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Why Was Hadrian’s Wall Built? | Animated History

Why Was Hadrian’s Wall Built? | Animated History

The Emperor Trajan presided over the greatest military expansion in Roman history. When he died in AD 117, his successor Hadrian was left with the daunting task of defending the empire. Special attention needed to be paid to the northernmost frontier in Britannia where there was resistance from the barbarian natives. Hadrian came to Britain …

Discover the History of English

Discover the History of English

Hello. I’m Gill from engVid, and today… As you know, I usually teach an aspect of the English language, but today, we’re going to be looking at the English language from a different perspective, a different angle, and looking at the history of the language and how it has developed, because the English language hasn’t …

History of the English Language (1943)

History of the English Language (1943)

[music plays] England, part of a small island off the west coast of Europe. Yet English is the spoken language or else an official language in all these parts of the world. It is in fact a world language. Where did it start? Somewhere between South Russia, near the Black Sea, and the Baltic several …

The Oldest Language

The Oldest Language

What Is The Oldest Language? By oldest, I mean out of the thousands of languages spoken around the world today, which one has been spoken for the longest time? This is a minefield of a topic and most linguists I talked to do not want to touch this subject with a ten-foot pole, for a …

The American Revolution – OverSimplified (Part 1)

*Fancy music* “Hooooooly smokes!” Christopher Columbus! That is no way to address the King and Queen of Spain! What is wrong with you?” “Ok. Ok!” “So you know how we’re looking for a new trade route to India, right?” “Right” “And the earth is round, right?” “Right.” “So I’m thinking we can just sail the …