Historia Civilis

If every high school teacher had even 1/3 the passion this man has everyone would be a amateur historian. His passion and ability to describe history is a thing of beauty, it’s truly one of the most fascinating looks into history.


Oversimplified is a YouTube channel with very few videos at the moment but one that’s sure to be great over time. It’s all about the big picture of history so you can get the basics just right.

Alternate History Hub

What if history had taken a different turn? This channel is all about that what if scenario, what would it have turned out like, who’s in charge, whats life like. It’s a seriously awesome channel that mixes history with fantasy.


If anyone know’s their historical fire arms and what they’re used for it’s this guy. With a good sense of humor this channel is epic for learning about firearms.


This is a great channel that’s all about documenting and looking into the world of tech and tech companies. You’ll learn the history, just how immense some of these massive companies are and just where they have their fingers in play. Some of the great videos are:

How big is Apple?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRsF1aZdAto

The Tue Story of Nikola Tesla: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QPRhTfUhPQ

The Surprising History of YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4dT-lW9260


The Great War

Ever wanted to know about war? The nitty-gritty? all of the details you could ever imagine? This is the right place for you. The video above is a great little insight into the depths of knowledge being dished out on this channel.


Brady the man with a million YouTube channels all teaching us different things bring us yet another gem, with lines like “this is really Scoobydoo” you know you’re in for a good show. This channel is all about exploring objects, from the world gone by and the world today. Ranging from Treasure chests like above to Magnetic balls they explore what they were for and when they were from. Fantastic channel.

The Brain Scoop

Hosted by Emily Graslie, The Brain Scoop is a semi-weekly educational YouTube channel devoted to exploring all aspects of the curious world of natural history museums and the culture of animal preservation. This channel is great for acquiring a vast array of educational information. They cover anything and everything you could imagine, and have access to it all thanks to their location – The Field Museum Chicago. This channel will also sometimes deviate off of the path to give you a political lecture or two but they are mostly scientifically driven. Enjoy!

Jas. Townsend and Son

Fried Chicken from…. England? Cooking was strange back in the day and this channel brings some of that to light. Some of the recipes look quite good and some of them…. well they wont be making an appearance at your next cocktail party that’s for sure. Jon the host has an immense wealth of knowledge about the 18th century and readily imparts that in his videos, come for the food stay for the history!


Travel through different time periods looking at fascinating movements and individuals. This show doesn’t seem to be running anymore, however the past content is well worth diving through.

Pirates: https://www.youtube.com/playlist

This series covers the ideology, the figure heads and the evolution of pirates throughout history. From Black Bart Roberts in 1682 to Somali Pirates today you’re period of interest is covered.

The Industrial Revolution: https://www.youtube.com/playlist

Th Light bulb, Market Economy, how it happened, phonograph vs gramophone, the steam machine, railroads, the telephone and so much more all feature in this series. It’s 24 parts long so move some time aside to get stuck in.

The Cold War: https://www.youtube.com/playlist

Origins, the Korean War, weapons of mass destruction, the Berlin Wall, Cuban Missile Crisis, Hippies, Culture, the Vietnam war and the doomsday clock + about a dozen more episodes.

Era’s of History: https://www.youtube.com/playlist

This playlist is a snipet into all of the different periods in history they cover. Great way to see a bit of each series and see what you want to learn more about.

Battlefields: https://www.youtube.com/playlist

The Trojan War, The Chinese Civil War, The Boxer Rebellion, The Opium War, Battle of the Red Cliffs, Sun Tzu, Jihad with US arms, The Falklands war, The Vietnam War and a few others are covered.

They cover a number of other subjects so be sure to check them out!


Produced by PBS, Crash Course is a look into many of the main educational fields: Philosophy, Physics, Literature, History, Psychology, Economics, Government and Politics, Astronomy, and much more. They’re sometimes criticized for not being objective enough in the fields of philosophy and psychology, but nonetheless it’s a great channel and resource.