Dan Snow's HISTORY HIT
About This Show
History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today.
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Producer: Dan Morelle.
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Conn Iggulden is a British author who has conquered the field of historical fiction. Iggulden’s books have taken readers from Ancient Rome (Empire) to Mongolia (Conqueror), and most recently, to early medieval England. They discuss the history and motivation behind his latest novel Dunstan, including how Charles Dickens helped inspire it. Dunstan is an often-overlooked, yet fascinating figure: a tenth-century monk whose story is woven among the reigns of seven English kings.
This is a chance to go behind-the-scenes of writing historical fiction and learn how Iggulden approaches his novels. He explains his research process and how he chooses his characters, including why he prefers flawed figures from distant pasts. Get an author’s insight into what you do when you run out of facts, and just how much fiction you can get away with in historical fiction.
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Episodes of This Show
6 days ago
Rated 4 out of
James From JAMSO
Solid Productions with good insights
The speed and length of the show limits it potential , however well presented and entertaining. Some nice interviews (often to promote a book!), but also important sites and anniversary reviews. Enjoy for a taste of history
Date published: 2017-02-24