History

From the stone age to the modern age, the history section on Work Lizard explores every part of human history.
This is the story of English Queen Mary I, otherwise known as Bloody Mary. She was a devoted followed of catholicism, and was set on turning England's faith back to its catholic ways and renounce the newer emerging protestant faith. In an effort to do so however, hundreds of people burned at the stake.
This is the saga of one of the most remarkable survival stories, The Voyage of The Endurance. Shown through archived footage, this short documentary depicts the 2-year survival trip across the south pole by some of the first Antarctic explorers, led by Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Britain's Slave Trade is a historical documentary taking a look at Britain's slave trade. It shows the business of slavery and how slave-trading was between complicit Africans, fuelled by the greed of African kings, and Great Britain.
Hosted by Kevin Costner and narrated by Gregory Harrison, 500 nations takes us on an historical exploration of the various Native American nations and their eventual fall to the European conquerors.
Viking Voyages: Wings of the Dragon is a documentary focused on The Vikings and their specialized dragon ships. Relive the time when the Viking dragon – an emblem of terror and devastation – flew from the shores of Scandinavia, across seas and rivers, to the rest of Europe and beyond.
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History episode 58: The Kings of Kings part three! This final Kings of Kings part is jam-packed with historical wars and historical figures; Xerxes, the Spartans, the Immortals, Alexander the Great, scythed chariots and several of the greatest battles in history makes it way into Kings of Kings III - episode 58 of Dan Carlin's Hardcore History.
The chateau of Versailles is believed to have been a dirty palace: a place where everyone tossed the contents of their chamber pots from the windows above. Yet during the chateau’s construction, Louis XIV had given thought to commodities, and several public latrines were built as well as a very modern water system. So where did this bad reputation come from?
Written and hosted by Terry Jones, Medieval Lives documents 8 different Medieval personalities with the intent of separating myth from reality. Each of the half-hour documentary episodes uses humor and re-enactment to illustrate how these Medieval lives might have been led.
The legend of blood sucking vampires has captured peoples’ imagination for generations. A crack team of archaeologists and forensic scientists have uncovered hard evidence for the existence of the legend. We follow them on their investigative trail to find out who the vampire victims were and what they might have looked like.