This series presents the recorded live events held by History Hit Book Club presenters and the authors of the books we've read as a group. The History Hit Book Club is a global online community who are passionate about history. Delve into the best of historical writing, explore new aspects of the past and even change the way you see the world.
Previous books have included:
The Ruin of All Witches: Life and Death in the New World
River Kings: The Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Roads
The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English
Powers and Thrones
Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs
The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I’s Dream
Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain
The Survival of the Princes in the Tower : Murder, Mystery and Myth
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
The Beauty and the Terror
D:Day: The Soldiers’ Story
The Butchering Art
History Hit Miscellany - Book Club with Matt Lewis and Tristan Hughes
The History Hit Miscellany of Facts, Figures and Fascinating Finds is the new book from History Hit. In this live recording from the History Hit Book Club, presenters Matt Lewis and Tristan Hughes dig into their favourite, funniest and most unusual facts that they contributed to the book.
The Last Emperor of Mexico - History Hit Book Club with Edward Shawcross
Matt Lewis and Edward Shawcross, author of The Last Emperor of Mexico, dig into the life and times of Maximilian I of Mexico, the desperate monarchists, French invasion and fraudulent referendum which placed him on the Mexican throne, and the futile war and betrayal which ultimately proved Maximi...
Matt Lewis is joined by Clare Jackson, author of Devil-Land: England Under Siege, 1588-1688, to explore the turbulent 17th century, a period embracing plots to assassinate the king, civil wars and bookended by two invasions.
Matt Lewis is joined by Malcolm Gaskill, author of The Ruin of All Witches, to discuss the power of belief and fear, creating a compelling microhistory, and how 17th century dreams for the New World crumbled on contact with reality.
History Hit Book Club Live: Tristan Hughes on Writing History
Alex Spencer and Tristan Hughes discuss Tristan's process of writing The Perdiccas Years: 323-320 BC. This was part of the History Hit Book Club's live event series. To join the book club you can sign up using this link: https://shop.historyhit.com/product/book-club/.
History Hit Book Club: Pen Vogler Q&A with Alice Loxton
The History Hit Book Club read for April and May 2022 was Pen Vogler's Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain. In this recorded Q&A, History Hit's Alice Loxton talks to Pen to discuss everything about her process in writing the book, as well as her views on food and history.