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The Rest Is History: 111. Golden Ages

The Episode “111. Golden Ages” of “The Rest Is History

Oh, to be Dutch in the seventeenth century. Or Roman in 150 AD. Or British in the 1990’s. Tom and Dominic debate the merits of various “Golden Ages” in history, and ask whether we might have seen the last.


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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.

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