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Dec 26, 2018

Braveheart. We've all seen the movie, but the real story of William Wallace is very different. It's a fantastic tale of one of Scotland's greatest national heroes, leader of the Scottish resistance forces during the first years of the long and ultimately successful struggle to free Scotland from English rule.

Dec 23, 2018

The battle of Thermopylae. King Leonidas and his last stand against the Persian invaders. We'll examine what happened, the warfare, the treachery of Ephialtes as well as look briefly at the battles of Marathon and Plataea. We'll end this episode with the fall of Sparta and how one of the finest warrior societies...

Dec 16, 2018

The Spartan society. We'll look at how the Spartans became the one of the most memorable and fiercest warriors of the ancient world. We'll look why they did it, how they did it and what we can learn from events that happened thousands of years ago.

Dec 14, 2018

Roman Gladiators. The day of combat in the arena is finally here and we'll see what it was like. We'll learn about what it was like for Roman citizens to witness their heroes do battle and all of the other spectacles you'd find in a day at the games. 

Dec 13, 2018

Roman Gladiators. An inside look at the many different types and origins of gladiators. From the trident and net wielding Retiarius to the Thracian style gladiator made famous by Spartacus all the way to the Gladiatrix or female gladiators.