1947 Texas City Disaster

From The History Guy. Around 8:30 AM on April 16, 1947, a large column of smoke started billowing from a ship at the port in Texas City, Texas. Forty minutes later, the ship exploded. In the hours that followed, the scale of the disaster became clear – what is generally considered to be the worst…

The Real Village That Inspired Victorian Author Beatrix Potter | Historic Britain | Absolute History

From Absolute History. In the Lake District, Alan finds out about the area that inspired some of our best-known children’s books and tells the tale of their author, Beatrix Potter. Elsewhere, Oz Clarke meets the team at our Plant Conservation Centre and Jon Culshaw discovers the extraordinary collection at Snowshill Manor. 📺 It’s like Netflix…

Lafayette Pool: Texas Tanker

From The History Guy. In the brutal fighting during the summer of 1944 the US Third Armored Division often led the way, earning the nickname “the spearhead division.” And through much of the fighting, staff sergeant Lafayette Pool and the crew of the M4 medium tank “In the mood” were at the tip of that…

This Secret Weapon Was Dropped By Parachutes To The Resistance Before D-Day #Shorts

From Absolute History. A seamless tutorial of the STEN gun #ww2history #stengun #secretoperation Courtesy of @chalkevalleyhistoryfest 📺 It’s like Netflix for history… Sign up to History Hit, the world’s best history documentary service and get 50% off using the code ‘AbsoluteHistory’ https://bit.ly/3vn5cSH This channel is part of the History Hit Network. Any queries please contact:…

What Was Life Like For The Iroquois During The 17th Century? | Nations At War | Absolute History

From Absolute History. Once the five nations of the Iroquois were bitter enemies. Until the Peacemaker’s law bound them together. Stronger together, the Iroquois used commerce, diplomacy, and firepower to destroy their enemies. And fight the French Empire to a standstill. 📺 It’s like Netflix for history… Sign up to History Hit, the world’s best…

Inside The Fight To Save Henry VIII’s Medieval Hunting Lodge | Historic Britain | Absolute History

From Absolute History. Alan Titchmarsh goes behind the scenes of Knole to discover how the priceless treasures are being saved from the cold, dampness, and decay. He crawls between the medieval walls in search of superstitious rituals and meets the researchers cataloging the smells and sounds of Knole’s priceless antique furniture. 📺 It’s like Netflix…

Alton Knappenberger: One Man Army

From The History Guy. Watch Medal of Honor: Exceptional Valor, Episode One: Civil War for FREE until August 11. https://www.magellantv.com/series/medal-of-honor-exceptional-valor You can also gain access to MagellanTV’s entire history collection with my SPECIAL OFFER, a 1-month free membership: https://try.magellantv.com/historyguy. The brutal fighting during the Second World War on the Italian peninsula would fade in popular…

Victoria: A Greedy Queen | Betwixt The Sheets Podcast

From Absolute History. *WARNING There are adult themes, explicit language and talk about disordered eating and diets in this episode. Did you know that before Queen Victoria married Albert she was a well-known party-animal, who could easily stay up until 5am, drunk on a concoction of red wine and whiskey? Or that she was notorious…

How to Steal a Central Bank

From SideQuest. Get Surfshark VPN at https://surfshark.deals/sidequest – Enter promo code SIDEQUEST for 83% off and three extra months for free! Using Surfshark helps support our channel, so go and check them out! ——————————————————————- A century ago, many central banks across the world were owned privately. Then came along a Portuguese man called Alves Reis,…

A Cure for the Plague

From The History Guy. The bubonic plague is a well-known illness from the medieval era. But the common conception seems to be that it is a disease of history, that died out a long time ago and has no impact on today’s world. But is that really the case? The history of attempts to eradicate…

The History of Boob Jobs | Betwixt The Sheets Podcast

From Absolute History. Who had the very first boob job? Why were women injecting liquid paraffin into their chests? And, how has the procedure developed over time? Kate is joined Betwixt the Sheets by Professor Ruth Holliday and cosmetic surgeon Professor Vikram Devaraj to find out the bumpy history of breast augmentation, involving lawsuits, pin-ups……

Trek of the US 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps

From The History Guy. On June 20, 1897, The Salt Lake Tribune opined: “Not many years ago the bicycle was looked upon as a mere toy, a kind of dandy-horse, and the riders were regarded as fit subjects for pity. That time, however, is a thing of the past.” The paper was not just talking…

Medieval Sex | Betwixt The Sheets

From Absolute History. *WARNING this episode includes explicit language and adult themes* What were your medieval ancestors getting up to in the bedroom? Join sex historian Kate Lister, Betwixt the Sheets, to find out. Medievalist and George Michael super-fan Dr Eleanor Janega is on the podcast to chat all things aphrodisiacs, sex diaries and religious…

New York’s Secret Subway

From The History Guy. The London Underground had been completed – the world’s first subway system – was completed in 1863, but it was plagued by the dirty soot of its steam-powered trains. Alfred Beach promised something similar, and yet entirely different for New York City. But his dreams for the future of transportation would…

Great Barrier Reef Expedition – Objectivity 259

From Objectivity. We look at some brilliant artefacts from a 1920s scientific expedition to the Great Barrier Reef. More links below ↓↓↓ Featuring Keith Moore from The Royal Society speaking with Brady. Objectivity on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/objectivity Check out some more expedition themed episodes… Solomon Islands Expedition: https://youtu.be/bnxhHYzHwo8 Life in Antarctica: https://youtu.be/e9PEP6q32ck Subscribe to Objectivity: http://bit.ly/Objectivity_Sub…

The Debauchery Inside Louis XV’s Playboy Palace | The Rise And Fall Of Versailles | Absolute History

From Absolute History. Versailles, the world’s most magnificent palace is about to become its most notorious, and home to decadence on a truly royal scale. 📺 It’s like Netflix for history… Sign up to History Hit, the world’s best history documentary service and get 50% off using the code ‘AbsoluteHistory’ https://bit.ly/3vn5cSH This channel is part…

Ice Cream in the 18th Century! – Live In The Nutmeg Tavern!

From Townsends. Townsends Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0yJUTrQvyLDeI3K5PLgyw https://townsendsplus.com/ The Nutmeg Archive ➧ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4e4wpjna1vz5MfQ_CQMZfSuvhNlNDUmz ➧➧ Shop our Amazon Store! ➧ https://www.amazon.com/shop/townsends ➧➧ Click here to get your Townsends catalog! ➧ https://www.townsends.us/pages/catalog-request ➧➧ Help support the channel with PayPal ➧ https://paypal.me/Townsendsvideo ➧➧ Help support the channel with Patreon ➧ https://www.patreon.com/townsend ➧➧ Click here for Townsends merch! ➧ http://www.townsends.us/merch-store.html…

The Weirdest Castle Takeover In History #Shorts

From Absolute History. These are the bizarre tactics behind Japan’s most unconventional siege. 📺 It’s like Netflix for history… Sign up to History Hit, the world’s best history documentary service and get 50% off using the code ‘AbsoluteHistory’ https://bit.ly/3vn5cSH This channel is part of the History Hit Network. Any queries please contact: owned-enquiries@littledotstudios.com #AbsoluteHistory

Live Play-Through “Lewis and Clark: The Expedition!”

From Townsends. Townsends Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0yJUTrQvyLDeI3K5PLgyw https://townsendsplus.com/ The Nutmeg Archive ➧ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4e4wpjna1vz5MfQ_CQMZfSuvhNlNDUmz ➧➧ Shop our Amazon Store! ➧ https://www.amazon.com/shop/townsends ➧➧ Click here to get your Townsends catalog! ➧ https://www.townsends.us/pages/catalog-request ➧➧ Help support the channel with PayPal ➧ https://paypal.me/Townsendsvideo ➧➧ Help support the channel with Patreon ➧ https://www.patreon.com/townsend ➧➧ Click here for Townsends merch! ➧ http://www.townsends.us/merch-store.html…

Cruise of the Black Terror

From The History Guy. In February, 1863 the Union Navy suffered a stunning setback that threatened to change the course of the war. In response, the Union deployed an entirely new class of vessel, the massive and intimidating Black Terror. Flying the skull and crossbones, the cruise of the mighty Black Terror is another example…

Bologna: A History

From The History Guy. The history of Bologna combines a distant past with modern inventions, immigration patterns, government regulations, and economic necessity, all to arrive at the boloney, mayo and American cheese on white bread staple that USA Today calls “a nutritionally dubious midday meal for millions of US students.” Check out our new community…