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A Brief History of the Napoleonic Wars

A Brief History of the Napoleonic Wars

Today we’re going to talk about the Napoleonic Wars Napoleon Bonaparte is an extremely controversial figure some scholars see him as the man who led France out of the chaos That was the French Revolution and went on to take down their enemies Others see him as a man who seized control during political instability …

History of Russia Part 1

History of Russia Part 1

For thousands of years, the lands known today as Russia and Ukraine were inhabited by nomadic tribes and mysterious Bronze Age cultures. The only record they left were their graves. In the great open grasslands of the south, the steppe, they buried their chieftains beneath huge mounds called kurgans. The Ancient Greek historian Herodotus called …

Enlightened Monarchs: Crash Course European History #19

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So last week we discussed the Enlightenment philosophers who challenged the idea that kings and nobles were qualified to be elites simply because of the families into which they were born into. But still, monarchs were also interested in Enlightenment ideals, and also understood …

The royal weddings that shaped European history

The last British royal wedding — between Prince William and Kate Middleton, brought together 1,900 guests, many of whom were pretty high profile people. Footballer David Beckham was there with his wife and fashion designer Victoria Beckham. Elton John was there too. But this photo might be the most impressive of all, because This is …