our political culture: democracy.



Tulsa Race Massacre

On May 31 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma, was torn apart by one of the worst instances of racialised violence in American history. Scott Elsworth joins Dan to to shed light on what happened in Tulsa on that terrible day & the ongoing work to deal with its le...



Joan of Arc

On May 30, 1431, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake at the age of 19. It is safe to say that few teenagers have had as big an impact on Anglo-French history as Joan of Arc.



Israel and Palestine: An Israeli Perspective with Benny Morris

The conflict between Israeli's and Palestinians is one that inflames strong emotions and opinions on all sides, but can a solution be found or is it an intractable one?



The Mystery of the Ninth Legion

The legions of Rome were the nucleus of Rome’s military might for centuries. Yet of these legions there was one whose end is shrouded in mystery: the Ninth Legion. So what might have happened to this legion?



Sinking the Bismarck

In May 1941 Nazi Germany's most powerful warship and pride of the Kriegsmarine the Bismarck slipped out of harbour and made its way to hunt Allied merchant shipping in the Atlantic. Operation Rheinubung would be its first and last mission.