Dan Snow's HISTORY HIT

Dan Snow's HISTORY HIT

United Kingdom

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. Join the conversation on twitter: @HistoryHit Producer: Dan Morelle

Episodes

Shrabani Basu - Victoria & Abdul  
Shrabani Basu @shrabanibasu_ is a journalist and historian. She is the author of For King and Another Country: Indian Soldiers on the Western Front 1914-18, Victoria & Abdul: The Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant, Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan and Curry: The Story of Britain’s Favourite Dish. She is also the founder and chair of the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust.

Victoria & Abdul: The Extraordinary True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant is out in now.

Producer: Dan Morelle

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Stephen Frears - Directing the Past  
Stephen Frears is an Oscar winning film director. Frears has directed British films since the 1980s including My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, High Fidelity, The Queen, Philomena and Florence Foster Jenkins. His most recent film, Victoria and Abdul depicts the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian servant Abdul Karim.

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Dan Jones - The Templars  
Dan Jones @dgjones is a historian, broadcaster and award-winning journalist. His internationally bestselling works include The Plantagenets, Magna Carta and The Templars. He has written and hosted dozens of TV shows including the acclaimed Netflix/Channel 5 series 'Secrets of Great British Castles'. He writes a weekly column for the London Evening Standard and his writing also appears in newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian, GQ and The Spectator.

The Templars: The Rise and Fall of Gods Holy Warriors is out in now.

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Consumptive Chic - Carolyn Day  
Carolyn A. Day is Assistant Professor at Furman University where she teaches British History and the History of Medicine. She received a BA in History and a BSc in Microbiology from Louisiana State University, US, an MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University, UK, and a PhD from Tulane University, US, in British history.

Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion and Disease is out in October.

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Live from Chalke Valley History Festival  
Dan is joined by historians Alexandra Churchill, Dr Fern Riddell, and Dr Suzannah Lipscomb. Recorded live at the Chalke Valley History Festival in June, 2017.

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WW1 Battlefield Archaeology - Simon Verdegem  
Simon Verdegem @SimonVerdege ‏ is a battlefield archaeologist specialising in WW1. He is head archaeologist for the forthcoming @hill80arch Project Whitesheet.

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In Conversation with Philippa Gregory  
Philippa Gregory @PhilippaGBooks, the author who re-invented the historical novel, joined Dan love in front of an audience at Soho Hotel in May 2017 to, explore her writing career and body of work.
Since the publication of her first novel, 30 years ago, Philippa Gregory has reinvigorated the appetite and fascination for historical fiction and given a voice to the most prominent women in British history.

Philippa's new book is called The Last Tudor and is out now.

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Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea - Shiraz Maher  
Shiraz Maher @ShirazMaher is a British writer and analyst, and a senior research fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence at King's College London. He also teaches at Johns Hopkins University. Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea is out now.

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The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan - Yasmin Khan  
Dr. Yasmin Khan @yasmin_khan is a British historian and writer, and University Lecturer in British History (18th to early 20th century). Her research focuses on the history of the British in India, the British Empire, South Asian decolonization, refugees and the aftermath of empire. She has also written about the Second World War and the imperial dimensions of the conflict. The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan is out now.

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Anita Rani shares her family's Partition history  
Anita Rani @itsanitarani returns to History Hit almost 2 years since her first appearance. This time to discuss Indian Partition and her new 2-part series on BBC One entitled 'My Family, Partition & Me' where she presents the extraordinary and emotional stories of three British families, one Muslim, one Hindu and one British colonial, who lived in India 70 years ago, at the time of partition.

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Williamson Tunnels  
The Williamson Tunnels are a labyrinth of tunnels in the Edge Hill area of Liverpool, England, which were built under the direction of the eccentric businessman Joseph Williamson between 1810 and 1840.

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History Hit 360: World War One Trench  

Put on your headphones, close your eyes and allow us to teleport you to the frontline of WW1. If you enjoy this episode please share with your friends. Send them to historyhit.com/360

How accurate is Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk'? - James Holland  
SPOILER ALERT!
Dan and James geek-out over the new Dunkirk film.

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Passchendaele 100 (Part 3 of 4) - The Last Post at Menin Gate  
Dan attends the Menin Gate for the 100th anniversary commemoration of The Battle of Passchendaele.

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Passchendaele 100 (Part 2 of 4) - Alexandra Churchill  
Alexandra Churchill @churchill_alex is an author, researcher and historian who has contributed to and appeared on numerous television documentaries, including Timewatch (BBC2), Fighting the Red Baron (Channel 4) and Titanic with Len Goodman (BBC1). Her first book, Blood and Thunder: The Boys of Eton College and the First World War, was published in 2014. Her second book, Over Land and Sea: Chelsea FC in the Great War (2015). Alexandra's new book, 'Passchendaele: 103 Days In Hell' is out now.

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Passchendaele 100 (Part 1 of 4) - Nick Lloyd  
Nick Lloyd, PhD, FRHistS, is Reader in Military and Imperial History at King's College London based at the Joint Services Command & Staff College in Shrivenham, Wiltshire. His new book, Passchendaele: A New History is out now.

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Enlightened Princesses - Joanna Marschner  
Joanna Marschner is Senior Curator at Historic Royal Palaces.

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The Women Who Flew for Hitler - Clare Mulley  
Clare Mulley @claremulley is an award-winning biographer, and regular contributor to historical and current affairs journals, TV and radio. Clare's latest book, The Women Who Flew for Hitler: The True Story of Hitler's Valkyries is out now.

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Dunkirk Veterans  
Dan meets some of the surviving Dunkirk veterans on the famous Little Ships which helped to rescue them from the beaches.

The Little Ships of Dunkirk were 700 private boats that sailed from Ramsgate in England to Dunkirk in France between 26 May and 4 June 1940 as part of Operation Dynamo, helping to rescue more than 338,000 British and French soldiers who were trapped on the beaches at Dunkirk during the Second World War.We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our crowdfunding campaign now: click here.

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When Football Banned Women - Clare Balding  
Clare Balding is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist and author. She currently presents for BBC Sport, Channel 4, BT Sport and the religious/spiritual programme Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2.

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