History Documentaries

A good history doc is what the documentary addict in you needs. People say that the best judge of future actions is to look toward our past history. From grim to wonderful, we have done some amazing things and history has been made. The category of history docs will have something interesting in there for any and all.

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The Most Evil Men and Women in History - Bad King John

The Most Evil Men and Women in History - Bad King John

Assessment of the reign of 'Bad' King John, whose cruel and inept rule led to the humiliating su...

6.7 Views: 8,031
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The Most Evil Men and Women in History - Atilla the Hun

The Most Evil Men and Women in History - Atilla the Hun

An account of Attila the Hun's reign of terror across Europe in the fifth century. This ruthless...

7.7 Views: 8,059
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The Medici - Godfathers of the Renaissance - The Medici Pope

The Medici - Godfathers of the Renaissance - The Medici Pope

Giovanni de' Medici becomes Pope Leo X in 1513 and begins to sell indulgences to restore papal fu...

7.7 Views: 5,782
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The Medici - Godfathers of the Renaissance - Power vs. Truth

The Medici - Godfathers of the Renaissance - Power vs. Truth

Giorgio Vasari writes a book to define the Renaissance; Galileo pursues his scientific studies wi...

7.1 Views: 6,419
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The Medici - Godfathers of the Renaissance - Birth of a Dynasty

The Medici - Godfathers of the Renaissance - Birth of a Dynasty

Wealthy Florentine banker Cosimo de' Medici's search of Europe for relics of antiquity sparks cla...

9.5 Views: 4,834
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The Medici - Godfathers of the Renaissance - The Magnificent Medici

The Medici - Godfathers of the Renaissance - The Magnificent Medici

Lorenzo de' Medici becomes a driving force of the Renaissance; monk Savonarola promotes fundament...

9.3 Views: 5,775
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The Holy Grail

The Holy Grail

The Holy Grail is a sacred object figuring in literature and certain Christian traditions, most o...

3.0 Views: 4,701
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The Greeks - Crucible of Civilization

The Greeks - Crucible of Civilization

The lavish and lengthy production of PBS's The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization is a fitting trib...

7.8 Views: 8,300
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The First Emperor - The Man Who Made China

The First Emperor - The Man Who Made China

Emperor Chin or Shi Huangdi [246-210 BC], is known as the Tiger of Qin, and the unifier of all Ch...

8.4 Views: 5,691
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The Electricity War

The Electricity War

In the War of Currents era in the late 1880s, George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison became advers...

Views: 3,422
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The Cannary Effect

The Cannary Effect

The Canary Effect is a 2006 documentary that looks into the effects of that the United States and...

6.6 Views: 3,303
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The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Just days after the Civil War ended, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theat...

6.8 Views: 3,085
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The Ancient World with Bettany Hughes - When the Moors Ruled in Europe

The Ancient World with Bettany Hughes - When the Moors Ruled in Europe

Bettany Hughes traces the story of the mysterious and misunderstood Moors, the Islamic society th...

7.3 Views: 6,159
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The Ancient World with Bettany Hughes - Athens the Truth about Democracy

The Ancient World with Bettany Hughes - Athens the Truth about Democracy

If contemporary views of ancient Athens, Greece emphasize the peaceful and harmonious nature of t...

9.5 Views: 3,841
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The Ancient World with Bettany Hughes - The Spartans

The Ancient World with Bettany Hughes - The Spartans

Bettany Hughes chronicles the rise and fall of one of the most extreme civilisations the world ha...

8.7 Views: 10,023
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The Ancient World with Bettany Hughes - Helen of Troy

The Ancient World with Bettany Hughes - Helen of Troy

She is 'the face that launched a thousand ships'; the woman blamed for the Trojan War - a conflic...

7.3 Views: 4,992
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