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60-Second Histories DVD set

By Squaducation - 2015

60-Second Histories is a fun, pupil safe, online film resource that delivers EPIC history for kids in a simple and engaging format, ideal for…

The Saviour of Ceylon - The story of Leonard Birchall

By Norflicks Productions Ltd. - 2006

All wars produce heroes but rarely in a global conflict do the actions of one man affect the direction and possibly even the result of the whole war…

A Roman Centurion

By Squaducation - 2015

This brief video describes a centurion, the Roman officer in charge of eighty legionaries.  It covers his clothing, armour and equipment all with…

A Roman Legionary's Clothing

By Squaducation - 2015

This short video explores the basic clothing worn by a legionary using latin names such as bracae for the trousers and caligae for the sandals

A Roman Legionary's Equipment

By Squaducation - 2015

This short video describes the personal belongings, equipment, food and water the legionaries had to carry when they conquered new lands

A Roman Legionary's Helmet

By Squaducation - 2015

A legionary describes a galea, an Imperial Gallic helmet, showing where its strength lies and how it protected the Roman soldiers.

A Roman Slave Woman

By Squaducation - 2015

This video shows what life can be like for a slave woman, it shows a Celt who had been captured in England and taken to Rome to serve as a slave

A Victorian Day at the Seaside

By Squaducation - 2015

A description of a middle-class family holiday at the seaside booked through Cooks Travel Excursionist.

Ambroise Pare: an Alternative to Boiling Oil

By Squaducation - 2015

Ambroise Pare explains how he found an alternative way to treat wounds.

Ambrose Pare: an Introduction

By Squaducation - 2015

An introduction to Ambroise Pare, his early career and his experience of treating wounds with boiling oil.

An Ancient Greek Marketplace

By Squaducation - 2015

An Ancient Greek farmer explains all the things to see and do on a busy trip to market. 

Ancient Greece

By Squaducation - 2015

This short video explores how Ancient Greece developed

Ancient Greek Gods

By Squaducation - 2015

A priestess describes the Olympians; the Ancient Greek gods like Zeus, Apollo, Artemis and Poseidon.

Ancient Maya food

By Squaducation - 2015

A Maya woman describes the crops they grow and the food they eat.

Andreas Vesalius and the Fabric of the Human Body

By Squaducation - 2015

Vesalius describes how he came to publish the Fabric of the Human Body

Andreas Vesalius Dares to Say Galen Was Wrong

By Squaducation - 2015

Vesalius explains why he questioned Galen's accuracy and what he discovered when he was dissecting a human jaw.

Andreas Vesalius Steals a Body

By Squaducation - 2015

How when first exploring medicine, Andreas Vesalius stole the body of a hanged criminal so that he could study anatomy.

Anglo Saxon - Christianity

By Squaducation - 2015

A Saxon woman explains how the Saxons changed from worshipping pagan gods to becoming Christian after Pope Gregory sent a monk called Augustine to…

Anglo Saxon Armour & Weapons

By Squaducation - 2015

A thegn warrior, serving King Athestan, describes the armour he wears and his weapons, such as the kite shield and battle axe.

Anglo Saxon Gods

By Squaducation - 2015

This video covers some of the Anglo Saxon gods that were worshipped before Christianity arrived and the way their names are still used today.

Anglo Saxon Place Names

By Squaducation - 2015

This video looks at place names and their Saxon origins, like the word 'bury' meaning fortified place which lends its name to Banbury, Shaftsbury…

Battle of Edge Hill

By Squaducation - 2015

A soldier describes the Battle of Edge Hill and how Prince Rupert's cavalry charged into the Parliamentarians.

Battle of Hastings: Norman View - part 1

By Squaducation - 2015

In part one, a Norman soldier describes the start of the battle of Hastings including a description of Taillefer, the juggler who entertained the…

Battle of Hastings: Norman View - part 2

By Squaducation - 2015

Part two describes how, during the battle, William Duke of Normandy had fallen and the effect it had on morale.

Battle of Hastings: Norman View - part 3

By Squaducation - 2015

Part three describes the final part of the Battle of Hastings including the arrow storm that rained down on the Saxons and the fall of King Harold

British Empire: The Jewel in the Crown

By Squaducation - 2015

A look at how India became fully integrated into the British Empire.

British Empire: Trading Companies

By Squaducation - 2015

A look at the various trading companies that grew up including the East India Company, the Virginia Company and the Venetian company amongst others

British Soldier's Equipment: 1914-15

By Squaducation - 2015

A British WW1 soldier describes the equipment a he was expected to carry during 1914-15 which could all weigh up to thirty five kilos.

British Soldier's Equipment: 1916-18

By Squaducation - 2015

A British WW1 soldier describes the equipment during 1916-18 and explains how it adapted to suit the changing way the war was being fought

Builders and Engineers in the Roman Empire

By Squaducation - 2015

A Roman legionary describes the amazing construction projects undertaken by Roman builders such as the Coliseum and the Cloaca Maxima and includes…

Building an Egyptian Pyramid - part 1

By Squaducation - 2015

This short history video gives an insight into how the Egyptian pyramids were built and the people who built them.

Building an Egyptian Pyramid - part 2

By Squaducation - 2015

A pyramid worker explains how the Egyptians moved the immense stone blocks.

Building an Egyptian Pyramid - part 3

By Squaducation - 2015

What happened as the pyramid grew higher?  A pyramid worker explains how materials were delivered to site and how scaffolding was used, much like…

Campaign of Arson 1912

By Squaducation - 2015

Emmeline Pankhurst describes the escalation in militant tactics and some of the acts of arson undertaken to further the cause.

Canopic Jars

By Squaducation - 2015

An Egyptian high priest describes the organs that are retained from the body during the mummification process, and explains how they are stored in…

Captain Cook - part 1

By Squaducation - 2015

A veteran sailor recounts Captain Cook's first voyage on the Endeavour.

Captain Cook - part 2

By Squaducation - 2015

A veteran sailor recounts Captain Cook's final voyage aboard HMS Resolution.

Catherine of Aragon

By Squaducation - 2015

A description of Catherine of Aragon, by her lady in waiting, who explains how her father, the King of Spain, ensured she would only marry a man who…

Catherine of Aragon Banished from Court 

By Squaducation - 2015

This video covers what happened to Catherine of Aragon

Catherine of Aragon Stands Her Ground 

By Squaducation - 2015

Catherine of Aragon tells of her reaction to being questioned with regard to her marriage to King Henry VIII

Catherine of Aragon: the King Wants a Divorce 

By Squaducation - 2015

Catherine of Aragon gives her point of view with regard to Henry VIII and divorce

Christmas Truce 1914

By Squaducation - 2015

A WW1 soldier describes the Christmas Truce 1914, he explains it was more an opportunity for burying their dead than playing football.

Conciliation and violence

By Squaducation - 2015

Part of a series on women's suffrage, this video covers the organisation of a conciliation committee and the violence experienced by suffragettes.

Crime & Punishment - Metropolitan Police Force

By Squaducation - 2015

A Victorian police detective describes Sir Robert Peel's Metropolitan Police Force.  The video covers what it took to be a police officer and how…

Crime & Punishment in Victorian Times

By Squaducation - 2015

A description of crime and punishment during Queen Victoria's reign when there was once around two hundred crimes that carried the death penalty and…

Death of Richard III - part 1

By Squaducation - 2015

A medieval soldier describes the death of Richard III which led to the beginning of the Tudor dynasty.

Death of Richard III - part 2

By Squaducation - 2015

A medieval soldier describes how bravely King Richard fought and died, how he was killed by traitors and was finally laid to rest in a pauper's grave…

Democracy in Ancient Greece

By Squaducation - 2015

A Greek philosopher explains how democracy began in Ancient Greece including the oligarchy system of rule