Episodes

Philippines: Lapulapu’s Story

Lapulapu was a Chieftain of the Filipino island of Mactan in the 16th century. When the European explorer Magellan, arrived at his homeland and pushed Christianity on his people he resisted. Even after every other Chieftain had accepted the new faith he stood firm.

The European's were eager to make an example of this apostate, but things would not go the way they'd planned...

Greenland: Erik The Red’s story

Eric The Red was a Norwegian farmer in the 10th century. After finding himself incompatible with the rules of civilisation he sailed west looking for a new place to call home in the frigid wastes of Greenland Now, the ruins of a tiny stone church are the only reminder of his colony that had once tamed this harsh and unforgiving land... What happened to it?

The Story of Valette and The Great Siege of Malta

In the year 1565 an enormous Ottoman fleet departed Constantinople heading for the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta. With around 40,000 troops onboard, the army was tasked with the eradication of a handful of Christian knights, 'The Knights Hospitaller'. With only around 500 knights to defend the island, it seemed the siege would be over quickly. Right? Wrong.

Guatemala: The Last Stand Of The K’iChe

Tecun Uman was a Mayan Prince in the 15th Century.

As European colonisation pushed into Guatemala, he and his people refused to submit to Spanish rule and vowed to defend their lands until the very end.

But his men had never before seen guns, iron armour or even horses! How could they fight against such advanced weaponry?

Barbados, Tituba’s Story

Tituba was a slave in Salem, Massachusetts. After being wrongly convicted of witchcraft she ensured her survival by involving other prominent townsfolk in her story of rituals, spells and The Devil.

Bahrain, Abu Tahir al-Jannabi’s Story

Abu Tahir was the leader of a mystical offshoot of mainstream Islam known as Qarmatians. He created a communist society, and defended it from the Abbasid Caliphate. But soon his hatred would drive him to do something that would cement his place in Islamic history as one of the most despised men to ever have existed.

Austria, The Story of Eugene Of Savoy

Eugene was a French aristocrat born in the 17th century. After being snubbed by the French King for his ugly face and frail body, he rose through the ranks of the Austrian military and bought the Arrogant French King and his army to its knees.

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