Andrew Marr's History of the World

Andrew Marr examines some key figures and events from history. A BBC production.

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Al-Khwarizmi

Andrew Marr examines the life and influence of mathematician al-Khwarizmi and the Islamic Golden Age in 827 AD.
  • 2012
  • 00:05:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Alexander the Great

Andrew Marr explores the life of Alexander the Great. He takes a look at stories of Alexander’s childhood and upbringing, his imperial conquests and the legacy of his empire. Warning: There are some violent scenes. Teacher notes: Discuss Alexander's upbringing and how it could have influenced and shaped his later life. Students could compare Alexander to today's leaders – what ...
  • 2012
  • 00:07:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/21/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World American Civil War

Andrew Marr describes how the American Civil War and Abraham Lincoln changed American history forever. The focus is on Abraham Lincoln’s role in the conflict and his assassination. Scenes shown include violence towards slaves, Lincoln’s assassination and battle scenes. The long-term consequences of national division, segregation and lynching are also outlined. Warning: There are violent scenes in this video. Teacher ...
  • 2012
  • 00:09:40
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Battle of Marathon

At the Battle of Marathon we see how military tactics can defend from the strongest of armies. With this we discover the beginnings of the Olympics and marathon, from the soldiers' run back to Athens to defend their city.
  • 2012
  • 00:10:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/24/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Boston Tea Party

In 1773, the Boston Tea Party set the stage for the American Revolutionary War.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Chess game: Man vs. machine

We visit New York to trace the story of man versus machine, Gary Kasparov against IBM’s Deep Blue, in a chess game that gripped the world.
  • 2012
  • 00:05:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/29/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World China's Cultural Revolution

Andrew Marr explores the Chinese Cultural Revolution and the fall and rise of Deng Xiaoping. He looks at the changing fortunes of Deng within China’s ruling Communist Party, his relationship with Chairman Mao Zedong, and the role his economic reforms played in the emergence of China as a superpower. Teacher notes: Create a timeline which charts the rise, fall and ...
  • 2012
  • 00:07:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Christopher Columbus

The explosion of global capitalism began with Christopher Columbus stumbling across America while searching for China.
  • 2012
  • 00:09:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Cleopatra

Egypt’s Cleopatra presented herself as living God Isis and her ill-fated union with Julius Caesar encouraged him to be honoured as a living God, declaring himself Dictator Perpetuus – Dictator in Perpetuity.
  • 2012
  • 00:10:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Confucius

Great thinkers like Confucius proposed new ideas about how to rule more wisely and live in a better society. It is still impossible to understand modern China without understanding Confucius.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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