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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Producer: Dan Morelle


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Title: Confucius, his life and influence with Professor Roel Sterckx

Appeasing Hitler with Tim Bouverie

July 6th, 2019

Tim Bouverie has a look at the old questions about appeasement. Was it right to appease Hitler in order to buy time to re-arm? Why did Chamberlain and… Go to Episode

The Cambridge Spies with Dr Chris Smith

July 4th, 2019

Dr Chris Smith has written a fascinating new book about John Cairncross, one of the famous five Cambridge spies who infiltrated high positions in the… Go to Episode

The Chief Interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials with Paul Hooley

July 2nd, 2019

Wolfe Frank, who was the Chief Interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials, translating over a third of the six million words spoken, was one of the most interesting… Go to Episode

Simon de Montfort, England's First Parliamentarian with Dr Sophie Therese Ambler

June 26th, 2019

Simon de Montfort was a member of the English peerage, who led opposition to King Henry III. He played a major role in the constitutional development… Go to Episode