Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

SOTW 2, Chapter 26 - France and England at War

History of Agincourt

Battle of Agincourt
Parody of Marianne Faithful's "As Tears Go By" by the historyteachers

Biography of Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc
historyteachers' parody of "Seven Nation Army" by the White Stripes

SOTW 2, Chapter 24 - The Ottoman Empire

Overview of the Ottoman Empire

Suleiman the Magnificent
from the PBS documentary, Islam:  Empire of Faith

SOTW 2, Chapter 25 - The End of the World

Black Death
Parody of Gwen Stefani's Hollaback Girl by historyteachers

SOTW 2, Chapter 23 - The First Russians

Ivan the Terrible's Secret Library

As his name suggests, Ivan the Terrible was truly an evil man.  Other videos I found are explicit in their explanations of his atrocities, and I chose not to include those videos here.

SOTW 2, Chapter 22 - Exploring the Mysterious East

The Silk Road
from the Discovery Channel

Marco Polo

If you're up for it, the whole Biography episode is available online.  Of course, you may also be able to find it to stream it from Netflix or Hulu.  Click here to watch the full episode online.

If you don't have time for the whole thing, here is a two-minute clip from the Biography episode -

More about Marco Polo
from History Channel, as told by musician and artist Jeffery Lewis.  If you only watch one clip about Marco Polo, make it this one!

Architecture of the Forbidden City
from the Discovery Channel

Monday, April 9, 2012

SOTW 2, Chapter 21 - The Mongols Devastate the East

Genghis Khan
from Biography Channel

SOTW 2, Chapter 20 - The Diaspora

Israel - A Four Minute History
This video takes a long running start to Chapter 20, and it doesn't spend a lot of time on the Diaspora of the Middle Ages, but my opinion is that this is important history, and I think this is a well done little video.

SOTW 2, Chapter 19 - A New Kind of King

Richard the Lionheart
from - video begins after a short advertisement

The Magna Carta
In 2010, the English began a 5-year celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.  This video explains why this document is so important.

Tale of Robin Hood

Who was Robin Hood?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

SOTW 2, Chapter 18 - The Age of Crusades

Crusades:  Journey
from the Discovery Channel

The Crusades 
Parody of Billy Joel's "Eyes Without a Face" by historyteachers

Eleanor of Aquitaine
Parody of Julia Fordham's "Happy Ever After" by historyteachers

The Canterbury Tales
Parody of California Dreamin' by the Mamas and the Papas

Monday, April 2, 2012

SOTW 2, Chapter 17 - Knights and Samurai

I was unable to embed this video of a knight putting on his suit of armor. Clicking the photo below will take you to the website of the Historic Royal Places for the video.
Knight Dressing

How to Shoot a Longbow

I'm a Knight
historyteachers parody of Friday Night by Lily Allen