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Henry VIII - part 1

By Squaducation - 2015

Part 1 of Henry VIII looks at what Henry VIII was like as a person and how he liked to spend his time

Henry VIII - part 2

By Squaducation - 2015

Part 2 of Henry VIII describes the fabulous outfits King Henry wore; the different types of fabric such as buckram, taffeta and velvet used as well…

Henry VIII Breaks with Rome 

By Squaducation - 2015

Henry VIII explains how he failed to secure his divorce and so separated from the Pope

Henry VIII Wants a Divorce 

By Squaducation - 2015

Henry VIII gives his own account of his divorce and breaking with Rome - part one

Henry VIII, Supreme Head of the Church of England 

By Squaducation - 2015

Henry VIII describes his split with Rome and his view on the Reformation

Henry VIII: the Pope Says 'No' 

By Squaducation - 2015

Henry VIII gives his own account of his divorce and breaking with Rome - part two

Herophilus and Erasistratus

By Squaducation - 2015

In this short video, Galen talks about the discoveries of Herophilus and Erasistratus

How the Saxons Arrived in England

By Squaducation - 2015

This video describes how the Anglo Saxons originated from Germania and travelled to England with the Roman legions and stayed even after the Romans…

Introduction to the English Civil War

By Squaducation - 2015

An overview of the English Civil War, when it started, how long it lasted together with the cause and the devastating effect on the country.

Introduction to the Roman Empire

By Squaducation - 2015

This short video describes the Roman Empire and the countries it spanned such as Germany or Germania, France or Gallia and Britain which used to be…

Joseph Bazalgette: Construction of the Sewers

By Squaducation - 2015

Part 5 of the Bazalgette series. Bazalgette talks about the work on the sewers, one of the biggest civil engineering projects ever undertaken at the…

Joseph Bazalgette: Early Career

By Squaducation - 2015

Part 2 of the Bazalgette series. This video looks at Bazalgette's life before beginning work on the London sewers.

Joseph Bazalgette: the Early Years

By Squaducation - 2015

Part 1 of the Bazalgette series. An introduction to Joseph William Bazalgette and the time in which he grew up.

Joseph Bazalgette: the Legacy

By Squaducation - 2015

This is the final part of Bazalgette's story and his contribution to revolutionise public health in Victorian Britain.

King Charles I

By Squaducation - 2015

A description of King Charles I.  How he became King, what he was like as a man and his marriage to Henrietta Maria. 

King Charles I: the Execution

By Squaducation - 2015

An eyewitness account of the excecution of King Charles I outside the Banqueting House in London on 30th January 1649

Lewis Gunner - part 1

By Squaducation - 2015

A description of the Lewis gunner, the first machine gunner who could pick up his gun and take it with him even though it weighed over twelve kilos.

Lewis Gunner - part 2

By Squaducation - 2015

A Lewis gunner explains how the Lewis gun was loaded and used in short bursts for the best effect and how it could even be taken into No Mans Land to…

Life as a WW1 Nurse in France

By Squaducation - 2015

A WW1 nurse who describes her uniform and shows how she still likes to be fashionable even among the horrors of war.

Life in the Trenches - part 1

By Squaducation - 2015

A description of the trenches that stretched from Belgium to Switzerland which were built after the war was bogged down in stalemate. Part 1 of a 7…

Life in the Trenches - part 2

By Squaducation - 2015

A description of a trench; the traversing, loop holes and the use of trench periscopes to view the enemy. Part 2 of a 7 part series

Life in the Trenches - part 3

By Squaducation - 2015

A description of the practicalities and problems the army faced in the trenches when it came to supplies and latrines. Part 3 of a 7 part series

Life in the Trenches - part 4

By Squaducation - 2015

This film talks about troop rotation and how it ensured soldiers weren't always on the frontline. Part 4 of a 7 part series

Life in the Trenches - part 5

By Squaducation - 2015

This video describes how injured soldiers were taken care of both on the battlefield and in the trenches by their comrades and the medical officer…

Life in the Trenches - part 6

By Squaducation - 2015

This video explains how soldiers made raids on enemy trenches. Part 6 of a 7 part series

Life in the Trenches - part 7

By Squaducation - 2015

A description of going 'over the top'; the noise of the explosions, the vibration, the fear.....  The last in a 7 part series

Lightweight Crossbow

By Squaducation - 2015

A medieval bowman describes his lightweight crossbow, an accurate weapon that could shoot over three hundred metres and be carried into battle, and…

Lindisfarne: a Monk's View - part 1

By Squaducation - 2015

This short video is part one of an eye-witness account, by a monk, of the savage attack on St Cuthbert's church on the Holy Island, Lindisfarne in…

Lindisfarne: a Monk's View - part 2

By Squaducation - 2015

This video is part two of the eye witness account of the raid on the Lindisfarne monastery; thankfully the Vikings never destroyed the Lindisfarne…

Lindisfarne: a Viking's View - part 1

By Squaducation - 2015

A Viking gives his own account of the raid on Lindisfarne monastery, explaining how they had watched and planned their raid. (Part 1)

Lindisfarne: a Viking's View - part 2

By Squaducation - 2015

Part two of a Viking warrior's account of the raid on Lindisfarne monastery. He describes how violent the Vikings were towards the monks and…

Living in a Roman Town

By Squaducation - 2015

This short video explores what the streets of Rome looked like, what kind of buildings there were such as the forum and basilica and why there were…

Louis Pasteur: Proving His Germ Theory

By Squaducation - 2015

Louis Pasteur explains how he proved his germ theory.

Louis Pasteur: the Germ Theory

By Squaducation - 2015

Louis Pasteur explains how he discovered pasteurisation and worked on his germ theory

Mary Seacole Successfully Treats Cholera

By Squaducation - 2015

Part 2 of this series, Mary describes her first experience of treating cholera victims in Panama. 

Mary Seacole Travels to Crimea

By Squaducation - 2015

In part 4 of this series Mary describes her travel to and arrival in the Crimea.

Mary Seacole: Her Travels

By Squaducation - 2015

Part 3 of this series sees Mary explaining her decision to volunteer as a nurse in the Crimea.

Mary Seacole: Introduction

By Squaducation - 2015

In the first of this series Mary Seacole introduces herself and talks about her family and early years.

Mary Seacole: Life in the Crimea

By Squaducation - 2015

Part 6 of this series is an overview of Mary Seacole's life and work in the Crimea.

Mary Seacole: the British Hotel

By Squaducation - 2015

In part 5 of this series, Mary explains how she built the British Hotel at Kadikoi in the Crimea to tend to the needs of sick and convalescing…

Mary Seacole: the End of the War

By Squaducation - 2015

In the final clip of this series Mary describes what happened to her when the Crimea War ended in 1856 and she returned to London.

Maya Building Techniques

By Squaducation - 2015

This short video explains some of the building techniques and the tools the Ancient Maya used

Maya Calendar

By Squaducation - 2015

This short video explores the two calendars; the Tzolk'in and the Haab and how important they were to the Maya people.

Maya Cities

By Squaducation - 2015

A Maya warrior describes the city of Chichen Itza and some of its buildings.

Maya Family Life - part 1

By Squaducation - 2015

A Maya woman gives an overview of life for an ordinary Maya family; work, school, child punishments!

Maya Family Life - part 2

By Squaducation - 2015

A Maya woman describes a typical Ancient Maya home and the things they used

Maya Hieroglyphs

By Squaducation - 2015

An explorer looks at the Ancient Maya form of writing, the hieroglyphs and a mention of the Dresden Codex

Maya Mathematics

By Squaducation - 2015

This short video takes a brief look at the Ancient Maya numbering system which was based on 20 rather than 10 like ours is now.