Tertiary Catalogue

History


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
The Great Cause and the Guardians of the Realm

The Great Cause and the Guardians of the Realm

Scottish History

The thirteenth century was a time in which the unfortunate demises of two young rulers led to several creative attempts to maintain Scotland’s newly won independence. The arranged marriages of both Alexander III and his granddaughter Margaret,...Show More
Rome: Blood and Thrones

Rome: Blood and Thrones

Women of the Ancient World

Ancient Rome was an openly patriarchal society that adopted and adapted Hellenic culture, including many of the Greeks’ negative attitudes towards women. This video explores life for women at all levels of society in the Roman Empire,...Show More
Greece: Democracy and Gender

Greece: Democracy and Gender

Women of the Ancient World

Despite being advanced in many ways, ancient Greece gave few rights to its women. This video explores life for ancient Greek women, examining life in Athens and Sparta, spotlighting historical figures such as Aspasia and Gorgo, as well as the...Show More
Persia: An Empire of Equality

Persia: An Empire of Equality

Women of the Ancient World

The Persian Empire was renowned for its tolerance and Persian women were considered to be the equal of men. This video explores life for ancient Persian women, including ordinary working women, royal women and women of the Persian military,...Show More
Egypt: Pharaohs and Physicians

Egypt: Pharaohs and Physicians

Women of the Ancient World

Although women in Egypt enjoyed many freedoms under the law compared to women in many other ancient societies, most did not lead independent lives. This video explores life for ancient Egyptian women, both common and royal, spotlighting...Show More
Man on the Bus

Man on the Bus

Man on the Bus is the true story of Martha, a Polish survivor of the Holocaust, who led a double life in Australia and her daughter Eve, a psychologist and filmmaker, who discovered the truth. The film follows Eve finding clues – in old...Show More
Causes of World War I

Causes of World War I

Challenges for Europe: First World War

The First World War was fought on a scale never seen before. This video investigates the many and complex causes of this global conflict. Pupils will learn about the system of alliances that contributed to the powder keg that was Europe in 1914,...Show More
The Aftermath of the Holocaust

The Aftermath of the Holocaust

The Holocaust

This programme considers the aftermath of the Holocaust immediately following the war, when the full extent of its evil finally came to light. The plight of European Jews continued into the post-war period, with most unable to return to their...Show More
The Significance of the Holocaust in WWII

The Significance of the Holocaust in WWII

The Holocaust

Exploring the rise of anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany and the spread of Nazi control across Europe, this programme looks at how and why the Jewish people went from being distrusted and blamed for Germany’s ills, to being violently vilified...Show More
The Significance of the Holocaust Today

The Significance of the Holocaust Today

The Holocaust

The Holocaust was carried out at such a scale that the world took time to come to grips with the enormity of it. But, incomprehensibly, the Holocaust was not the last atrocity of its nature to be committed. Concluding the series, this programme...Show More
The Allied Response to the Holocaust

The Allied Response to the Holocaust

The Holocaust

How much did the Allies know of the horrors being committed against European Jews at the hands of the German Nazis, and were they in a position to act against them as they were occurring? This programme considers this unsettling question before...Show More
Hadrian's Wall: Empire Without End

Hadrian's Wall: Empire Without End

Classical Antiquity

With grand visions for a stable, peaceful empire, Emperor Hadrian ordered the construction of a wall in his name spanning the width of northern Britainnia, demarcating the north-west frontier of the Roman empire. As this video explores, Hadrian's...Show More
Theatre of Dionysus: Birthplace of Tragedy

Theatre of Dionysus: Birthplace of Tragedy

Classical Antiquity

The City Dionysia was a religious festival and celebration of Athenian culture and its pinnacle event, a competition of the dramatic arts, was held at the Theatre of Dionysus, birthplace of Greek tragedy. Seating 15,000, including dignitaries...Show More
The Parthenon: Everlasting Fame

The Parthenon: Everlasting Fame

Classical Antiquity

Athenian art and culture flourished under the leadership of Pericles, who wanted to create a society that history would remember. The Parthenon serves as one of the civilisation's most remarkable structures and evidence that Pericle's wish for a...Show More
Circus Maximus: Chariot Racing

Circus Maximus: Chariot Racing

Classical Antiquity

Built to seat over 250,000 spectators, Circus Maximus was referred to by one Greek historian as "one of the most beautiful and admirable structures in Rome." The chariot racing that took place there was the epitome of Roman entertainment but, as...Show More
The Great Leap Forward

The Great Leap Forward

Communist China

When Mao Zedong announced China’s second five-year plan, the Great Leap Forward, in 1958, it promised a Communist utopia based on collectivisation of agricultural property and production, and industrialisation where everyday citizens produced...Show More