HISTORIAN

HISTORIAN

Ever wondered how to become a historian without having acquired a graduate degree?

Even though one should not live in the past, there are plenty of lessons to be learned by taking a look at long forgotten days. Historians study all history in time to get a better understanding of how and why our current world's society still underlies the effects of certain events happening hundreds to thousands of years ago. Become a historian and draw your own conclusions here.

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  • Secrets in the Dust: Persia: Legacy of the Flames

    Have you ever wondered how human sacrifices of the aztecs felt right before their death?

    In 1923 Ernst Herzfeld was the greatest living scholar of the Persian Empire, that ruled in the Middle East from 612BC until it was defeated by Alexander the Great in 330BC. That year Herzfeld set out on h...

  • Secrets in the Dust: Hunting for the Ice Age

    Have you ever wondered how human sacrifices of the aztecs felt right before their death?

    Alfred Rust was a humble electrician in 1920s Germany when he first discovered ice-age tools in a swamp near Hamburg. At that time no-one believed that ice-age man could have survived this far north. No sc...

  • Secrets in the Dust: Etruscan's Glory before Rome

    Have you ever wondered how human sacrifices of the aztecs felt right before their death?

    It took an Italian doctor in the 1870s to discover the legendary 12th City of the Etruscans, the mysterious people the Romans tried to write out of history, because they were jealous of this superior civil...

  • Secrets in the Dust: Aztecs, Sacrifice and Science

    Have you ever wondered how human sacrifices of the aztecs felt right before their death?

    Luckily for him, Eduard Seler had a weak constitution; in 1882 he met and married his doctor’s daughter. Caecilie’s energy and curiosity complemented Eduard’s intellectual passion and capacity for hard, de...

  • Secrets in the Dust: A Dive into History

    Have you ever wondered how human sacrifices of the aztecs felt right before their death?

    Alfred Merlin was digging for Roman remains in Tunisia in 1907 when sponge-divers identified mysterious remains – stone columns, just off-shore in the Mediterranean. Was this the legendary lost city of Atl...

  • Bourbon & Kentucky: A History Distilled

    Ever wondered which ghosts influenced nowadays spirits?

    Bourbon and Kentucky illustrates clearly that Bourbon whiskey is, in fact inexorably intertwined with Kentucky and America’s history.

    This award-winning program explores how distilling originated in Kentucky with its first settlers in...

  • Retreat From Gettysburg

    Ever wondered if General Robert Lee's intentions for the Confederate States were misinterpreted?

    Based upon the critically-acclaimed and award-winning book, Retreat From Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics & the Pennsylvania Campaign.
    This documentary takes the viewer on the very roads used by Lees A...

  • Unsung Hero: The Horse in the Civil War

    Have you ever imagined how important horses were as a weapon back in the day?

    Unsung Hero presents the story of the millions of horses (and mules) that were used in all branches of both armies during the Civil War. It discusses how the horses were procured and trained for field use, how they w...

  • Instruments of Death: The Great War

    Ever wondered how you would've felt in a battle of 1916 without having a gun on hand?

    Episode 6 - The Great War - The Battle of the Somme 1916: ‘Two years in the making, ten minutes in the destroying’ was famously said about the Pals and Chums battalions that went into battle on the first day ...

  • Instruments of Death: The English Civil Wars

    Ever wondered how you would've felt in a battle of 1645 without having a gun on hand?

    Episode 1 - The English Civil Wars - The Battle of Naseby 1645: With families at war with each other and a monarchy fighting to survive, conflict in 17th century England reflected the times - brutal and unfor...

  • Instruments of Death: The Napoleonic Wars

    Ever wondered how you would've felt in Waterloo of 1815 without having a gun on hand?

    Episode 5 - The Napoleonic Wars - The Battle of Waterloo 1815: This episode features a real first – an examination of the recently-discovered remains of what is believed to be an English redcoat, with the mus...

  • Instruments of Death: Queen Boudicca’s Revolt

    Ever wondered how you would've felt being in Watling Street AD61 without having a gun on hand?

    Episode 4 - Queen Boudicca’s Revolt - The Battle of Watling Street AD61: The Roman Army was the best equipped, best trained and most fearsome fighting machine of the age. When the united tribes of an...

  • Instruments of Death: The Norman Invasion

    Ever wondered how you would've felt being part of the Battle of Hasting in 1066 without a gun?

    Episode 3 - The Norman Invasion - The Battle of Hastings 1066: 1066 is perhaps the most famous dates in British history and Hastings the most famous battle. The winner-take-all clash between the warr...

  • Instruments of Death: The Wars of the Roses

    Ever wondered how to succeed in a battle of 1461 without having a gun on hand?

    Episode 2 - The Wars of the Roses - The Battle of Towton 1461: Towton was the single bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil – it’s believed that 28,000 men were hacked to death in a single day. The Lancastrian...

  • Long Road Back to Kentucky: The 1862 Confederate Invasion

    Long Road Back to Kentucky explores the crucial events of the Civil War west of the Appalachian Mountains from 1861 through to the Confederate invasion of Kentucky in the fall of 1862.
    It covers the collapse of the Confederate defenses in Kentucky in the Winter of 1862, the Battle of Shiloh and...

  • Armistice: The End Game of World War One

    Ever wondered how a ceasefire feels after months under fire?

    This film takes a fresh look at the extraordinary events and personalities that brought about the 1918 Armistice. Professor David Reynolds unravels how the Germans, plunged to total defeat in just a few months at the end of the war....