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The historical inspiration behind the epic TV fantasy drama Game of Thrones – The Guardian Why history has put Australia behind a firewall – The Guardian Listen to Tom talking at Adelaide Writers’ Week The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire – The Guardian Birth of a Religion – The New Statesman Interview with […]

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Television

BBC 4 – Tom Holland discusses dinosaurs, myths and monster – 10.12.13 BBC 1 – When Tommy Met Mo – Tom Holland took part in discussions with Tommy and Mo during the programme with Ann Cryer, Usama Hasan and others – 28.10.13 Channel 4, ‘Islam, The Untold Story’ Channel 4, Tom Holland responds to the […]

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Radio

BBC Radio 4, Start the Week BBC Radio 4, Making History – 7.1. BBC Radio 4, Any Questions,– 6.8.10 BBC Radio 4, Front Row: discusses In the Shadow of the Sword – 5.4.12 BBC Radio 3, Night Waves –discusses In the Shadow of the Sword – 4.4.12 BBC Radio 4, In Our Time – 11.6.09 […]

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Philip of Macedon

Alexander the Great, it goes without saying, was a man not much given to modesty. In 334 BC, as he was preparing to embark on his invasion of Asia, his mother, the sinister witch-queen Olympias, whispered in his ear ‘the secret of his birth’, revealing that he was in fact the son of a god, […]

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Review: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Tom Holland enjoys three new studies investigating the ruthless kings and gods of ancient Egypt.   Read the full article on the Guardian website: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2010/sep/26/ancient-egypt-history-myths-legends

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Tom Holland at the London History Festival

Tom Holland speaks at the London History Festival  

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Review: The Test by Simon Jones and Jon Hotten

A truly great Ashes series leaves a glow in the memory that is forever golden. The greatest of all took place ten years ago, and gripped the nation in a way that cricket has never succeeded in doing so since. The names of the England players who took on as formidable an Australian team as […]

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Taking on the Vatican at cricket

The Vatican is not traditionally known as a hotbed of cricketing talent, so a team in holy orders shouldn’t prove too much for a touring XI of authors from the UK, should it? Not so, as the historian Tom Holland recounts.   Read the full article on the BBC website

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The myths of cricket origins

The summer of 1912 was one of the wettest on record. Month after month, rain lashed the cricket pitches of England. Sydney Barnes, whose 69 wickets came that season at a cost of just over 11 runs each, may have enjoyed the damp conditions – but no one else much did. The cricketers of Australia […]

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Alastair Cook: my batting coach

What can the England captain teach an amateur cricketer most recently humiliated by a teenage leg-spinner?   Read the full article on the Financial Times website

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