BROADCASTER Dan Snow is made MBE for services to history in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Dan, who lives near Exbury in the New Forest, is the son of TV journalist Peter Snow and a great-great-grandson of David Lloyd George, who was Britain's Prime Minister during the First World War.

Described as a "highbrow heart-throb", he is a favourite among history enthusiasts and mums.

In the last 17 years the broadcaster and historian has become well known for programmes such as Battlefield Britain, Dan Snow's Norman Walks and Filthy Cities.

But he did not initially plan for a career on screen.

New Forest Post: Dan Snow credit Howard Barlow

Snow was in born in London in December 1978 to presenter Peter Snow and Canadian broadcaster Ann MacMillan, and his well-known relatives include Jon Snow and former prime minister David Lloyd George.

He attended school in London then followed in his father's footsteps and went to Oxford, rowing three times in the Boat Race and graduating with a first class degree in modern history.

However, while his parents were known for their television endeavours, Snow had other ideas at first.

When he graduated from Balliol College he spent a few months working at a software company before having a change of heart.

His background beckoned and soon afterwards Snow presented his first history show with his father, a BBC special on the battles of El Alamein.

New Forest Post: Historian Dan Snow, with father Peter, is related to former PM Lloyd George.

He later told the Mirror: "We laughed, we fought, it was an intense experience, but also a great privilege."

The programme proved to be something of a springboard and the father-son duo went on to present documentary series Battlefield Britain, which picked up a Bafta craft award.

Several more history programmes followed, covering everything from the reign of the Aztec emperor Moctezuma II to the Terracotta Army.

Other highlights over the years include travelling down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon to recreate John Wesley Powell's 1869 trip, and travelling through Syria and Democratic Republic of Congo to make programmes.

In 2015, Snow presented a live-streamed broadcast from the Mary Rose warship.

The historian, 40, has also been on several radio programmes and has published books such as Battlefield Britain and The World's Greatest Twentieth Century Battlefields.

He also has the UK's most successful history podcast, Dan Snow's History Hit, which has almost a million listens every month.

An atheist, Snow is a patron of Humanists UK.

"I am humanist because none of the faiths have produced any reliable evidence for me to be anything else.

"My study of history has convinced me that man has invented God, not the other way around," he said in 2014.

In 2010 Snow married criminologist Lady Edwina Grosvenor and the couple have three children.

Sarah Treseder, chief executive of the Hamble-based Royal Yachting Association, receives the OBE for services to sport.

Sara Glen, pictured below, is Hampshire's deputy chief constable and is awarded the Queen's Police Medal and Jeremy Leonard, group manager at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service receives the Queen's Fire Service Medal.

New Forest Post: Sara Glen deputy chief constable of Hampshire police

Carolyn Fairbairn, director general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), is made a Dame for services to UK business.

Carolyn, who lives in Winchester, began her career as an economist at the World Bank, later becoming a business and financial journalist for wrote for The Economist magazine.

She worked at the Downing Street Policy Unit in the mid-1990s, when John Major was Prime Minister.

Between 2008 and 2011 she was a non-executive director of the Financial Services Authority. In 2015 it was announced that she would replace John Cridland as director general of the CBI.

CBI president John Allan said: "I would like to warmly congratulate Carolyn on this wonderful honour.

"It is well-deserved recognition for years of hard work across many spheres of public life. She is a great asset to the CBI and to British business.

“Carolyn - and all at the CBI - have been unstinting in providing the evidence-based business voice during one of the most turbulent periods in our country’s recent past."

Felicity Varah Harding, who also lives in Winchester, is special adviser to the chief executive of the Samaritans is a made an OBE for services to charity.

Felicity is the daughter of the Rev Chad Varah, a London clergyman who founded the movement in 1953 "to befriend the suicidal and despairing". Earlier in his career he had conducted the funeral of a 14-year-old girl who had taken her own life.

Felicity said: “Helping people overcome challenges and improving access to vital emotional support has been a lifelong passion.

"I am overwhelmed to receive such an honour and feel humbled to be in the company of so many people who have done remarkable things.”

Ruth Sutherland, chief executive of the Samaritans, added: “Felicity has been integral to the growth of Samaritans, and has made sure the charity’s vision to reach those in need of support is at the heart of everything we do.

"Her experience, wisdom and spirit have helped guide the journey of Samaritans and I am personally proud to see her recognised for all she has done.”

Hampshire-based Edward Donaldson, treasurer of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), receives the OBE for voluntary service.

Julie Carlton. seafarer safety and health manager Maritime and Coastguard Agency in Southampton, is made an MBE for services to maritime safety.

Naturalist Dr Elizabeth Chatfield, of Alton, receives the OBE for services to conservation and natural history education.