As Seen on YouTube

  • The Biggest Unsolved Mysteries in History

    In Dan Snow's long career as a broadcaster, he's come across all sorts of unexplained phenomena, myths and mysteries- from searching for the Nazi Gold Train in Poland to debunking the mummy's curse in Tutankhamun's tomb and looking for answers about ball lightning.

    History is full of the weird ...

  • Sex Lives of the Ancient Romans

    Joined by historian Honor Cargill-Martin, Tristan Hughes explores the real sex lives of ancient Rome.

    From popular series to kinky paintings, there is a recurring image today of Romans as sex-mad degenerates. And although there are sex stories in the dozens from the Roman period, when it comes ...

  • Ancient Greece

    Did the Ancient Greeks really invent the olympics? What did they wear? How did they party? What did Ancient Greek music sound like?

    Host of 'The Ancients' podcast, Tristan Hughes, answers the most searched Google questions about Ancient Greece.

  • Human Evolution with Tristan Hughes

    Human evolution can’t help but fascinate us - the story of where we came from. Today we, Homo sapiens, are the only human species left. But that wasn’t always the case….

    For millions of years, there thrived a great range of early human species. From small-brained island dwellers in Indonesia to ...

  • Britain's Darkest Hour

    The host of History Hit's 'Warfare' podcast James Rogers sits down with author and military historian John Buckley in the (IWM) Churchill War Rooms to discuss his new book: 'The Armchair General: Can You Defeat the Nazis?'

    Listen to the Warfare podcast here:

  • A Brief History Of Ukraine

  • The Rarest World War Two Planes'Are These The Rarest Planes of World War Two?'

    In this History Hit exclusive video, Luke Tomes and Louee Dessent travel to the Battle of Britain Airshow at Imperial War Museums Duxford to find the rarest, whackiest and most unique aircraft that saw active service in the Second World War.

    Starting their day at the Aircraft Restoration Compan...

  • Weapons of War: Firearms Challenge

    In this video exclusive to the History Hit YouTube channel, Louee Dessent and Luke Tomes headed to the Royal Armouries Museum firing range in Leeds to shoot three guns spanning four centuries of history!

    With the help and guidance of Keeper of Firearms & Artillery at Royal Armouries in Leeds, Jo...

  • Alderney With Dan Snow

    Join Dan Snow as he explores one of the world's most fortified islands, discovering Roman ramparts, Victorian gun emplacements and giant underground bunkers built by the German occupiers during the Second World War.

    Alderney may be a tiny scrap of land in the English Channel - part of the Channe...

  • Quickfire Questions with Author Bernard Cornwell

    English author Bernard Cornwell, best known for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe, sits down with Dan Snow to answer some quickfire questions for the fans. Ever wondered if an early 19th Century infantryman could really fire three rounds a minute? Or whether Bernard plans o...

  • The Suprising Truth About Beauty Standards in the Middle Ages

    What made you attractive in the Middle Ages? In this filmed episode of the History Hit podcast Betwixt the Sheets, Dr Kate Lister interviews medieval historian Eleanor Janega about medieval beauty standards, hygiene and the perspectives of women throughout the Middle Ages.

    You can listen to Kat...

  • Debunking the Myths of Ancient Sparta

    "Did 300 Spartans Really Fight at the Battle of Thermopylae?"

    Ancient historian Professor Michael Scott sits down with History Hit's Tristan Hughes to dispel some of the myths we continue to believe about Ancient Sparta.

  • A History of the Cutty Sark

    Alice Loxton heads to Royal Museums Greenwich to visit the Cutty Sark, one of the most famous 'clipper' ship that traversed the world’s major trading routes in the late 19th Century. Alice was even lucky enough to climb the rigging of the spectacular tea clipper!

    Experience life at sea for yours...

  • Climbing The Rigging of An 18th Century Tall Ship

    The team had the opportunity to film on an authentic, wooden tall ship, similar to those used by the Royal Navy in the 18th century. The ship is called Phoenix, a two-masted Brig based in Penzance.

    The height from the waterline to the top of Phoenix’s mast is over 80 feet, a long way to fall. N...

  • How Much Damage Can an 18th Century Cannon Do?

    How much damage will an 18th century cannon do to our wooden targets? History Hit's Dan Snow tested out this replica naval cannon on a firing range and the results were shocking.

    Trafalgar Day means only one thing. It’s time to fire a late-18th Century cannon.

    In this video, historian Dan Snow...