Archive for the Videos Category

Norman Borlaug: An Agricultural Pioneer

March 27, 2017 with No Comments and Posted in American Other, Weekly Video by

Tryon Palace – North Carolina’s Royal Mansion

March 20, 2017 with No Comments and Posted in Weekly Video by

Watch aerial drone footage of Tryon Palace, in New Bern, North Carolina, and hear the story of the building.

World’s Largest Medieval Reenactment – Battle of Grunwald

March 3, 2017 with No Comments and Posted in Middle Ages, Weekly Video by

Knights and footmen, spearmen and archers. Watch as swords are swung, maces are shaken and axes waived in the largest Medieval Reenactment. The Battle of Grunwald was fought in Poland by the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania against Teutonic Order of Crusader Knights.

Happy 150th Birthday Nebraska

March 2, 2017 with No Comments and Posted in American Other, Videos by

Senator Ben Sasse tells several stories from Nebraska’s history to celebrate the state’s 150th birthday.

Why Did the English Win the Battle of Crécy?

February 23, 2017 with No Comments and Posted in Weekly Video by

The Reasons Behind the Augsburg Confession

February 10, 2017 with No Comments and Posted in Weekly Video by

The Augsburg Confession is one of the most widely used statements of the Reformed faith. But when it was first drafted, back in 1530, what were the reasons behind it? Many may be surprised that it was because of statesmanship and politics that the Diet of Augsburg assembled.

Gaspard de Coligny – the Huguenot Admiral

January 26, 2017 with No Comments and Posted in Reformation, Weekly Video by

Gaspard de Coligny was an admiral in 16th century Catholic France. He converted to Protestantism and became a leader of the Reformation in France. But on St. Bartholomew’s Day in 1572 he fell, a martyr.

What Happened at the Battle of Concord?

December 9, 2016 with 1 Comment and Posted in War for Independence, Weekly Video by

Join Discerning History for a brief overview of the Battle of Concord, the first American victory and one of the battles that begun the Revolutionary War.

John Knox: The Father of Presbyterianism

October 27, 2016 with No Comments and Posted in Reformation, Weekly Video by

Join us at the Reformation Wall for a brief sketch of the life of John Knox, a Scottish Reformer.

The Mysterious Submarine on the Coast of Panama

October 24, 2016 with No Comments and Posted in American Other, Videos by

Oliver Cromwell: From Geneva to England

October 18, 2016 with No Comments and Posted in Reformation, Weekly Video by

Oliver Cromwell, general in the English Civil War and Lord Protector of England, was one of the great political leaders who took the Protestant Reformation into politics. Join us at the Reformation Wall in Geneva to the connection from Calvin to Cromwell

Methods and Science of Civil War Photography

September 21, 2016 with No Comments and Posted in Civil War, Weekly Video by

We talk with photographer Rob Gibson about the different types of Civil War photography, and the art and science behind them. Tintypes, daguerreotypes, albumen prints, and more!