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The Rest Is History

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The world’s most popular history podcast, with Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook. 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. Here are some of our favourite episodes to get you started: WATERGATE/NIXON ALEXANDER THE GREAT more

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On the 24th of July 1914, in London, the Liberal British Cabinet met to hear the Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey, read them the Ultimatum handed to Serbia by the Austro-Hungarian Empire the day before. The world held its breath, awaiting Serbia’s ... more

33 hours ago

On the 20th of July 1914 the heads of state of two great European powers - France and Russia - met in St Petersburg. Little did they know, though they may have suspected, that the Austrians were simultaneously writing up an Ultimatum, and waiting for... more

4 days ago

In the wake of the cataclysmic assassination of Franz Ferdinand on the 28th of June 1914, in Austria, the long percolating question of what to do about Serbia, reached a climax. At last, they had been handed an opportunity to take decisive action. On... more

5 days ago

By the end of July 1914, the world hovered on the edge of a cataclysmic world war; Austria was at war with Serbia, Russia with Germany, and an ultimatum had been handed to Belgium. The July crisis had resolved itself in the most calamitous way possib... more

8 days ago


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4.8 out of 5 stars from 37.3k ratings
  • Road to the Great War

    Finally I understand this period of history; great insight and detailed retelling of the reasons behind the Great War, a terrible and totally avoidable conflict, which changed the course of the 20th century, and which affected so many families in Europe and further afield. Also, I finally see why ‘Georgie’ and ‘Willie’ were reluctant to assist their cousin ‘Tsar Nicki’ and his family escape Russia in 1917…..

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    United Kingdom2 days ago
  • Excellent podcast

    Very informative and entertaining in equal measure, presented by likeable presenters, solid podcast

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom3 days ago
  • Incredible show

    Best history podcast around, one problem with the Kennedy episode. Many details weren’t looked into, and Oswald physically could not have make it back down stairs and clean/hide the gun within the time he was spotted by the Dallas police officer (it was most definitely the cia) Otherwise great show, UTFT

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    George Dunnick
    United States3 days ago
  • Excellent delivery and Content

    Great chemistry between the presenters. Much banter and deeply informative. more

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    Harry Lipstock
    United Kingdom4 days ago
  • Très intéressant

    The introductory impressions are getting even better. Carry on

    Apple Podcasts
    United States4 days ago

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