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    Join us to delve into the fascinating landscape of our past! Learn not only the facts but the stories as well: why the events happened and what impact it has on us today.

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    • How were Castles Used? - Duration: 119 seconds.

      • 2 days ago
      We may think of castles as just military fortifications. But they were besieged rarely. So what were these grand buildings used for the rest of the time?

      Music by Slinte

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    • The War on Images (Claudius of Turin, Part 2) - Duration: 6 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 5 days ago
      How the 9th century Bishop Claudius of Turin took on the powerful Catholic church and their worship of images.

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    • How the Catholic Church Consolidated Power (Claudius of Turin, Part 1) - Duration: 6 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Dive in the story of early church history - how the Roman Catholic church worked to increase it's power, and how Bishop Claudius of Turin stood against. Stay tuned for part 2!

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    • Instrumental Medley of Reformation Hymns - Duration: 9 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Enjoy this medley of Reformation era hymns, played on harp and flute paired with beautiful footage of European Reformation sites. The songs are from during or before the Reformation.

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    • Why the Protestant Churches Split - Duration: 2 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      Why are there so many Protestant denominations? Some of the reasons go all the way back to the Reformation. Learn which issue divided them!

      Music by Andrea Horn and Rachel Horn

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    • How Marco Polo Changed the World! - Duration: 8 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 4 weeks ago
      You may know Marco Polo as the first European to visit China. Did you know he was certainly not the first, and many others visited during the same time. Why is he a household name today? Watch to l...
    • Prisoners Use a Dummy to Escape Colditz - Duration: 99 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Did you know that Allied POWs used a realistic dummy to escape from prison? Discover how they used it, and how they built it using only items they obtained in the prison!

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    • Escaping Through the German Courtyard - Duration: 3 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      We highly recommend that you schedule a visit to Colditz Castle if you are in the area. You can see incredible artifacts and visit many parts of the castle that are closed to the public. http://www...
    • Philip Melanchthon: Luther's Partner - Duration: 3 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Many Christians know the name of Martin Luther, but how much do you know about Philip Melanchthon? He was Luther's collaborator, and his influence was very important in the Reformation.

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    • "Here I Stand, I Can Do No Other!" - (Life of Luther Part 3) - Duration: 4 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      The exciting climax of Luther's clash with the Catholics - he makes a bold stand on God's Word at the Diet of Worms, then is kidnapped taken to Wartburg Castle!

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    • Escaping Solitary Confinement at Colditz - Duration: 3 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Get a look inside the solitary confinement at Colditz Castle, and hear about those who escaped from it! We highly recommend that you schedule a visit to Colditz Castle if you are in the area. You c...
    • The 95 Theses that Changed the World (Life of Luther Part 2) - Duration: 5 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      500 years ago, a German monk wrote some theses in a small city in German. Discover how that document changed the world!

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