About me

My name is Chris Hasler and I was born in Essex, England, where I have lived my entire life. I did not study history during my education, but history and my passion for it, discovered me at an older age when I started to build a comprehensive library of books with my particular interest being the history of England since the Anglo-Saxon migration and the history of European politics during the 20th Century.

In my life, I have been fortunate enough to visit many different countries and locations, whether it be the prehistoric stone cairns of Scotland, the National Museum of Ethiopia, the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, the Acropolis in Athens, Jesus’ tomb in Jerusalem, the Colosseum in Rome, the Vatican City and the historic castle of Prague among others.

I have also explored sites closer to home including the British Museum, Ely Cathedral, Colchester Castle, Bletchley Park and Sutton Hoo plus many, many more. All of these experiences have fed my knowledge and understanding of history through the ages and encouraged me to do more.

I decided to write this podcast due to there being a lack of chronological material about “popular history” in the podcast marketplace, although there are many outstanding works which tell the chronological story of a particular era in history. It is my desire that my project becomes a legacy of my passion for the stories of our past, and be accessible enough for people to discover history, and develop a need to learn more and an appetite to travel and experience other cultures.

I hope you enjoy the podcast! Warmest regards, Chris Hasler (historyoftheworldpodcast@mail.com)