Uncategorized

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.

Continue Reading

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?

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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 here.   I fear that Dr Brown is being rather disingenuous in this posting!   He must know in his heart of hearts that the reason he and I disagree as to the likely origin of the 5 daily prayers owes […]

Continue Reading

Tom Holland at the London History Festival

Tom Holland speaks at the London History Festival  

Continue Reading

Hello world!

Welcome to Hachette UK. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

Continue Reading