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Interview with Dan

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Dan Snow – hot property on Sandra Kessell’s blog:

“Dan Snow is rushing between airport terminals. He’s flown overnight from Canada, it’s Monday morning and he is in the process of catching another plane to Malta. In true jet-setting style he’s conducting this interview in-between. Behind his familiar voice is the noise of tannoy announcements and baggage trolleys and he sounds a little tired as he negotiates other travellers but he’s a seasoned campaigner and used to pushing himself beyond his limits.”

Muskets in the Scottish hills | BBC History Magazine

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

It was a very British scene. A group of wild haired men and women, dressed like Siberian irregulars, standing in a huddled group on a rain lashed November day on a hillside overlooking Glasgow. From time to time the clouds lifted and a bright autumnal light flashed off the buildings of the city below us. We were there to fire eighteenth century weapons.

via Muskets in the Scottish hills | BBC History Magazine.

BBC News – The heroes Britain accidentally forgot

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

“Mr Snow’s personal choice for unsung hero is “utter legend” Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British Army who inspired unwavering loyalty from his soldiers, and was only the second black player in the top division of the Football League.”

via BBC News Magazine

From William Pitt to American football | BBC History Magazine

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

The street was full of fans. They were doing what fans do: shouting, laughing, drinking as much beer as possible before it was confiscated at the gates of the stadium. The University of Pittsburgh were playing Connecticut State and the home fans were out in force. It was a typical Saturday afternoon and could have been any town in the English speaking world. But one thing made this crowd stand out from others – nearly all of them had the name of one of Britain’s most influential statesmen emblazoned across T-shirts, hoodies, baseball caps and even painted on their faces: PITT.

via From William Pitt to American football | BBC History Magazine.

BBC History Magazine Podcast

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Dan is interviewed in this month’s BBC History Magazine podcast.

This month Dan Snow gives his opinions on the momentous battle of Quebec that took place 250 years ago. Plus we speak to Tracy Borman about how Elizabeth I grew envious of the other women at her court.

The podcast can be downloaded here.

A flutter of protest, and some dog-walkers | BBC History Magazine

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Yesterday was the 250th anniversary of the battle of Quebec, fought on 13 September 1759, on the Plains of Abraham outside the town of Quebec, the capital of France’s vast North American empire. It was a strange day – a large re-enactment had recently been cancelled due to protests made by French Canadian- Quebecois- Separatists.

via A flutter of protest, and some dog-walkers | BBC History Magazine.

From disaster at Upnor to triumph at Quiberon Bay | BBC History Magazine

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Dan’s started blogging for the BBC History magazine and his enblogginating can be found here.

“In one week I’ve gone from the very nadir of British maritime history to its zenith. On Monday I visited the excellent but low key Upnor Castle on the Medway, where in 1667 King Charles II had laid up his fleet ‘in ordinary’ because he had no money to send them to sea and no inclination to go to parliament and ask for more.”

via From disaster at Upnor to triumph at Quiberon Bay | BBC History Magazine.


Saturday, July 18th, 2009

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iome adds free London video tours from Dan Snow to BT MyPlace

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

From here:

– BBC personality, Dan Snow, presents video Mobi-Guides to help residents & tourists make the most of their City stay-cations –

London, UK: iome, a provider of location-based digital lifestyle services, has today published a series of free video Mobi-Guides for London, developed and presented by BBC personality Dan Snow. The Mobi-Guides are available on BT MyPlace, a service that presents people with information based on their preferences and location, within central London and the West End. This service, which is powered by iome, enables consumers to download the most relevant Mobi-Guide based on their location, at any time, via an Internet-enabled mobile device or PC.
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