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Maya Medicine

By Squaducation - 2015

A Maya woman talks about medicine, doctors, midwives and healers; also a look at the illnesses and treatments they used.

Maya Religion: Gods

By Squaducation - 2015

This short video explores some of the gods the Ancient Maya worshop and their practice of human sacrifice

Maya Religion: Sacrifice

By Squaducation - 2015

This short video looks at why the Ancient Maya believed in sacrifice and how they carried it out - not too gruesome but not for the feint-hearted…

Maya Sport: the Ball Court

By Squaducation - 2015

A Maya warrior describes the game of ulama, the Ancient Maya sport played in a ball court.

Medieval Arrowheads

By Squaducation - 2015

A medieval archers explains the many types of arrowheads and their uses such as the broadhead with its barbs and the incendiary or fire arrow

Medieval Longbowman

By Squaducation - 2015

A medieval archer describes the clothes he wears and weapons he uses such as the longbow, archers pick and falchion

Metropolitan Board of Works

By Squaducation - 2015

Part 4 of the Bazalgette series takes a look at the opposition Bazalgette faced in getting started with the project and the great stink.

Metropolitan Commission of Sewers

By Squaducation - 2015

Part 3 of the Bazalgette series gives an overview of Bazalgette's appointment as Chief Engineer with the Metropolitan Commission of Sewers and the…

Mode of Communication of Cholera - part 1

By Squaducation - 2015

John Snow recites an extract of his essay on the Mode of Communication of Cholera 1854

Mode of Communication of Cholera - part 2

By Squaducation - 2015

John Snow continues with a further extract of his essay on the Mode of Communication of Cholera 1854.

Motte & Bailey Castle

By Squaducation - 2015

This video covers the early Norman castles, how the motte and bailey was constructed and mentions some of the first stone castles like Chepstow and…

Mrs. Pankhurst: Marriage

By Squaducation - 2015

Emmeline discusses marriage and her early life in the suffragist movement

Mummification - part 1

By Squaducation - 2015

An Egyptian high priest talks about life after death and what happens when a pharaoh dies, he explains the grisly process of mummification to…

Mummification - part 2

By Squaducation - 2015

An Egyptian high priest continues to talk about mummification and explains the symbolism of the amulets and magic charms they used to send the…

Norman Cathedrals & Monasteries

By Squaducation - 2015

Discover how the Normans settled the land by building churches and monasteries and explains how the locals paid rent to the church which in turn paid…

Norse Farming and Food

By Squaducation - 2015

This video describes a Norse farmhouse, showing the animals they kept and the food they grew and ate including the ever-important ale.

Norse Gods

By Squaducation - 2015

This video explores the most important gods that were worshipped by the Vikings and Norse people, including Odin, Frey and Thor as well as Freyja…

Norse Women

By Squaducation - 2015

A Norse woman explains what every-day life was like for them and describes the many chores they had to carry out; some were lucky enough to have a…

Oliver Cromwell

By Squaducation - 2015

A Parliamentarian soldier describes Oliver Cromwell, his character and his achievement in developing the New Model Army

Olympic Games: How They Started

By Squaducation - 2015

This short video explores how and when the Olympic games started and discusses the other games that were also held at the time

Olympic Games: The Athletes

By Squaducation - 2015

This short video looks at who competed in the Olympics, how they trained and competed and the prize they could expect as a champion

Olympic Games: The Events

By Squaducation - 2015

This short video describes the different types of sporting events held at the Olympics in Ancient Greece

People in a Medieval Castle: the Constable

By Squaducation - 2015

This video explores the many people that live and work in a medieval castle, like the marshal, the estate steward, blacksmith farrier and carter.

People in a Medieval Castle: the Constable's Wife

By Squaducation - 2015

This video describes some of the staff who work within the castle such as the house steward and the chamberlain and the duties they carry out

Pilgrimage of Grace - part 1 

By Squaducation - 2015

Thomas Cromwell describes the spark that led to the Pilgrimage of Grace

Pilgrimage of Grace - part 2 

By Squaducation - 2015

Thomas Cromwell gives a brief description of the riots in the north and retribution  

Planning an Egyptian Pyramid

By Squaducation - 2015

This short video is a fascinating look at how the Egyptians designed their pyramids without the aid of modern technology.

Prince Rupert

By Squaducation - 2015

A description of the flamboyant cavalier Prince Rupert who was not only commander of the King's cavalry but also his nephew

Princess Mary's Christmas Gift

By Squaducation - 2015

A description of the brass box given to every serving soldier; it explains why and what the different boxes contained.

Protest, Action, and Hunger Strike

By Squaducation - 2015

Part of a series on women's suffrage, Emmeline Pankhurst describes the WSPU tactical intensification and hunger strike

Protest, Arrest, and Prison

By Squaducation - 2015

Part of a series on women's suffrage, this video covers the protest made by the WSPU after the suffrage bill was filibustered in 1905 and the arrest…

Pyramid Town

By Squaducation - 2015

An Egyptian worker describes the town that grew up beside the Pyramids of Giza.  He explains where the workers and their families lived and also…

Pyramid Workers

By Squaducation - 2015

An Egyptian pyramid worker describes where the workers came from, where they lived and also explains how they worked in crews under a foreman.

Pyramids

By Squaducation - 2015

An Egyptian priest explains what a pyramid is, it's purpose and their various shapes and designs.

Pyramids of Giza

By Squaducation - 2015

This short history video looks at the location of Giza and the Great Pyramid itself, built for King Khufu.  It also explains why pyramids were built…

Queen Henrietta Maria

By Squaducation - 2015

A description of Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of King Charles I.  It covers her upbringing and how she, a French catholic princess came to marry the…

Religion in Ancient Greece

By Squaducation - 2015

A priestess talks through some of the Greek gods and how they were worshipped, in particular Athena and the Parthenon

Roman Armour: Lorica Hamata

By Squaducation - 2015

A legionary describes the armour called lorica hamata, also known as chainmail, explaining how it was lightweight and gave the legionaries protection…

Roman Armour: Lorica Segmentata

By Squaducation - 2015

A legionary describes the armour called lorica segmentata or 'segmented' armour which is heavier and more uncomfortable but offers better protection…

Roman Baths

By Squaducation - 2015

A Roman legionary describes a Roman bathhouse and the various rooms and facilities available such as the palaestra or gym and the caldarium and…

Roman Priestess

By Squaducation - 2015

A Roman priestess describes her life, serving in the temple of Vestal. She explains how long she has served there and the duties she is expected to…

Roman Weapons: the Gladius

By Squaducation - 2015

A legionary describes the gladius; one of the most famous swords from history, at over 50cm long Roman legionaries were well trained in using them.

Roman Weapons: the Pilum

By Squaducation - 2015

This short video describes a legionary's spear and how it was used and recycled

Roman Weapons: the Shield

By Squaducation - 2015

A legionary explains what a scutum is, and explains how it was made of wood, reinforced for strength and decorated with the emblem of their legion.

Romulus & Remus

By Squaducation - 2015

A description of the story written by Titus Livius about the origins of Rome; the story tells of twin boys and how they grew up they fell out which…

Rosa Parks Refuses to Give up Her Seat on the Bus

By Squaducation - 2015

In the second of 3 clips, Rosa Parks tells the story of how she made a protest against the segregation laws by refusing to give up her seat on a bus.

Rosa Parks: Segregation

By Squaducation - 2015

In the first of 3 clips, Rosa Parks explains what segregation was like for her.

Roses of No Man's Land

By Squaducation - 2015

A recital of a popular WW1 song which explains why nurses became known as the "Roses of No Man's Land"