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.
The Norman conquest of England in 1066 was one of the great milestones of English history but their influence reached from Northern Europe to North Africa. Trevor Rowley joins Dan to explore their origins, conquests and legacy.
Do the 21st Century & the Middle Ages really share that much in common? Examining a millennium of history Dan Jones guides Dan through a re-examination of the Middle Ages challenging the Eurocentric view of the period.
Churchill is a totemic figure who is often cited as one of the greatest Brits of all time. However, his career had as much to do with failure as it did success. Geoffrey Wheatcroft joins Dan for a radical reappraisal of Churchill's life & work.
With original recordings reliving the events of the night of 25 July 1943 interwoven with a fascinating interview, Dan presents a vivid insight into the life & bravery of the remarkable Flight Lieutenant Stevens & the extraordinary men he flew ...
On September 1 1939 Nazi Germany invaded Poland followed two days later by France & the United Kingdom declaring war on Germany & beginning WWII. Dan examines the triggers that impelled humanity into another devastating conflict.
How different is battlefield archaeology compared to other disciplines? Do local legends ever help track down evidence in a field? And why are potato fields problematic for archaeologists? Archaeologist Sam Wilson joins Gone Medieval hostMatt Lewis.
Vaccines have become a subject of great controversy in recent months but the requirement to have them is far from new. From George Washington to controversies of the modern-day Dan is guided through the issue by Dr Lindsay Chervinsky.
Over six decades John Simpson has been on the frontline of reporting bringing news from some of the most dangerous places on the planet to the television screens of millions of people. He joins Dan to discuss his life and work.
The SBS was formed out of the Commandos during the Second World War to help counter Nazi domination of Europe. This small unit took on some of the most dangerous missions of the Second World War. Saul David joins Dan to tell their story.
The industrial revolution began in Britain & became one of the most extraordinary economic miracles in human history but the next two centuries have been more to do with improvisation than planning. But, how did we get to where we are today?