Video and Multimedia

Isis: The Origins of Violence

In 2012 Tom Holland wrote and presented Islam the Untold Story, a documentary for Channel 4. Now his second authored film, presented by Tom, Isis: The Origins of Violence will air on Channel 4 on 17th May at 9pm. In this historical investigation, Isis: The Origins of Violence, Tom Holland traces the origins of Isis’ […]

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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 by Sir Peter Stothard, explores the ways in which history has been re-written to serve the purposes of political leaders or regimes, from Ancient Greece to Communist Russia. This event formed part of the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2016.

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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 the world?

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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 the difficulties faced when non-religious critics and writers try to express views about religions which the faithful do not want to hear. The discussion is chaired by Guardian journalist Zoe Williams.

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The battle of the Teutoburg Forest

To coincide with the publication of Dynasty, Tom Holland visits the scene of Arminius’s slaughter of Varus’ three legions in AD 9.  

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