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    Voices of the past

    I wanted to share this awesome Youtube channel. Here is a link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqo...NwYWRbg/videos

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    From Pete (History Time; masters in History) and his brother David (professional actor, trained in London), Voices of the Past is an attempt to tell the story of our species through the written accounts of the very people who lived through it.

    From the political speeches of Ancient Rome to the epic chronicles of Early Medieval warrior kings ruling over the ashes of the empire. From heartfelt Twentieth Century war diaries to the earliest accounts of explorers braving the unknown lands beyond the horizon, Voices of the Past aims to bring history alive by reconstructing genuine historical Primary Sources to a soundtrack of rousing and atmospheric music.

    Join us as we introduce the stories of both the great figures of history and the lesser known witnesses of great events. We do this not through the analysis of modern historians, but through the words written and the speeches dictated by these figures themselves.

    In their words. Through their eyes. Voices of the Past.

    Here is a really good one. It includes two letters.



    Here is the description of the above video

    On the edge of the world, the Roman Empire is advancing. The year is 84, and Gnaeus Julius Agricola has finally goaded the Caledonians into battle, a tribe still clinging to independence in the cold north of the island. Much of Britannia has already been subjugated, along with Gaul, and absorbed into the voracious maw of the greatest empire the world has ever seen. Agricola's campaign comes to us through the words of Tacitus (56 - 120 AD), famous Roman historian. Here he gives us a speech from the leader of the Caledonian Confederation, the chieftain Calgacus, urging his followers to reject bondage and fight to their last against Roman slavery. He asks them to fight for their freedom.

    Here is also a link to their other youtube channel called History time.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN9...vVs2dAg/videos

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    The year is 202 BC and the Roman Republic has spent seventeen years at war with the Carthaginians. Legendary general Hannibal, who at this point had been in Italy bringing Rome close to her knees for sixteen years, has been dragged back to Carthage in northern Africa to defend his homeland from a bold incursion by the Republic's remarkable young wunderkind General - Publius Cornelius Scipio, only at the beginning of a lifetime of empire moulding battles, before even he received the title 'Africanus'. On the eve of the battle with both armies waiting tensely for the conflict, the older man Hannibal calls Scipio to meet him and discuss terms of peace. Here the famous Roman historian Livy details that conversation; between, as he notes, "the peers of the the most famous kings and commanders the world had seen."

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