‘A sensational story’: the critics verdict on Dynasty

Reviews for DynastySince its publication in September, Dynasty has been reviewed and discussed widely across the media, and the consensus is clear – it’s a masterpiece. Here are a selection of the best reviews to date:

 

‘Deft and skilful . . . both a formidable effort to compile what we can know about the ancient world and a sensational story’

Nick Cohen, Observer

 

‘A wonderful, surging narrative. . . This is a story that should be read by anyone interested in history, politics or human nature – and it has never been better told’

Boris Johnson, Mail on Sunday

 

‘Masterly the story he tells strides onwards across the landscape of grief and horror without pause or stutter . . . It is down to his skill as a storyteller that there’s no difficulty in imagining that it might all happen again tomorrow’

Adam Nicholson, Sunday Times

 

‘First-rate ancient history and a compulsively good read’

Matthew Dennison, Daily Mail

 

‘This is a thrilling book by one of the country’s best popular historians’

Tim Stanley, History Today

 

 

 

Isis: The Origins of Violence

In 2012 Tom Holland wrote and presented Islam the Untold Story, a documentary for…
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Ten places to see Roman Britain today

Read Tom Holland’s top ten places to see remainder of the Roman Empire in…
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LSE Literary Festival: Re-Writing History

Hear Tom Holland in conversation with Margaret MacMillan at LSE Literary Festival 2016. This discussion, chaired…
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History at the Hay Festival- The Rise of Islam

Tom Holland discusses, how did Islam become one of the most powerful religions in…
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Speaking freely about religion, in conversation with Francesca Stavrakopoulou at the 2014 World Humanist Congress

In this session from the 2014 IHEU World Humanist Congress, Tom Holland and Francesca Stavrakopoulou discuss…
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A response to Dr Jonathan Brown on the five daily prayers

This article is in response to Dr Jonathan Brown’s article, which can be read…
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Dynasty out now!

The wait is over – Dynasty, Tom Holland’s gripping new account of the rise…
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The new website is live!

As you have probably noticed, Tom’s website has undergone something of a makeover, to…
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