Our all new podcast Gone Medieval is now live on all podcast apps. The twice-weekly show will be hosted by archaeologist Cat Jarman and historian Matt Lewis, who will shine a light on one of the most fascinating yet misunderstood periods of history: the Middle Ages.
In each episode, experts will lead listeners beneath the skin of captivating stories to uncover new insights. From Britain, to the rest of Europe and the wider world beyond, Gone Medieval will reveal a new picture of a medieval world far more intriguing, sophisticated and interconnected than previously imagined.
The two launch episodes will focus on the very beginnings and ends of medieval Britain. In the first of these, Cat Jarman will interview Jane Kershaw about the recent discovery of Vikings further north in Britain than previously thought. Matt Lewis will open with a two part series on the king who ended the Plantagenet dynasty and ushered in a new age – Henry VII.
The launch of Gone Medieval is the fourth new addition to the History Hit Network in the last 12 months. Following the runaway success of the now daily Dan Snow’s History Hit, new shows The Ancients (focusing on ancient history) and Warfare (focusing on modern warfare) were added last summer. Another new podcast Not Just the Tudors landed in late April, and Gone Medieval completes the deep exploration of key historical periods within the History Hit Network.
Not Just the Tudor’s recent launch has been a major success. Presented by well-known historian and television presenter Suzannah Lipscomb, the podcast reached number 8 on the UK Apple podcast chart on its opening week, and has since gained major promotional support from Apple along with a perfect five star rating from listeners in its debut month.
Each episode Suzannah Lipscomb talks about everything from the Aztecs to witches, Velázquez to Shakespeare, Mughal India to the Mayflower. Not, in other words, just the Tudors, but most definitely also the Tudors.
The History Hit podcast network now reaches 4 million listens a month across 5 shows, with major periods of history from ancient to present covered. Recent commercial campaigns across the network have included prestigious partners such as Barclays, Amazon and Microsoft. History Hit also runs its own Subscription Video On Demand Channel where all episodes of our podcast series’ are available ad-free to subscribers.
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