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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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On not being good at cricket

For historian and hopeless sportsman Tom Holland, cricket meant ‘tedium, interspersed with the odd moment of raw terror’. Until the day he watched Botham’s Ashes heroics and was utterly converted.   Read the full article […]

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Kevin Pietersen as epic hero

In this extract from The Nightwatchman, historian Tom Holland contends that, amid all the tawdry tattle, it is worth remembering the times Pietersen had us marvelling at his brilliance.   Read the full article on […]

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