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The Rest Is History: 128. Rasputin

The Episode “128. Rasputin” of “The Rest Is History

The peasant who became one of the most influential figures in the final days of the Russian Empire is an unbelievable story. But how much of the gossip, rumour and scandal that surrounded Grigori Rasputin is true? Dominic and Tom discuss, and somehow manage not to get too sidetracked by Boney M.

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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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