Tom Holland is a British historian and award-winning author of twelve books on classical and medieval history. Educated at Queen’s College, Cambridge, he has presented documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. Dominic Sandbrook is a British historian and author of eight books on modern history. Educated at Malvern College, St Andrews and Oxford University, Sandbrook is regular writer for the Daily Mail and the Sunday Times, and has written and presented many documentaries for BBC Two and BBC Radio 4.
I came, I saw, I conquered this book -- JULIUS CAESAR Back when I invented history, this was exactly the kind of book I hoped would end up being written -- HERODOTUS We few, we happy few, we friends of The Rest is History -- HENRY V If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. If you want to know history’s most amusing anecdotes, ask Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook -- MARGARET THATCHER Glory is fleeting, but this book is forever -- NAPOLEON BONAPARTE We shall read it on the beaches, etc. -- WINSTON CHURCHILL If only I read this before going to Cowes -- THE KAISER Reading this book is the opium of the masses -- KARL MARX Full of top fashion tips -- DIETRICH VON HÜLSEN-HAESELER Not long enough -- EDWARD GIBBON Et tu, The Rest is History? -- JULIUS CAESAR Tis better to have read this book and loved it than never to have read it at all -- ALFRED LORD TENNYSON Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s book -- GOD