Dan Snow's HISTORY HIT

Dan Snow's HISTORY HIT

Lady Mary and the First Inoculation

In the 18th century, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was an aristocrat, courtier, brilliant beauty,...

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Prisoners of Geography

Five years ago Tim Marshall wrote the international best selling book Prisoners of Geography...

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300 years of British Prime Ministers: Part 3

In the third episode of our series chronicling the history of British Prime Ministers we travel...

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Irish Independence

On 16th April 1949, the Republic of Ireland Act came into effect which saw Ireland become a...

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JFK\'s Darkest Hour: The Cuban Missile Crisis

In October 1962 the world came very close to annihilation during the Cuban Missile Crisis. During...

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Life and Death in Medieval England

We often hear about the kings and queens of medieval England, but what was life like for the...

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British Seapower in the 1900s

During the changes and troubles of the 20th century, officials in Britain faced a huge question:...

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The End of Sex Disqualification?

The First World War saw unprecedented numbers of women enter the workplace and help pave the way...

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Yuri Gagarin: The First Human to Leave Our Planet

On April 12th 1961 the Soviet Union shocked the world by launching the first man into space; Yuri...

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300 years of British Prime Ministers: Part 2

Continuing our series looking at British Prime Ministers this episode tackles the period...

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Prince Philip

Abandoned by his parents, exiled from his home, a veteran of Second World War battles, an author,...

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The Xiongnu: History\'s First Nomadic Empire?

Between the 3rd century BC and the 1st century AD, the Xiongnu inhabited the area surrounding...

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What Britain Did to Nigeria

When we think of the British Empire we often think of India, Pakistan, Singapore, Burma or...

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Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great came from minor German nobility to rule become Empress of Russia and one of...

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30 Years since the Kurdish Uprising

In the aftermath of the First Gulf War, groups rose up against Saddam Hussein\'s regime in a bid...

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Will This Be the New Roaring 20s?

Our impressions of the Roaring 20s are a time of economic growth, social change and in some cases...

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300 years of British Prime Ministers: Part 1

We\'re heading back to the Eighteenth century as 300 years ago Sir Robert Walpole became the...

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Violence Against Women in Victorian London

In the 1880s and 1890s Whitechapel, in London, become notorious for its violence especially...

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The Truth About Easter

In one of the most popular episodes from our archive, Dan is joined by Francesca Stavrakopoulou...

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Hitler\'s Atlantic Wall

The Atlantic Wall is one of the biggest construction projects in history a line of formidable...

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