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History


The State of Palestine

One Minute History

1916. During World War I, Britain promises Ottoman Palestine to both the Arabs and the Jews. Britain takes control of the region after the war and starts the colony of Palestine; promising to transition power to the Palestinians when they are...Show More

The Gunpowder Treason

One Minute History

Persecuted by the Protestant monarchy, English Catholic revolutionaries conspire to assassinate King James I and his entire government. The conspirators smuggle two and a half tons of gunpowder into a cellar below the Palace of Westminster, and...Show More

Palestine and Israel

One Minute History

At the heart of the Palestinian and Israeli conflict is the mutual inability for each nation to understand the narrative of their counterparts. Palestinians need a homeland, but have been denied a state for decades and now live under conditions...Show More

An International Administration

Modern Conflicts in the Middle East

Following World War I, the Middle East, was reshaped with new borders, movements, ideologies, and power structures. This video explores how the partition of the Middle East and conflicting desires for a Jewish homeland and an Arab state laid the...Show More

End of the Century

Modern Conflicts in the Middle East

The Soviet Union and the United States played key roles in reshaping political structures in the Middle East. This video looks at the conflicts that would eventually culminate in the events of September 11, 2001, including the Soviet-Afghan War...Show More

Iran and Iraq

Modern Conflicts in the Middle East

In the late 20th century, internal and external change was a constant feature of nation-states in the Middle East. This video traces changing leadership in Iraq and Iran, covering the 1953 Iranian coup, Ayatollah Khomeini and Saddam Hussein';s...Show More

The Cold War Era

Modern Conflicts in the Middle East

During the Cold War era, the Middle East changed significantly, experiencing periods of both war and peace. This video covers key events in this period, including the Suez Crisis, the Six-Day War, Black September, the Yom Kippur War and the...Show More

New Nation-States in the Middle East

Modern Conflicts in the Middle East

During the 1930s and 40s, new countries were created and independence was achieved through both military and diplomatic means. This video describes the unrest between the Arab and Jewish populations in Palestine, and the events and aftermath of...Show More

The Birth of the Turkish Republic

Modern Conflicts in the Middle East

In October, 1923, the Republic of Turkey was established. This video explains the circumstances that led to the demise of the Ottoman Empire, including World War I and the Turkish War of Independence, and outlines the reforms ushered in by...Show More

The Rise and Fall of an Empire

Modern Conflicts in the Middle East

The Ottoman Empire stood as the bridge between Europe, Asia and Africa for more than six centuries. This video traces the history of the Ottoman Empire, from conquest and expansion, to the rise of nationalism and the Young Turks, to the outbreak...Show More
The Progressive Era

The Progressive Era

Snapshots of US History

The early twentieth century was a time of important social change and political reform in the United States, championing the rights of workers, women and immigrants. This video explores the aftermath of the Industrial Revolution and the...Show More
The Great Depression

The Great Depression

Snapshots of US History

In 1929, the value of common stocks and shares began to drop, triggering a decade of unprecedented poverty and hardship. This video details the causes and consequences of the Great Depression, the creation of the Dust Bowl and Roosevelt’s New...Show More
The Postwar Era

The Postwar Era

Snapshots of US History

After the Second World War, the United States entered a period of economic stability, prosperity and consumerism. At the same time, Cold War tensions with the Soviet Union escalated. This video looks at prosperity and consumerism, gender and...Show More
The Jazz Age

The Jazz Age

Snapshots of US History

In the 1920s, the United States was a nation of widespread prosperity, technological advancements and mass production. For many, it was a golden era of glitz and glamour. This video explores key events and themes of the Jazz Age, including the...Show More

Bitcoin

One Minute History

On August 18, 2008, the domain BItcoin.org was registered, followed by a link to a paper titled, Bitcoin. It was authored under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, who’s identity has yet to be revealed, The idea, a secure, open source, peer to...Show More

Boudica

One Minute History

In the first century AD, Celtic Iceni queen Boudica leads an insurgency against Roman Empire forces as they conquer the British Isles. As dictated in her husband Prasutagus’s will, he bequeaths his kingdom to their two daughters and the Roman...Show More
Key Figures of the Spanish-Aztec War

Key Figures of the Spanish-Aztec War

The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest

Three people were integral to the fate of the Aztec people upon their meeting with the Spaniards: 9th emperor of the Mexica people, Moctezuma II, Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and, lesser recognised but equally important, La Malinche, the...Show More
The Impact of Conquest on the Aztec World

The Impact of Conquest on the Aztec World

The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest

The quick and brutal demolition of the Aztec people, infrastructure and records was aided by the technological advancements of the conquistadors and the diseases they brought. This video considers the weapons, animals and allegiances used by the...Show More
The Aztec and Spanish Worlds Collide

The Aztec and Spanish Worlds Collide

The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest

Seeking gold and riches, Hernán Cortés led a fleet of 11 Spanish ships to Mexico in 1518. This video investigates the reasons for Spanish expansion to the Americas and the series of resulting events that culminated in not only the destruction...Show More
Aztec Beliefs and Values

Aztec Beliefs and Values

The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest

The Aztecs were part of a rich and complex religious tradition that had existed in Mesoamerica for thousands of years. This video describes Aztec beliefs and values, discussing gods, temples and human sacrifice, the importance of the warrior for...Show More
Origins of the Aztec Empire

Origins of the Aztec Empire

The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest

The Aztecs were a magnificent civilisation who quickly established the largest and most powerful empire in Mesoamerica. This video explores the origins of the Aztec Empire from the 12th century, when the Aztecs departed from their native...Show More
Life in the Aztec World

Life in the Aztec World

The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest

Everyone in Tenochtitlán played a vital role in maintaining not only Aztec cultural traditions, but also the Aztec Empire overall. This video looks at life in the Aztec capital, covering the history and infrastructure of the city, the pyramid...Show More
Battles of the First War of Independence

Battles of the First War of Independence

Scottish History

After Scotland signed a treaty with France, England’s Edward I launched an invasion of Scotland in retaliation, thus beginning the Anglo-Scottish wars of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. What ensued was a series of battles and...Show More
Treaties and Allegiances

Treaties and Allegiances

Scottish History

It is clear from the events of thirteenth and fourteenth centuries that allegiances and treaties—signed, broken or declared null and void—were central to either the protection or loss of Scottish sovereignty, which teetered on a knife’s...Show More
The First and Second Interregnum

The First and Second Interregnum

Scottish History

The national turmoil started by the death of Alexander III and fueled once more by the death of the Maid of Norway saw Scotland enter an era of fierce competition for the throne. This video examines the major players in this rivalry, including...Show More