Dan Snow ‘the History Guy’ believes that history is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to anyone on this planet and in his best-selling show at The Hawth, An Evening With The History Guy, the historian and broadcaster will be telling audiences why.
Dan, who runs his own online TV Channel, History Hit TV (https://tv.historyhit.com/) and has a regular history slot on The One Show, will share memorable anecdotes from his career.
Audiences are in for an additional treat, as every show on the tour will have its own exclusive ‘local’ element that will see Dan present historical facts about each town and area. There will also be a chance at the end of the show to engage with Dan during a 20 minute Q&A session. Dan’s tales will be enhanced with compelling digital imagery.
The son of legendary broadcaster, Peter Snow, and the nephew of Channel 4 newsreader, Jon Snow, Dan is the great great grandson of British Prime Minister, David Lloyd George. Attributing his love of history to his childhood when he recalls spending weekends being taken to castles, battlefields, country houses and churches, Dan went onto study History at Oxford University. During his time at Oxford he also rowed in the Boat Race three times!
When Dan left Oxford, he started presenting history programmes with his father and their series ‘Battlefield Britain’ went on to win a BAFTA. Over the years, Dan has made programmes on a number of historical topics and has presented shows such as Armada, Grand Canyon and Vikings.
Dan also hosts his own podcast ‘History Hit’ and is part of the BBC Events team presenting anniversary programmes commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the landings at Gallipoli in 2015. He has written or contributed to several books, including Death or Victory, the story of the siege of Quebec in 1759, The World’s Greatest Twentieth Century Battlefields and, most recently, The Battle of Waterloo Experience.
Show: Sunday 17 March 7.30pm, The Hawth Crawley. Tickets: £27.50, available from The Hawth Box Office: 01293 553636 and online: www.hawth.co.uk.