History

The Great Plague

The Great Plague

Named after the cataclysmic event that claimed the lives of one out of every three Londoners in 1665, The Great Plague transports viewers to a time of great despair and devastation. This deeply disturbing documentary calls upon a wealth...

7.88

Little Sparta

Little Sparta

Little Sparta is a beautifully produced documentary that praises the power of goodness in the face of overwhelming oppression and unspeakable evil. The film traces the history of conflict in the Arabian Peninsula, and the victories that were achieved...

7.52

Prisoner Number A26188: Henia Bryer

Prisoner Number A26188: Henia Bryer

A raw and deeply emotional testament to survival and perseverance in the face overwhelming atrocity, Prisoner Number A26188: Henia Bryer is a film that should be required viewing for this and future generations. Assembled by Lisa Bryer, the acclaimed...

7.65

The Syphilis Enigma

The Syphilis Enigma

The origins of syphilis have long been steeped in mystery and myth. Calling upon recent archeological discoveries, painstaking study, and observations from experts across a wide array of academic disciplines, The Syphilis Enigma attempts to untangle this complicated narrative...

7.55

Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty

Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty

Whether you're a Game of Thrones fan or just an ancient history buff, you're sure to be enthralled by Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty, an epic four-part documentary steeped in carnage, deception and betrayal. The film recalls the events that built...

8.26

Plutocracy III: Class War

Plutocracy III: Class War

The early struggles of the working class are placed under a microscope in Plutocracy III: Class War, the latest chapter in an exceptionally well produced series which explores the origins of America's growing economic divide. Without a doubt, the...

8.53

Harem

Harem

Harem is a fascinating attempt to separate fact from seedy legend. The viewer is placed inside Istanbul's Topkapi Palace during the 16th century reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, and given an authoritative glimpse into the lives of the concubines...

7.26

The Lost Army of King Cambyses

The Lost Army of King Cambyses

Six centuries before Christ, King Cambyses II, the emperor of the First Persian Empire, rallied his army of over 50,000 troops with the intent of overtaking the Egyptian temple of Amon. They never arrived, and are suspected of having...

6.70

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Historical storytelling on a grand scale, the four-part documentary series Elizabeth recounts the triumphs and tribulations of Queen Elizabeth I with great flair and insight. Elizabeth seized the throne in 1559 at the age of 25. Her ascension was...

6.41

Canada's Dark Secret

Canada's Dark Secret

It's an ominous history that dates back well over a century ago. It's a legacy that shames present-day residents of Canada, and its wounds have lingered over several generations. The country's Indigenous populations, much of which were of Indian...

7.63

The Crusades: An Arab Perspective

The Crusades: An Arab Perspective

An ambitious four-part documentary produced by Al Jazeera, The Crusades: An Arab Perspective features handsome production values, convincing historical reenactments and a wealth of revealing information on this much dissected period of world history. The first episode sets the...

5.99