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History-Makers: Herodotus

History-Makers: Herodotus

This video is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus, more on that later. History happens in a lot of places. In political assemblies and royal courts, on battlefields, at marketplaces and in the home, but for us losers who are stuck here in the present we need accounts and resources to understand the …

Failed Assassinations — History Hijinks

Failed Assassinations — History Hijinks

Diplomacy is complicated. You have to manage competing interests and work cooperatively to ensure the best communal outcome. But luckily, there’s another, much more efficient option: Murder. Because once you leap over those pesky moral speedbumps like The Worth Of Human Life, it becomes so much easier to solve problems by just un-existing the people …

History-Makers: Shakespeare

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts. Nothing else quite sums up William Shakespeare’s attitudes on the power of Theater. But England’s Favorite Bard demonstrates time and time again that the reverse is …

History Summarized: England

History Summarized: England

Names are hard, especially when it comes to the British Isles. The island of “Britain” is home to England, Scotland, and Wales, while the island of “Ireland” is composed of the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom’s Northern Ireland. This is not only a nightmare to keep track of, but as we’ve seen, this …

History Hijinks: Renaissance Antics

History Hijinks: Renaissance Antics

Welcome to Blue’s Dumb History/History Hijinks, the show where I take a topic and tell you all about why its way more hilarious than you ever could have imagined. Today, we’re gonna dig into the glories of the Italian Renaissance and learn about the artists who made it happen. Because we’ve talked about the historical …

History Summarized: Ethiopia

History Summarized: Ethiopia

Anybody familiar with ancient Egypt is pretty well aware that the Nile River is easily one of the most OP water features in History. But head a little further down and you’ll quickly find that there’s a lot more to East Africa than our old pyramid-bois. East of where the Nile forks between its White …

History-Makers: Dante

History-Makers: Dante

Ah, Dante, the Medieval Italian Poet who told several popes to go to Hell, and then followed through with a detailed description of their fiery eternal torment. Gee, that makes even Martin Luther sound pretty tame. When he isn’t pining over his long-lost love Beatrice or hanging on every word from his Roman Senpai and …

History-Makers: Anna Komnena

History-Makers: Anna Komnena

The Byzantines have a well-deserved A+ in art class, but their written work is a little… ehhh? Thing is, most Byzantine literature reads like a modern textbook — sure it’s informative, but the writing is drier than chalk-dust, and it could stand to lose a couple hundred pages. But there’s one defiant Byzantine historian out …

Blue’s Dumb History Tales #2

Blue’s Dumb History Tales #2

Earlier last year I found myself with a surprise gap in my upload schedule, so I did what any self-respecting online content creator would do: I panicked, hastily cobbled together a glorified meme-dump, and then watched in shock as it became one of my most popular videos of the year. I’d say the internet is …