Great Military Commanders from Antiquity
In antiquity, certain military commanders were so formidable on the battlefield that they were responsible for the rise and fall of civilizations. Epaminondas saw off mighty Sparta and almost single-handedly gave Greek Thebes its one and...
The Delian League (or Athenian League) was an alliance of Greek city-states led by Athens. The League was formed in 478 BCE to liberate eastern Greek cities from Persian rule and as a defence to possible revenge attacks from Persia following...
Battles of Barnet & Tewkesbury 1471 - Wars of the Roses DOCUMENTARY
In the previous animated historical documentary on the Wars of Roses, we have covered the Battle of Towton of 1461 CE. The winner - the first York King Edward IV of England was still in a precarious position as his Lancastrian enemies Henry...
Total War at the Ashmolean Museum: Storms, Wars and Shipwrecks
This year, Creative Assembly were invited to contribute to the ‘Storms, Wars and Shipwrecks’ summer exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, UK. Telling the story of the pivotal Mediterranean island of Sicily over the last 2500 years...
Leonidas I of Sparta
Leonidas was the Spartan king who famously led a small band of Greek allies at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BCE where the Greeks valiantly defended the pass through which the Persian king Xerxes sought to invade Greece with his massive...
Hamilcar Barca (c. 285 – c. 228 BCE) was a Carthaginian general active in the First Punic War (264-241 BCE). He then quashed a rebellion closer to home between 241 and 237 BCE before returning abroad, where he successfully expanded...
Scipio Africanus the Elder
Scipio Africanus Major (l. 236-183 BCE) received his epithet due to his military victories in Africa which won the Second Punic War for Rome against Carthage. He is also known as Scipio the Elder. He was born Publius Cornelius Scipio in 236...
Battle of Bosworth 1485 CE - Wars of the Roses DOCUMENTARY
In our previous animated historical documentaries within the series on the Wars of the Roses, we have covered the victories of the house of York and its leader Edward IV of England during the battles of Towton, Barnet and Tewkesbury. Yet...
Anglo-Powhatan Wars | 3 Minute History
A brief discussion of the Anglo-Powhatan Wars sponsored by Great Courses.
Battle of Towton 1461 - Wars of the Roses DOCUMENTARY
In our new animated historical documentary, we are covering the beginning of the Wars of the Roses and the battle of Towton (1461) which marked the end of the first part of the conflict. This video explains how the reigns of Edward III of...