The Rest Is History

The Rest Is History

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Historians Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are interrogating the past, and attempting to de-tangle the present.

They question the nature of Greatness, why the West no longer has civil wars and whether Richard Nixon was more like Caligula or Claudius. 


They're distilling the entirety of human history, or, as much as they can fit into about fifty minutes.

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The year is 1912. The bitter arguments about Home Rule for Ireland are reaching boiling point. But with Ulster in uproar, the Tories encouraging mutiny and thousands of rifles pouring into Ireland, is the United Kingdom really heading for a bloody civil war? And was Sarajevo really the turning point that saved Britain from a sectarian inferno?

In today's episode, Tom and Dominic are joined by friend of the show Dan Jackson to discuss the thrilling climax to the Home Rule saga, with appearances from characters such as H. H. Asquith, Andrew Bonar Law and Sir Edward Carson. We end with Britain and Ireland plunging into the abyss of the Great War - and the Easter Rising fast approaching...

*The Rest Is History Live Tour 2023*:

Tom and Dominic are going on a U.S. tour in 2023, performing in Washington D.C. and New York! 

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Previous episodes

  • 364 - 338. Ireland: Home Rule, Mutiny - and Civil War? 
    Mon, 05 Jun 2023 - 0h
  • 363 - 337. Ireland: Union, Famine and Parnell 
    Thu, 01 Jun 2023 - 0h
  • 362 - 336. Ireland: Celts, Conquest and Cromwell 
    Mon, 29 May 2023 - 0h
  • 361 - 335. The Freemasons: History's Greatest Conspiracy Theory 
    Thu, 25 May 2023 - 0h
  • 360 - 334. Athens and the Birth of Democracy 
    Mon, 22 May 2023 - 0h
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