How to Take a Medieval Castle
Besieging a medieval castle was a difficult task – just look at the histories of Dover Castle and Kenilworth Castle! Attacking armies often had to rely on ingenious tools and methods to get the job done. Find out more: https://goo.gl/dpcVb1...
Siege of Constantinople 717-718 CE - Arab-Byzantine Wars
The forces of the Rashidun Caliphate achieved a decisive victory against the Byzantines at Yarmouk in 636. This allowed the Muslims to take over Syria and Egypt. But the Eastern Roman Empire was still strong and continued its resistance...
The History of Premodern Japan: The Mongol Invasions
This lecture describes the Mongol invasions in Pre-modern Japan. By: Kanda University of International Studies.
Army Ranks & Promotion (Aztec History)
The Aztec army was highly organized and featured an elaborate career path to advance up the ranks. Today we will be taking a look at what it took to rise to the top as a Jaguar warrior and beyond!
Cataclysmic Moments in History - The Kamikazes That Saved Japan
The Mongols seemed unstoppable and were poised to over run Japan! However, the divine winds, the Kamikazes, would rescue the Samurai from destruction!
The Rise and Fall of the Celtic Warriors
Trace the rise and fall of the ancient Celts, a group of hundreds of independent warrior tribes defeated by the Roman Empire. — One summer evening in 335 BCE, Alexander the Great was resting by the Danube River when a band of...
Alesia 52 BC - Caesar's Gallic Wars
Previously in our historical animated documentary series on the Gallic Wars of Gaius Julius Caesar, we have covered the battle of Gergovia http://bit.ly/2Sklcle between Vercingetorix and his Gallic alliance, and the legions of Caesar. Although...
Egyptian Weapons and Battles
This video describes the origins and details of the weapons used by the Egyptian army.
The Battle of Carrhae (53 B.C.E.)
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Gaius Julius Caesar was born 12 July 100 BCE (though some cite 102 as his birth year). His father, also Gaius Julius Caesar, was a Praetor who governed the province of Asia and his mother, Aurelia Cotta, was of noble birth. Both held to the...