German as a unified modern state has only existed since 1871. If you’re interested in German history, then you must listen to the BBC’s three part history of Germany before the world wars. You’ll learn about:
- The Thirty Years War
- The Rise of Prussia
- Germany Unified
And here’s the answer to yesterday’s brain teaser: All the letters look the same in the mirror apart from the ‘R’.
“Stuff you missed in history class” is a great site to go to if you love history. Choose a topic on the left-hand side of the screen, click on it, and then choose which podcast you would like to listen to. You can either listen directly on your computer or download the podcast and listen while your driving or relaxing at home.
If you’re a history lover, you’ll like the BBC’s news archive website “On This Day“. It contains an online digital library of news stories reported by the BBC on World War II and on world events from the 1950s to 2005.
Take a look what happened on 1 April 1957. You’ll be surprised!
Here’s another historical film which I can highly recommend. ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ is loosely based on the life of Mary Boleyn, mistress of Henry VIII of England. It might not be historically accurate, but I thoroughly enjoyed watching it!
Take a quick look at the trailer to see whether you would like to watch the whole film.
I wish we had watched films like this one in our history lessons years ago. I might have been more interested in the subject! Do you agree with me?
Do you remember we spoke about the film ‘Elizabeth’ about a month or so ago? If you watched it and enjoyed it, you might like to watch the follow-up: ‘Elizabeth – The Golden Age’. Again, watch the trailer to give you an idea of what to expect and to see whether it’s something for you.