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. Producer: Peter Curry


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The Haitian Revolution, History's Most Successful Slave Revolt with Dr Nicole Willson

The Haitian Revolution caused a seismic shift in global politics. When a mixture of different groups on the French colony of Saint Domingue rose against the colonists, few expected the rebellion to succeed. However, under the leadership of Toussaint L...


 2019-10-08  26m

Orlandon Figes on 19th century cultural development

Orlando Figes talks to Dan about social and technological developments and their relationship to cultural changes in the 19th century.


 2019-10-06  41m

The History of Celebrity with Greg Jenner

Dan talks to Greg Jenner about the history of celebrity and his role as historical advisor in the Horrible Histories film.


 2019-10-03  19m

The Crusades with Dan Jones

Dan Jones tells the story of The Crusades from their 11th century origins to their relevance today.


 2019-10-01  50m

How Christianity Changed the Western World with Tom Holland

Tom Holland schools Dan on how Christianity dominates western values and ideas, even today among those who aspire to secularism. He shows about how many of our moral codes and ideas are Christian in origin, and how the changing status of the West in gl...


 2019-09-29  50m

The Rise of the East India Company with William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple charts the rise of the East India Company, from the decline of the Mughals to alliance with powerful Indian bankers, as well as weighing in on some of the most important questions which have dogged the role of the British in India for...


 2019-09-26  42m

What Makes a Dictator with Frank Dikötter

Dan talks to Frank Dikötter, an eminent professor on Chinese history, who has written a new book about dictators around the world. They discuss what dictators need to do to control power and whether there is anything different about the people who beco...


 2019-09-24  22m

Arnhem 75: The Veteran's View

This podcast sees Dan jump out of an aircraft to relive the events of the landing back in 1944, while on the way we hear the testimonies of veterans who lived through the Battle of Arnhem. Dan also chats to the UK and US ambassadors to the Netherlands,...


 2019-09-22  25m

The Battle of Arnhem with James Holland and Paul Reed

These intercut interviews with historians James Holland and Paul Reed tell the story of the Battle of Arnhem. Both give poignant and occasionally lurid accounts of the battle, and both comment on the battle plans of Operation Market Garden and whether ...


 2019-09-20  31m

Elizabeth I and Europe with Estelle Paranque

Estelle Paranque launches into a passioned explanation of Elizabeth I and how she masterfully handled the European powers of her day. She talks about French attempts to win her hand, her defence of the Huguenots, and handling the problem of the Spanish...


 2019-09-17  32m