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The Rest Is History
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.Join The Rest Is History Club ( for ad-free listening to the full...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 4,893 ratings
Establishment hacks
If these two jerk offs can’t bother to get current events right, why would you trust them to get history right?
all last via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/11/22
Top Quality
Funny and informative, love al the episodes. Big plus is that one of the host is the one and only Tom Holland, yes that Tom Holland!
Stan VII via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 08/10/22
Superb podcast
Excellent series - presenters are knowledgable and extremely engaging. Gives the facts but is also entertaining without ‘dumbing down’ at all. Please continue the good work!
HistoryPodFan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/10/22
Recent Episodes
Wars, disease, and legacy. In the final episode of the trilogy, Tom and Dominic discuss the Byzantine reconquest of Italy, the arrival of the Justinianic plague, and the legacy of Justinian and Theodora. Join The Rest Is History Club for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus...
Published 08/11/22
Published 08/11/22
The Riot that destroyed a city and almost brought down an Emperor... In the second part of our trilogy, Tom and Dominic discuss the Nika riots in the early part of Justinian's reign, and how he set himself out as the defender of Christendom against the Persian Empire in the East. The third and...
Published 08/09/22
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