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Amsterdam’s best art museum, the Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam’s best art museum, the Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is a huge world-famous collection presented in 80 galleries exhibiting 8,000 objects that tell the story of 800 years of Dutch art and history. Come along on a journey from the Middle Ages up through the 21st century, spread over four floors told in chronological order. The collection focuses primarily on …

1940s World War II Makeup Tutorial | History Inspired | Feat. Amber Butchart and Rebecca Butterworth

1940s World War II Makeup Tutorial | History Inspired | Feat. Amber Butchart and Rebecca Butterworth

Hi, I’m Fashion Historian Amber Butchart I’m standing in the tunnels at English Heritage’s Dover Castle where the military was stationed during the nation’s fight for victory in the Second World War Among those were ladies from the Women’s Royal Naval Service otherwise known as the Wrens. In addition to their formidable contribution to the …

Revolutions of 1848: Crash Course European History #26

Revolutions of 1848: Crash Course European History #26

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So, there are many candidates for most important year in European history–1492, when permanent links between Afroeurasia and the Americas first formed; 1688, when the Glorious Revolution gave Europe an example of constitutional governments; 1789, when the French Revolution directly challenged monarchy; 1992, when …

Worst Plagues in History Of Mankind

Worst Plagues in History Of Mankind

Germs- they’re everywhere, and they’re always trying to kill you. Right now as you sit at your computer or watching on your phone, all matter of deadly germs are crawling all over you- your hands, your chest, your face, in your mouth… there’s nowhere they can’t reach. Right this second you have a 25% chance …

Medieval Europe: Crash Course European History #1

Hello and welcome to Crash Course European history, I’m John Green, and as you may know medieval Europe has a terrible reputation. We often hear that it was disease and famine-ridden (which it was). Children were supposedly forced to marry at six or eight or ten years old, which was not common, although people did …

The Congress of Vienna: Crash Course European History #23

The Congress of Vienna: Crash Course European History #23

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So how did Europe restore order after the social and political upheaval of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic regime? Well, European leaders got together and set up a committee–or a “Congress”–that met in Vienna to set things straight. It’s a great town, Vienna. …