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Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots

Time: 50:06
Mary, Queen of Scots, returned to the news headlines when the rosary she carried to her execution in 1587, was recently stolen from Arundel Castle. It's the latest chapter in the enduring story of this highly romanticised figure.
Mary reigned over Scotland for just over 24 years between December 1542 until her forced abdication. Considered the legitimate sovereign of England by many Catholics, Mary was seen as a threat to Queen Elizabeth I. In this episode from our sibling podcast Not Just the Tudors, Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Professor Kate Williams about Mary's tragic life, her disastrous marriages and the plots against Elizabeth that resulted in her execution.
 
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Episode ID: 1000526079616
GUID: cdf5d0d2-1c18-4c78-9b6e-d8f6276984fb
Release Date: 19/06/2021, 05:00:00

Description

History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today.

Customer Reviews

Always really enjoyable

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Laneygaga
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2021-06-18
Loads of different historical topics. Learn something new from everyone. Really enjoy listening.

Ads are taking over

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Bigonehughie
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2021-06-17
Great content hampered by increasingly intrusive advertising

Brilliant

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Declassified Podcast
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2021-06-16
Learnt so much listening to this absolute quality podcast

If only all history was taught like this!!

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Queen marigold
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2021-06-16
There would be a lot more people able to engage in genuine well-informed discussion and debate.

OJT

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OllyT.
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2021-06-16
Great stuff, been listening for a while and consistently impressed by the content. More ads these days but somehow Dan manages to weave them into the material pretty smoothly. Thanks!

Perfect Podcast but stop saying “ep” Dan!

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An Englishman from England
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2021-06-15
This is the best of them all.
Dan’s enthusiasm is infectious and there is always something interesting to listen to.
But please Dan...I know you want to be relevant and appealing to your American audience but you don’t need to say “ep” instead of episode and not everything is “super awesome”
Great Podcast. Highly recommended, keep up the great work.

Dan Snow’s History Hit

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Reluctant pundit
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2021-06-15
Perfect length, great experts, wonderful eclectic subjects! I love it

Best podcast out there

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MattClark1981
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2021-06-15
Dan Snow makes easily one of the best podcasts out there, covering such a wide variety of historical events. Other podcasts come and go in my library but this one has remained. Subscribe!
One thing, “ep”?! Episode isn’t a long word, surely we don’t need to abbreviate that?

Herat stuff

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SimonWelch
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2021-06-14
Lots of great variety... really enjoyed Dan Jones’ and the crusades!

Gripping accounts

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welsh bonzo
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2021-06-14
What a great podcast. Interesting topics, well researched and engaging. Highly recommended

Euros

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bracklabhoy
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2021-06-12
I usually like these pods however very disappointed with this episode, I was assuming it would be a balanced history of the Euros, however it was just a discussion about England, why not have a more balanced review, yes you did mention Scotland and Wales but in all honesty it was just a mention, poor for a history program. If you want to do it justice rename it England’s Euros.

Full of ads

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R8888er
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2021-06-11
Good interviews, but loaded with ads in an annoying way.

Interesting and easy to listen to

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myfavouritemug
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2021-06-07
Great podcast with such a range of subjects to dip into. I tend to pick and choose depending on the mood I’m in. Perfect length for me too!

Consistently the best history podcast

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Leemjeem
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2021-06-06
I’ve gone through a lot of history podcasts - some are fleetingly fascinating, some consistently good. But Dan has a wonderful ability to deliver excellent podcasts consistently on all sorts of historical topics.
That is driven largely by excellent guests who normally have interesting books to sell, many of which I have gone on to purchase. Dan is the perfect host - let’s people talk and knows when to interject with the right questions.
I am astounded by the volume and consistency!

Hardest working podcaster

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Craig Lettu Tooling
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2021-06-06
Great work Dan. He is prolific podcaster.
Brilliant podcast, love the TV channel, watch the A class submarine episode this morning.
I have been a follower (right term?) for 4 years.
Great variation in topics offered.
Could you do a Podcast on the David and Robert (Son) Muchart and the dark hill steelworks in the Forest of Dean. 18thC ignored inventors of Stainless steel and Tool Steel. “Lost”steelworks for 150 years.
Keep well and all the best
Craig Letty

Amazing

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Gold splatter
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2021-06-05
Dan is amazing and the podcasts are very good

Probably the best Pod on here.

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J.Hazelbank
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2021-06-05
This podcast has zero waffling or prepod time killing. its straight to the subject.
Every single day we hear from experts ,historians, authors, diplomats etc about fascinating topics with measured professional analysis.
This pod could (does) engage both academics and regular history obsessives.
CANT BELIEVE ITS FREE.
thanks Dan and team.

Fascinating - whatever the topic

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arls43
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2021-06-02
Really lively and interesting - Dan interviews with stimulating questions but which follow a logical sequence so even if it’s not a subject you’re familiar with, it’s easy to follow. Love it!

Lmxtvu

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lmxtuv
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2021-06-01
I love Dan snow and have listened to this podcast for a long while
Unfortunately the advertising is spoiling the show
I won’t be listening any longer such a shame 😩

Great podcast!!

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DceL143
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2021-06-01
Love the variation and quality of each episode. Excellent!!

Feedback

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Paps_58
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2021-05-31
Dan and his contributors are nothing short of brilliant! Utterly compelling and inspirational. They bring history alive!

Immense

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HillmanGazza
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2021-05-31
Great podcast, eclectic mix of topics, many have opened my eyes to new areas of history and different takes on familiar topics. Yes there’s ads but nothing comes for free folks. As for the charges of left wing bias, I don’t buy that. On Israel Palestine there were both views represented and Dan allowed both to provide their take without challenge not just Yara Hawari.

Great history: annoyingly enthusiastic host

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Anopheles0505
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2021-05-30
The history and the guests are usually excellent and really shine a new light on the history that is being discussed. Listened today about Joan of Arc and got new insights into the actual motives of the various players, especially resetting the roles of the Burgundians and the French Court in her rise and fall - and the much more minor role of the English (demolishing what most people think).
My main problem is that Dan Snow is so annoyingly enthusiastic and can dominate the conversation instead of allowing the guest to have centre stage. The hosts of “The Ancients” are much lower key and so I can listen to those podcasts without wishing the host would just shut up!

Too much advertising

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Imonierw
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2021-05-30
The first three minutes of the podcast and four minutes in the middle of a 30 minute podcast are taken up by advertising. I found that too much.
The content however was excellent.

Excellent

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Jahor88
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2021-05-30
Very enjoyable and informative

Refreshingly Brilliant

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pcflipflop
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2021-05-29
I only stumbled across the podcast a few months ago. I never really liked history and didn’t expect much. It’s now my go to podcast and never fails to deliver an interesting story. I thoroughly enjoyed the recent Bismarck episodes and listened to those twice. The old audio footage from those that lived it was utterly compelling, horrifying and moving.

Dan Snow’s history podcast

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villa pithari
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2021-05-29
Sinking of the Bismarck, my word what an account. Mr Snow surpassed himself. And the harrowing accounts of the participants. Five stars without hesitation.

Far too many adverts...

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Bob the boozer
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2021-05-28
Far too many adverts and asides from Dan trying to promote companies. Otherwise this would be 5 stars. Shame.

What a super way to entertain and educate

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martinSfc
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2021-05-28
A superb podcast fronted by Dan. Lots of interesting subjects.The experts bring alive history topics familiar and surprising.
I used to cherry pick the subjects that interested me the most, but now I devour it all. The enthusiasm of the experts lift it above some other podcasts. Cheers Dan and all your guests.

History as it should be

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Havant Harry
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2021-05-28
Love this pod. Real people telling real stories. Learning from the past in relevant and exciting ways. Thanks.

History Hit

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Issy55
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2021-05-26
My go to podcast. Always find something new and interesting.

Simply the best

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jmca75
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2021-05-25
This podcast is just superb! Dan’s engaging laconic style is brilliant and he covers modern and ancient history in an accessible way. Keep it up Dan and thank you!

Fantastic

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EvoPablo
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2021-05-25
Love History Hit. Intrigued by Dan’s recent dental work (?)... 😀

Love this podcast

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Inthehouse55
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2021-05-23
History hit is proof that History can be both popular and academic:this is intelligent ‘storytelling’
It’s also very much not the Dan Snow show. Dan is often more than happy to allow his guests to talk freely and with only the minimum of commentary or refection .

Excellent

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jack m Ford
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2021-05-22
Covers a range of different periods, topics and issues in a really neat and relaxed way which allows historians to give a succinct, 20 minute overview. Especially useful for discovering new parts of history and building an initial understanding from which to further explore.

History Hits

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Alex H-P
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2021-05-21
Fascinating podcast with great guests and interesting subjects,

World class history podcast

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chariotsoffire71
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2021-05-21
Amazing stuff by Dan snow. Just started listening and have loved every minute and will work my way through the entire list. Listen. Support. Thanks Dan!

GOAT

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CameronasiM
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2021-05-19
Absolutely first-rate pod that provides a huge range of topics and perspectives. Great work, Dan.
The people complaining about the minor inconvenience of having to listen to some adverts should remember that they’re getting access to a staggering amount of top-class content for free.
Those whining about some kind of inherent anti-British bias need to grow up and stop being snowflakes - the business of history hinges on reinterpreting the past in light of the present. It shouldn’t be surprising that some of the less edifying acts and attitudes are questioned, but nor is it an attack on Britain or you.
Other accusations of bias on the back of one episode also seem to be wide of the mark. Historians (as people) naturally have a different perspectives and experiences that guide their work. History is not simply made up of objective fact - one of the jobs of a historian is to recognise these angles and balance them against other views.

Political bias

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Open to reason
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2021-05-19
Very very very very left wing

Some of the best aliens material around.

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T Camm
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2021-05-18
Great podcast,Look no further for your ancient aliens material.

Left wing

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tremo1992
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2021-05-18
Complete left wing bias and like poor historians takes one stance rather than a balanced view with multiple sources.

Very enjoyable

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Trim7
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2021-05-18
Really good range of history topics and excellent and very knowledgeable speakers. Great listening for any history nerd.

Informative

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Robboj22
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2021-05-18
Extremely informative and relevant at this time. Helps to add context to the situation.

The best history podcast there is.

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Chris76bobob
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2021-05-17
The latest podcast about the history of Israel & Palestine is one of the most thought provoking things I’ve heard in years. Your podcasts and guests are always second to none but you really excelled yourself with this episode Dan. Absolutely love your show.
Also, to those complaining about too many ads, it’s pointed out in every episode that the entire catalog of podcasts is available ad free on historyhit tv, so maybe stop being such skinflints and expecting something for nothing!

Thank you

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edaovwasne1960
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2021-05-16
Thank you for the timely review of the recent history of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Impressed and grateful that you are using your platform to shed light to these distressing events.

Israel and Palestine

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Dave Sc123
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2021-05-16
Shame, shame on you Dan Snow.
I have been following your Podcasts for quite some time and always assumed you were knowledgable and. historically correct, but I was shocked to listen to your podcast tonight entitled Israel and Palestine. The fact that you never challenged Yara Hawaii reveals a true lack of understanding of historical accuracy and concept.People are fully entitled to say what they feel is correct but it has to be honest and correct and sadly thisPodcast was neither. Please withdraw this from your archive as your listeners have been so badly mislead.

Biased

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ginge 101
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2021-05-16
Not a bad podcast but it can be biased at times especially the Israel Palestine one and likes having a dig at British history

Covers interesting history yet does a poor job in fact checking

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Zeevr
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2021-05-16
I have been an avid listener to the pod since it’s start. Unfortunately the standard of the pod has dropped over time. The latest episode about the Palestinian Israeli conflict is an example of using the pod to give a voice to political views with no substantiating historical facts. For the pod to be a top source of historical information it should make sure it provides accurate historical information or at least provide context to its listeners when it discusses politics instead of history.

Too many ads

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Chris Jennings
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2021-05-12
Dan you are ruining what could be a fantastic show, just stop with the incessant adverts. For a man with such a obvious talent, the adverts just appear so insincere, stop please or I shall have to stop listening.

Substantial and solid historical content

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Musa Basjoo
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2021-05-12
For those who love the stories and rich content of good historical perspective. Unearth the truths from the years of grime and overlay, hearsay and stereotype. Hugely enjoyable too.