History vs. Henry VIII – Mark Robinson and Alex Gendler

History vs. Henry VIII – Mark Robinson and Alex Gendler

He was a powerful king whose break with the church of Rome would forever change the course of English history. But was he a charismatic reformer or a bullying tyrant? Find out on History versus Henry VIII. Judge: Order, order. Now, who do we have here? Looks like quite the dashing fellow. Defense: Indeed, your […]

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The REAL death toll of communism | Video essay

The REAL death toll of communism | Video essay

Hello everybody, Today we are going to look at the question. “How many people REALLY died from communism”. I think it’s time that we seriously approach this question from the left. Usually the right wing says “communism killed millions” and the left either stays silent or dismisses this as propaganda. But in this video we […]

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Why was Christmas banned?

Why was Christmas banned?

This is Oliver Cromwell. The man that overthrew King Charles I in the English civil war. But Cromwell was also embroiled in a lesser-known controversy. He and his fellow members of parliament made celebrating Christmas illegal. The greenery, the feasting, the dancing, the drinking … basically anything that indicated it was a holiday was banned. […]

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Reformation and Consequences: Crash Course European History #7

Reformation and Consequences: Crash Course European History #7

[[TV Window]] Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course European History, and today we’re going to watch religious reform spread, while states shape up their operations to make them better adapted to governance. And also making war. Mostly making war. As you’ll recall from our last episode, the Peace of Augsburg was supposed to […]

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