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How the Normans changed the history of Europe – Mark Robinson

May 2023 06
Check out our Patreon page: View full lesson: In the year 1066, 7,000 Norman infantry and knights sailed in warships across the English Channel. Their target: England, home to more than a million people. Around the same period of time, other groups of Normans were setting forth all across Europe. Who were these warriors, and how did they leave their mark so far and wide? Mark Robinson shares a brief history of the Normans. Lesson by Mark Robinson, directed by Echo Bridge. Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible!......

Debunking the myth of the Lost Cause: A lie embedded in American history – Karen L. Cox

Apr 2023 26
Examine the myth of the Lost Cause: a campaign created by pro-Confederates after the Civil War to promote the lie that they seceded for state's rights. -- In the 1860’s, 11 southern states withdrew from the United States and formed the Confederacy. They seceded in response to the growing movement for the nationwide abolition of slavery. Yet barely a year after the Civil War ended, southern sources began claiming the conflict was about state’s rights. How did this revisionist history come about? Karen L. Cox examines the cultural myth of the Lost Cause. Lesson by Karen L. Cox, directed by......

The Egyptian myth of Isis and the seven scorpions – Alex Gendler

Nov 2022 01
Dive into the Egyptian myth of Isis, a powerful goddess protecting her son from her murderous brother with the help of seven scorpions. -- A woman in rags emerged from a swamp flanked by seven giant scorpions and approached a magnificent mansion to beg for food. But the mistress of the house took one look at her grimy clothes and unusual companions and slammed the door in her face. Little did the mistress know the woman was no ordinary beggar, but the most powerful goddess in Egypt. Alex Gendler details the myth of Isis. Lesson by Alex Gendler, directed by......

The Big Story: Origins of Religion

Sep 2022 10
Next in The Big Story: (Biology, the Brain and History) This video has been selected as one of the TED Ed Best Flips. Subscribe to stay up to date with new videos. *** Sources: The Forest People, by Colin M Turnbull, 1961 The Old Way: A Story of the First People, by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, 2006 The Evolution of God, by Robert Wright, 2009 Additional Reading: "Evolutionary origin of religions," Wikipedia The Dawn of Belief: Religon in the Upper Paleolithic of Southwestern Europe, Chapters 4~7, by D Bruce Dickson, 1990 The Elementary Forms of Religious Life, by Émile Durkheim, 1915......