History

Herodotus: The Egyptians and the Greeks

Egyptian Pharaoh Amasis made friends with powerful Greeks of his time. We include a famous story about the Greek ruler, Polycrates of Samos, and his golden ring.

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3, Herodotus, the Kingdom of Lydia

In history, Gyges became king of Lydia by committing a crime – we hear this story and an alternative version in which he used a magic ring to make himself invisible – and we ask an important question.

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1, The Histories of Herodotus

Herodotus, the father of history, tells us a different version of the famous Trojan War, which he learned on his travels around Egypt and the Middle East.

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Pocahontas, the Native American Princess

A true fairytale. Pocahontas was a native American who married an English settler. Her story is romantic and adventurous, but it also tells us about troubled relations between the native Americans and the early European settlers of the USA. Acts of kin…

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Cleopatra

Cleopatra – the last queen of Egypt – clever, enchanting – the lover of Julius Caesar and then Mark Anthony – a biography.

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Herod the Great

Herod ruled Judea (which included Jerusalem and Bethlehem), for 37 years until his death in 4BC. He knew the likes of Mark Antony, Queen Cleopatra, and the Emperor Augustus. He features in the Bible, in the story of the birth of Jesus. We look into …

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Tim Learns The History of Soccer

A short audio history of football otherwise known as soccer. Footie was banned in the midde ages. It really was a game of two haves, with different rules for each half. More interesting facts for curious tadpoles and kids.

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