Historian Starkey reveals the ancestor who helped Churchill win the war

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Bettany Hughes: Oxford-educated Hughes is a specialist in classical history and has presented programmes on Helen of Troy, Ancient Egypt and the Romans.

The Snows: Dan 
and his father Peter have become a history-presenting double act, with shows on everything from battlefields to China’s Terracotta warriors.

Dr Lucy Worsley: The newest arrival to the TV history crew, Dr Worsley is chief curator of Historic Royal Palaces and has presented series on antiques and British homes.

Simon Schama: Best known for writing 
and hosting the 15-part BBC documentary, A History Of Britain, 
Schama is also an art critic for The New Yorker.