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"Secrets of the Viking Sword" available online

In case you missed the presentation of PBS' Nova: Secrets of the Viking Sword, the program is available to view on the PBS website.

PBS offers new series on Shakespeare

On January 25, 2013, PBS stations will premiere Shakespeare Uncovered, a six-part series to be shown on three consecutive Friday evenings. The series will take a multi-faceted look at several plays, and it will include live performance segments.

A walk through Birka

The PBS NOVA series has posted a website featuring short video clips on various aspects of Viking village life. The site focusses on "Birka, a medieval Viking village that archeologists recently excavated near modern-day Stockholm."

"Ascent of Money" - How the Medicis created banking

How did the shipping of huge amounts of gold and silver from the New World contribute to the collapse of the Spanish Empire? Learn about that and how the Medicis evolved from a criminal gang into international bankers and the richest family in Italy in the PBS series "Ascent of Money" presented by Professor Niall Ferguson.

1421: The Year China Discovered America?

A documentary, airing on Wednesday, July 21, on PBS, examines Zheng He, a legendary Chinese admiral, and the spectacular Ming fleet of treasure junks he commanded in the early 15th century

Colonial House Comes to PBS

The latest in the series of PBS programs about life in historical settings will find 28 "colonists" living and sharing experiences of life in 1628.

"Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance" Comes to PBS

The rise of the Medici Family and its "creation" of the Renaissance is the subject of a four-hour series to begin airing on PBS February 11, 2004.

Program on Shakespeare Airs on PBS in February

"In Search of Shakespeare," a four-part series, will be broadcast on PBS stations this month.

Boudica Comes to PBS

PBS's Masterpiece Theatre series will present "Warrior Queen," the story of the tribal queen in first century Britain, on October 12, 2003.

Warrior Challenge Comes to PBS

Those who enjoyed the recent program on medieval jousting will want to take a look at the new PBS series "Warrior Challenge," where four groups of British and American people will learn "hands-on history."

PBS Seeking Volunteers for 1630s Colonial Experience

The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) is looking for volunteers to live in an authentic 1630s colonial house for up to five months, for creation of a documentary. You can apply online, but the deadline is February 21!