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The Longest Year in Human History (46 B.C.E.)

In the summer of the year 46 B.C.E., Julius Caesar returned to the city of Rome as a victorious general. All of his military opposition had been squashed, and all of his enemies, save for Labienus and a couple of Pompey’s sons, had either been killed or forced into submission. This precise moment, when Caesar […]

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24. Refashioning the State, 1688-1714
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24. Refashioning the State, 1688-1714

Prof: Okay. Let’s get started. When I was at school we were often told that one of the great things about British history was that the country had never been successfully invaded by a foreign power since 1066 when William the Conqueror and the Normans conquered the Saxon kingdom, and this was part of the […]

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What if America Had A King?
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What if America Had A King?

When I travelled to Washington, D.C., I decided to pay attention to the imagery and symbolisms in the capital. In the halls of the American History Mueseum, there is this statue of George Washington, in a robe and holding a sword. And then in the ceiling of the rotunda in the capital, Washington is depicted […]

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ALBERT, PRINCE CONSORT – WikiVidi Documentary
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ALBERT, PRINCE CONSORT – WikiVidi Documentary

WikiVidi.com Albert, Prince Consort Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was the husband of Queen Victoria. He was born in the Saxon duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, to a family connected to many of Europe’s ruling monarchs. At the age of 20, he married his first cousin, Queen Victoria; they had nine children. Initially he felt constrained […]

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10 Fascinating Facts About the USS Constitution
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10 Fascinating Facts About the USS Constitution

In 1797 an act of Congress created the United States Navy and authorized the construction of six frigates to fill the role of its capital ships. Three of the frigates were designed to be the heaviest and most powerfully armed ships of their type ever built. They were President, United States, and Constitution. A fourth, […]

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The Mexican War of Independence
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The Mexican War of Independence

In this video which is part of the greater project revolution we’re going to be talking about the Mexican war of independence in the early 19th century. However before we start talking about the Mexican war of independence or more accurately the Wars of independence. We have to understand the social, political, economical and religious […]

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20. Constitutional Revolution and Civil War, 1640-1646
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20. Constitutional Revolution and Civil War, 1640-1646

Prof: The great political philosopher Thomas Hobbes– who, if you haven’t read you will be learning something about in the section reading this week– Thomas Hobbes formulated his theory of the state and his ideas on political obligation in the context of the civil wars which tore apart all three of the constituent kingdoms of […]

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