- Historian and Bestselling Author Dan Jones Returns To Host Season Three of Hit History Podcast This Is History: A Dynasty To Die For
- Sep 05, 2023
Sony Music Entertainment launches season three of This is History: A Dynasty to Die For today. Hosted by award-winning medieval historian, broadcaster and author Dan Jones, season one topped Spotify’s UK History Chart, and the Apple History Chart in the US.
Power, greed, religion and sex: Dan brings the drama of medieval history to life through compelling stories, fascinating characters and vivid scenes, accompanied by an immersive soundscape. The podcast tells the story of the Plantagenets, one of the most powerful and dysfunctional families in European history. Their scandals, betrayals and bloody politics shaped the world we live in today.
In Season three, King John takes his turn as the head of the Plantagenet empire – and finds himself fighting on all fronts. His reign is at risk from family rivalry, an aggressive French king, his unhappy barons and even the Pope. But perhaps the greatest threat is his own recklessness and vicious cruel streak.
Over twelve action-packed episodes, listeners will find out how John’s misadventures lay the groundwork for modern Europe. Whether you think he’s a brilliant administrator, brutal murderer, or incompetent bungler, there’s never been a king quite like John.
If you’ve not listened yet, seasons one and two are available to listen to now so you can hear this wild story from the beginning. Dan guides his listeners through this tumultuous period of history in a manner that’s at once compelling and engrossing, as well as accessible and fun. Dan’s even heard from teachers that they use the podcast as a tool in history lessons.