Dan Snow's History Hit

Updated: 21 Jul 2024 • 1312 episodes
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History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet. Powerful kings, warrior queens, nomads, empires and expeditions. Historian Dan Snow and his expert guests bring all these stories to life and more in a daily dose of history. Join Dan as he digs into the past to make sense of the headlines and get up close to the biggest discoveries being made around the world today, as they happen. If you want to get in touch with the podcast, you can email us at ds.hh@historyhit.com, we'd love to hear from you!

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All told, over 40 attempts were made to assassinate Adolf Hitler - and those are just the ones that we know of. This episode marks the 80th anniversary of the most famous of them, the 20th of July Plot, during which members of Germany's military and political elite attempted to kill the Führer and overthrow his governm

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17 Jul 2024 • EN

The Royal Marines

Members of this elite unit - formed in 1664 under Charles II - were present at the American Revolution, the Battle of Trafalgar, the Crimean War, both World Wars and even joined Shackleton on his expeditions in Antarctica. It's quicker to list the few countries the Marines haven't been deployed to! To trace a potted hi

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Lincoln, FDR, Reagan, Clinton, Bush and now Trump. All have been targets of assassination attempts while in or running for office. Dan is joined by Professor of American History at Cambridge University Gary Gerstle to take a look at the assassination attempts that could have changed the course of American history and h

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2/4. With towering masts and billowing sails, the Cutty Sark and the Thermopylae raced neck and neck through relentless waves to be the first to arrive in London with their tea shipment from Shanghai. The first ship back could claim the highest price for its cargo.   Dan is joined by Senior Archivist at Lloyd's Registe

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