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The Rest Is History: 123. World Cup of Kings and Queens part 1

The Episode “123. World Cup of Kings and Queens part 1” of “The Rest Is History

Oliver Cromwell. Queen Victoria. George V. All contenders for the title of England’s greatest monarch, a poll for which took place on a twitter over the last week. We know that Athelstan went on to win, but in this episode Tom and Dominic run through the sovereigns who fell at the first hurdle.


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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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