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Dan Snow’s History Hit: Battle of Hastings 1066 – The English Camp

More than 1,000 soldiers re-enacted English history’s defining battle on the site in East Sussex where the Battle of Hastings took place 950 years ago. In this video, Dan Snow tours the English battle camp before the re-enactment battle.  

Cambridge University: Must Farm Bronze Age settlement

The exceptional site of Must Farm offers, in exquisite detail, a vivid picture of everyday life in the Bronze Age. Ten months of excavation have yielded Britain’s largest collections of Bronze Age textiles, beads and domestic artefacts. Together with timbers of several roundhouses, the finds provide a stunning snapshot of a community thriving 3,000 years …

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ESA: Flying over the English Channel

A nighttime timelapse flying west to east over the English Channel towards Northern Europe and Russia.  

London Natural History Museum: The oldest human footprints in Europe

In May 2013 a storm exposed mysterious hollows on the beach at Happisburgh in Norfolk. Follow the progress of the research team as they realise they have found human footprints that are around 900,000 years old.  

GreshamCollege: Royal Houses from the Saxons to the Hundred Years’ War – Simon Thurley

Early Royal residences have much to teach us about the role of British Kings. Simon Thurley reveals all the palace secrets.  

Huw’s studio: North Wales from above

North Wales like you may have never seen it before. This short video was captured using the Phantom 3 Professional Drone and edited with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects By Huw Ynyr Roberts.  

ESA: Earth from Space | South Georgia Island

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. Discover the glaciers of South Georgia Island in the one hundred forty-second edition.  

UK Parliament: Magna Carta and the Emergence of Parliament

In this short film produced by the United Kingdom Parliament, find out how and why Magna Carta was sealed in 1215 and the important role it played in the story of the emergence of Parliament and the journey to UK democracy. Stories from Parliament is a series of audio dramas with supporting teacher resources each …

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Andrew Roberts: Why Hitler Lost the War | German Strategic Mistakes in WWII

Dr. Andrew Roberts is a historian and journalist. In this lecture at the US Army War College, he outlines some reasons to why Hitler lost world war II.  

Intelligence^2: Debate | Should Britain Have Fought in the First World War?

Filmed at the Royal Geographical Society on 15th April 2014. The First World War is not called the Great War for nothing. It was the single most decisive event in modern history, as well as one of the bloodiest: by the time the war ended, some nine million soldiers had been killed. It was also …

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University of Birmingham: New digital map reveals stunning hidden archaeology of Stonehenge

A host of previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an unprecedented digital mapping project that will transform our knowledge of this iconic landscape – including remarkable new findings on the world’s largest ‘super henge’, Durrington Walls. The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project, led by the University of Birmingham in conjunction …

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Aubrey Manning: Scotland’s Place in Earth’s History

Aubrey Manning is Emeritus Professor of Natural History at the University. He is recognised as one of the country’s leading authorities on animal behaviour. Professor Manning tells the story of life in Scotland and how it is inextricably linked to the history of Earth itself. His lecture begins when the plate tectonics of our dynamic …

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Wales from above in a jet fighter

Experience the thrills of flying backseat in the RAF’s Typhoon frontline jet fighter. This film features highlights of an ultra-low level mission over the stunning scenery of the Lake District and the Welsh valleys. Now showing at The Science Museum in London.