For Eucharist Bajada, work has always been a major part of his life, whether it was working as a stonemason in Malta, as a builder on the Woomera rocket range or on the deadly asbestos production line at James Hardie's.
Lord Clark journeys from a chateau on the Loire, through the hills of Tuscany and Umbria, to the cathedral baptistery at Pisa, as he explores the aspirations and achievements of the Gothic world of the later Middle Ages in France and Italy.
Historian Michael Cathcart tells the epic story of how the colourful characters of early colonial Australia transformed a penal settlement into a land with rights and opportunity in a mere 40 years. This sweeping two-part dramatised documentary covers formative events in Australia's history, including the Rum Rebellion and early court cases which established independence and civil rights for all settlers.
The sudden reawakening of European civilisation in the 12th Century is traced, from the first manifestations at the Abbey of Cluny to its high point, the building of the cathedral at Chartres.
An ambitious young king who seizes the throne of the Khmer Empire by murder, commissions the largest stone temple in the world built entirely on a swamp - the mighty temple of Angkor Wat.
Flying into Munich in the early hours of 20 June 1934, Adolf Hitler, then Chancellor of Germany, drove to a fashionable lakeside hotel, where one of his closest comrades from the earliest days of the Nazi Party was dragged from his bed and assassinated. Ernst Roehm, the feared leader of the Brown Shirts was dead.
Travelling from Byzantine Ravenna to the Celtic Hebrides, from the Norway of the Vikings to Charlemagne's chapel at Aachen, Lord Clark illuminates the Dark Ages, the six centuries following the collapse of the Roman Empire, AD400 to AD1000.
By 22 November 1963, the date of his assassination, President Kennedy had made many enemies. He had declared war on the Mafia, racial prejudice and the industrial/military interest in Vietnam. He had humiliated Krushchev and Castro, who both wanted revenge over the Cuban Missile Crisis. Even to this day, conjecture surrounds the ballistics evidence and whether two assassins were involved. New film material from Washington has just been released.
Terry discovers that the key to Rome's success in spreading anti-barbarian propaganda was the survival of the Catholic Church, the scribes of history, after the fall of the Western Empire.
In 1988 the Turin Shroud was proven to be a fake. But new evidence, throws that conclusion into doubt. This film documents new research by one of the first scientists ever to analyse the relic in the 1970s.
As a young king wary of the power of the nobility, Louis XIV decided to build the palace of his dreams on a windswept hill where his father's hunting lodge stood, surrounded by foul marshlands. As a boy, he used to hunt there with his beloved father. Versailles: The Dream of a King, looks at Louis XIV's dream of turning this land into the most sumptuous royal palace in Europe, set in splendid gardens that should offer a glimpse of heaven.
He is one of the most important men to have ever walked the earth but between the ages of 12 and 30 the whereabouts of Jesus Christ are unknown. For 2000 years, scholars and believers have debated why two decades of the life of Christ is a blank slate. The answers may be found in a most obvious source, The Bible. Found in the pages of The New Testament are clues that shed light on Christ's life during The Missing Years, what he thought, who he knew and how he lived.
Cook's passion for exploration continues as he searches for the mythic North West Passage, but is it a journey too far? Now retired and promoted to Post Captain, James Cook is bored. He jumps at the chance to take on a third great voyage: to find a fast route to China to secure Britain's place in the lucrative tea trade. (TEACHER'S NOTES AVAILABLE)
Descendants of the Vikings, the Normans were one of the most successful warrior groups of the Middle Ages, conquering the French coast and England.
In 1940, Hitler intensified his war efforts, invading France. His preferred mode of travel was by car, and Ferdinand Porsche designed large Mercedes for him with every possible security feature.
Buffalo Bill turned the American West into the American Story. The American west was a wild frontier filled with Cowboys and Indians, battles and blood. All the elements of the western adventure can be wrapped up into the legend of Buffalo Bill. While the wild American west only existed for most in a dime novel story, Buffalo Bill was experiencing it first hand. He turned his experiences into entertainment, bringing the Wild West to the world.
Before migrating to Australia in 1947, Martina Reisgys and her family fled Lithuania for Germany as the Russians invaded, escaping over the last bridge to the West as it was dismantled behind them.
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