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Samuel Pepys: Great Fire of London - part 1

By Squaducation - 2015

Samuel Pepys gives his personal experience of the initial outbreak of the fire

Samuel Pepys: Great Fire of London - part 2

By Squaducation - 2015

Samuel Peyps reports where and how the great fire started.

Samuel Pepys: Great Fire of London - part 3

By Squaducation - 2015

Samuel Pepys explains how high winds drive the fire into the city

Samuel Pepys: Great Fire of London - part 4

By Squaducation - 2015

Samuel Pepys explains how the fire got out of control and the failed attempts at fighting it

Samuel Pepys: Great Fire of London - part 5

By Squaducation - 2015

How the fire spread and what it looked like at its height

Saxon Farming - part 1

By Squaducation - 2015

Part one of the farming series describes a thegn and explains his position within the Saxon community.  He explains how ceorls and slaves help farm…

Saxon Farming - part 2

By Squaducation - 2015

Part two of the farming series looks at low ranking ceorls who are not only farmers but tradesmen too and how they use the three-field system of crop…

Saxon Law, Crime & Punishment

By Squaducation - 2015

A Saxon thegn describes a gemot, witan, the dooms and a Hundred Court together with some of the punishments handed out to those found guilty.

Saxon Village Life - part 1

By Squaducation - 2015

A Saxon woman explains what the chieftain's house was like and the compound and buildings around it. She also describes a poorer house and explains…

Saxon Village Life - part 2

By Squaducation - 2015

A Saxon woman describes a typical village house and explores what people drank, ate and how they cooked.  It also includes where they went to the…

Shot at Dawn

By Squaducation - 2015

A sad tale of a firing squad and a young seventeen year old who, although probably suffering from shell shock, was shot for desertion

Siege of Lichfield

By Squaducation - 2015

A brief account of the sieges of Lichfield during the English Civil War

Slave Capture

By Squaducation - 2015

An African slave describes slaves in Africa were captured and by whom

Slave Journey to the Coast

By Squaducation - 2015

An African slave recounts how he was shackled and had to walk for two weeks till they reached a stone fort on the coast

Slave Market

By Squaducation - 2015

An African slave describes the slave market in the Americas and how slaves were prepared for sale to make them look healthier and more attractive to…

Stamford Bridge: Saxon View

By Squaducation - 2015

A Saxon warrior describes what he saw at the battle of Stamford Bridge, and how it began with a conversation between Harold Godwinson and his brother…

Stamford Bridge: Viking View

By Squaducation - 2015

A Viking warrior describes his experience of the battle of Stamford Bridge; the fierce battle and fighting retreat they had to make when the Saxons…

Suffrage and WW1

By Squaducation - 2015

Emmeline Pankhurst discusses the outbreak of war and women over 30 getting the vote.

The 1001 Inventions Museum

By Squaducation - 2015

A time-travelling student tells the audience about the Golden Age and some of the amazing inventions created by Muslim people. This video was…

The Alliance: Prince Arthur & Catherine of Aragon

By Squaducation - 2015

King Henry VII wanted to strengthen his position further by uniting England with Spain and so a marriage was proposed between the young Prince Arthur…

The Bayeux Tapestry

By Squaducation - 2015

A Norman soldier describes the Bayeux Tapestry; nearly 70 metres long and having been made in England it depicts the events that led up to the Norman…

The Beginning of the British Empire

By Squaducation - 2015

A description of the start of the British Empire with the early explorers, dating back to Tudor times.

The Beginning of the Reign of Henry VII

By Squaducation - 2015

A Tudor lady talks about the early Tudor years with the continuation of the Wars of the Roses and the Irish/Yorkist army crossing the Pennines to put…

The Black Death: an Eyewitness Account

By Squaducation - 2015

An eye witness account of the Black Death which broke out in 1348, told by a medieval monk

The Black Death: Causes and Treatments

By Squaducation - 2015

A look at some of the medieval beliefs and ideas that were thought to have caused the plague.

The Black Death: Mass Burials

By Squaducation - 2015

This video explores how the dead were disposed of during the Black Death

The Black Death: Public Reaction

By Squaducation - 2015

A look at people's reaction to the plague and how they dealt with it.

The Cat and Mouse Act

By Squaducation - 2015

Emmeline Pankhurst explains the Cat and Mouse Act.

The Death of Captain Cook

By Squaducation - 2015

A sailor recounts Captain Cook's last visit to Hawaii

The East India Company

By Squaducation - 2015

A description of the founding of the East India Company, how and what it trades with India and the creation of it's own army.

The Epsom Derby, 1913

By Squaducation - 2015

Emmeline Pankhurst talks about death of Emily Wilding Davison at the Epsom Derby in 1913

The Gong Farmer

By Squaducation - 2015

A gong farmer explains how they collect poo from the garderobes in the castle and what they do with it all

The Great Stink of 1858

By Squaducation - 2015

A Victorian gentleman describes the stench that came from the River Thames which became known as the Great Stink and almost caused Parliament to close

The Indian Mutiny of 1857 - part 1

By Squaducation - 2015

This video takes a look at one of the main causes of the mutiny being the bullet cartridges issued by the British to the Indian troops being greased…

The Indian Mutiny of 1857 - part 2

By Squaducation - 2015

This video describes the death of Mangal Pandey, the start of the mutiny in Meerut and the massacre at Cawnpore

The Magna Carta - part 1

By Squaducation - 2015

Part one of the Magna Carta explains how William Marshal, first Earl of Pembroke, rode to Runnymede in 1215 to witness King John sign the Magna Carta…

The Magna Carta - part 2

By Squaducation - 2015

Part two of the Magna Carta describes the basic principles of the Magna Carta, the clauses within it and how it forms the basis of our laws today.

The Magna Carta - part 3

By Squaducation - 2015

Part three of the Magna Carta explains how King John tried to renege on the terms which eventually led to the First Barons War

The Manchester Workhouse

By Squaducation - 2015

Emmeline Pankhurst describes a visit to the Manchester Workhouse and the effect it had upon her

The Medieval Banquet

By Squaducation - 2015

This video gives a vivid description of a medieval banquet including the etiquette and food such as stuffed peacock

The Middle Passage - part 1

By Squaducation - 2015

A slave recounts his first encounter with a slave ship; the stench from the hold almost makes him vomit. Part 1 of 2

The Middle Passage - part 2

By Squaducation - 2015

A slave describes his journey from Africa across the Atlantic and the apalling conditions suffered by the slaves onboard ship. Part 2 of 2

The Norman Invasion & Preparation

By Squaducation - 2015

A Norman sailor describes the lead up to the invasion from the Norman perspective; the ships, the supplies and the crossing to England

The Rosetta Stone

By Squaducation - 2015

This short history video explains what the Rosetta Stone is; its discovery and why it was important in helping scholars discover the meaning of the…

The Slave Triangle

By Squaducation - 2015

William Wilberforce explains how the slave triangle worked.

The Zulu Wars - part 1

By Squaducation - 2015

This video gives an introduction to Zululand in Africa and its people.

The Zulu Wars - part 2

By Squaducation - 2015

This video gives an introduction to the invasion of Zululand by the British and the terrible massacre at the battle of Isandlwana

Thomas More's Execution 

By Squaducation - 2015

Thomas More talks about his impending execution together with that of John Fisher.