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How were the bonnets, corsets, and empire line dresses of the Regency period expressive of a revolutionary era?In this episode, Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are joined by Hilary Davidson to discuss fashion in early 19th century Britain. Diving into the world of Jane Austen, they look to understand how the unprecedented changes in style were driven by the social, cultural, and political changes of the time.Join The Rest Is History Club (www.restishistorypod.com) for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.Twitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrookEmail: restishistorypod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
237. Marilyn Monroe

237. Marilyn Monroe

2022-09-2658:235

Actress, singer, model and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe has long been associated with old school Hollywood glamour and American pop culture. But why is she worth studying historically? Join Tom and Dominic as they discuss Marilyn's relationship to the Mafia, JFK, the Korean War and her persisting relevance today. Twitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrookEmail: restishistorypod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Tom and Dominic welcome back special guest Rana Mitter to discuss China's position during World War Two.This episode covers the Rape of Nanjing by Japanese forces, the military tactic of flooding the Yellow River, the deal between Chinese Nationalist Wang Jin Wei and Japan, and the unlikely pairing of 'Vinegar Joe' Stilwell and Chiang Kai-shek.Join The Rest Is History Club (www.restishistorypod.com) for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.Twitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrookEmail: restishistorypod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Friend of the show Rana Mitter joins Tom and Dominic this week to discuss the role of China in the Second World War.In the first of two episodes, Rana, Tom and Dominic cover the fall of the last Emperor and the establishment of a Chinese Republic in 1912, the Opium Wars, warlords, and the Kuomintang uniting China.Plus, tune in to find out why Rana argues that the Second World War actually began in 1937...Twitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrookEmail: restishistorypod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Why is modern society so self-obsessed? The answer may be found in a group of late 18th century German rebels, including the writer Goethe and playwright Friedrich Schiller. Andrea Wulf joins Dominic and Tom in today's episode to discuss the rebels' progressive (and often scandalous) lives and her new book, 'Magnificent Rebels: The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self'. Join The Rest Is History Club for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.Twitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrookEmail: restishistorypod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
233. The Loch Ness Monster

233. The Loch Ness Monster

2022-09-1201:09:424

Does the Loch Ness Monster exist? When was the first mention of it recorded in history? And who are the people who have claimed to have seen it?Join Tom and Dominic as they discuss how a few 'sightings' of a mysterious creature took the world by storm...Join The Rest Is History Club for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.Twitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrookEmail: restishistorypod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In February 1952, on the death of her father King George VI, the 25-year-old Elizabeth became Queen. During her long reign she was served by 15 Prime Ministers and met an extraordinary array of people. Dominic Sandbrook and Tom Holland here examine her 70 years as Queen of the United Kingdom & 14 other countries, and head of the Commonwealth. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The death of the Queen at the age of 96 brings to an end seven decades of her reign over Britain and the Commonwealth. In the first of a two-part series, Dominic Sandbrook and Tom Holland look back at the early years of Elizabeth’s life, leading up to her coronation. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In the final chapter of this series on the history of Portugal, Tom and Dominic explore Portugal in the 20th century, the two World Wars, the Miracle of Fatima and dictator Antonio Salazar.Join The Rest Is History Club for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.Twitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrookEmail: restishistorypod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Earthquakes, gold rush, and Brazil.Join Tom and Dominic for the third episode in this history of Portugal series.Twitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrookEmail: restishistorypod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In the second episode of this Portugal mini-series, Tom and Dominic discuss the Portuguese setting sail for far flung reaches of the world, their relationship with Philip II of Spain, and the impact of Vasco da Gama.Twitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrookEmail: restishistorypod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to The Rest Is History's Portugal mini-series!In the first of four episodes on Portugal, Tom and Dominic chart the nation's early history: Romans, Visigoths, the Reconquista, alliances with England, and much, much more...This episode is kindly sponsored by Wine52 - to claim your free case of Portuguese wine, follow this link: wine52.com/historyJoin The Rest Is History Club for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.Twitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrookEmail: restishistorypod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, died aged 91 this week.In March 2022, Tom and Dominic recorded a mini-series on Gorbachev, the fall of the Soviet Union and the subsequent rise of Putin.We’ve stitched together the first two episodes from the series into a longer special, which charts Gorbachev’s early life, his vision for the USSR, its subsequent collapse, his relationship with Yeltsin, and how this all gave rise to Putin’s Russia of the present day.So, if you've liked what you've heard and would like to listen to the third and fourth episodes in the series, click on the links below:161. Yeltsin, Economic Chaos and President Putin - apple.co/3q9ha0s162. Putin's Russia - apple.co/3cM3mpEJoin The Rest Is History Club for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.Twitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrookEmail: restishistorypod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
226. The Lord of the Rings

226. The Lord of the Rings

2022-09-0101:01:4611

Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling books ever written, with over 150 million copies sold.Join Tom and Dominic in the second of two episodes on the life and work of J.R.R. Tolkien, where they discuss the themes of encroaching industrialisation, the air defences of Mordor, and whether the Scouring of the Shire was an allegory for post-war Attlee Britain...Join The Rest Is History Club for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.Twitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrookEmail: restishistorypod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
225. J.R.R. Tolkien

225. J.R.R. Tolkien

2022-08-2957:014

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is one of the most prestigious authors in modern history, best known for writingThe Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.In the first of two episodes, Tom and Dominic explore Tolkien's childhood, his relationship with religion, and the impact that the rapidly changing English countryside had on the creation of Middle Earth.Join The Rest Is History Club for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.Twitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrookEmail: restishistorypod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
224. Roman Holidays

224. Roman Holidays

2022-08-2556:404

Grand villas on the Bay of Naples, engraving names on Egyptian singing statues, and sightseeing tours of Biblical sights in the Levant. The fourth and final episode of this series explores Roman holidays - join Tom and Dominic as they discuss the destinations and activities of the ancient holidaying world.Join The Rest Is History Club for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.Twitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrookEmail: restishistorypod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
223. Sun, Sea, and Sex

223. Sun, Sea, and Sex

2022-08-2250:182

The rise and fall of Butlin's, Benidorm and Franco, class, package holidays, bikinis, mass tourism and sunbathing. The third episode in our holiday series has it all - join Tom and Dominic as they discuss the history of modern holidays in the post First World War era.Join The Rest Is History Club for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.Twitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrookEmail: restishistorypod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
222. Victorian Holidays

222. Victorian Holidays

2022-08-1850:504

The birth of guide books, resorts, and the package holiday. In the second episode in our holidays series Tom and Dominic drill down into the story of Thomas Cook, package tours, and nightmarish German spa treatments. The third holidays episode, 'Sun, Sea and Sex', will be out on Monday, followed on Thursday by the final episode in the series, 'Roman Holidays'.Show notes:Tourists: How the British Went Abroad to Find Themselves - Lucy LethbridgeJoin The Rest Is History Club for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.Twitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrookEmail: restishistorypod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Today's feed drop features friend of the show William Dalrymple discussing his new podcast, Empire, which he hosts alongside Anita Anand.How do empires rise? Why do they fall? And how have they shaped the world around us today?This new show explores the stories, personalities and events of empire over the course of history.The first series looks at the British in India, covering The East India Company, the Raj, Gandhi, Independence and Partition.In the opening episode, William and Anita discuss the rise of The East India Company, exploring how a small corporation with only a handful of employees came to rule India. The episode begins with the birth of the Company in Tudor England and culminates with Robert Clive and the Battle of Plassey.Listen to the second episode of Empire below:Apple - apple.co/3bVP1XiSpotify - spoti.fi/3zX2hmGListen to William's appearance on The Rest Is History: 75. The East India Company Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to the first of four episodes on the history of holidays: Byron's Grand Tour; The Invention of Mass Tourism; Sun, Sea and Sex; and Roman Holidays.In the first episode, Tom and Dominic explore the adventures of Byron, Boswell and their peers contemporaries to foreign lands, where they pursued romance, sought to improve their health, and 'acquire' authentic souvenirs.Join The Rest Is History Club for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.Twitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrookEmail: restishistorypod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Comments (45)

William M

All I can say after two episodes of Professor Mitter is "Wow!"

Sep 23rd
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Cody Cook

there were more mensheviks actually they should have never taken the name

Sep 14th
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Cody Cook

dude is full of shit

Sep 12th
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Rebecca Henderson

Had to abandon listening to this. If you're doing a podcast on the Loch Ness Monster, it's pretty jarring when neither presenter is saying "loch."

Sep 12th
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Corey F

don't forget the other 5th of November approx 60 years later when 30,000 men invaded (from Hanover) and overthrew the rightful king

Sep 1st
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ID26387226

have you been reading Dominic Lieven "in the shadow of the gods"?

Aug 16th
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ID26387226

have you been reading Dominic Lieven "in the shadow of the gods"?

Aug 16th
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Kal Koloona

Found this show after the newer episode with Dan Carlin, and its my new favourite podcast. These 2 guys are refreshingly balanced

Aug 1st
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Max Brincat

Why is the city of Stalingrad only laid out in one side of the river, as opposed to other major cities which make the river the center of their blueprint ?

Aug 1st
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Paul Williams

33322ere3e33 3333222

Jul 26th
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Michael Thorne

To state that the French were not interested in the colonisation of Australia is only half the story. Capt. Baudin's letter to Gidney King directly appealed to the English to abandon their settlement due to the French understanding of Australia being *already* occupied by indigenous Australians.

Jul 24th
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mickey mór

True to his flag. The butchers apron.

Jul 1st
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Leo Cogin

First off I love TRIH. it is my perfect podcast. I thought in this episode the boys were a bit sloppy however. Mind you I was in a foul mood when I listened to it. Still, not really up to snuff - "Murder on the Nile".....!!??

May 20th
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AEMILIA 2484

My new favorite podcast.

Apr 16th
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David Henderson

Really enjoy the show, but this one felt like it missed a bit. Was it genocide? Of course!! Residential schools, deliberate spread of disease, bounties, use of the army to exterminate, buffalo wiped out (as you mentioned). I think you got this one wrong.

Apr 3rd
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Robert Fromageot

"is is" x 200+? from a Cambridge professor?

Mar 28th
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ID24832058

Pompey was older than Caesar. You should know this!

Mar 10th
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Andrew

Dan Snow really is insufferably smug. I wonder how many times he was slapped at school for it.

Feb 20th
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Lee Dutfield

Only just discovered this podcast but I'm a big fan. Really enjoyed this episode, a fascinating period that I didn't know too much about.

Feb 8th
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kps3

unsubscribe to this garbage

Feb 7th
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