Gorgeous Gardens: King Louis XIV and the magnificence of Versailles

Gorgeous Gardens: King Louis XIV and the magnificence of Versailles

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 | No Comments

Between 1673 – 1683, King Louis XIV commissioned work for a breathtaking garden to be built at Versailles. Join landscape architect Gabriel Wick as he walks us through the famous grounds and explains the importance of the Chateau gardens. Check out our behind the scenes video here; before you watch our episode Inside the Chateau of Versailles on April 25th on HISTORY (Canada)!

Inside Tour: A Mysterious Wine Cellar that Held the King’s Wine

Inside Tour: A Mysterious Wine Cellar that Held the King’s Wine

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 | No Comments

Champagne historian Alexandre Loire takes us inside a dark and historic wine warehouse where the King’s wine was once stored. Watch our behind the scenes video with Alexandre to learn how the King’s wine was protected and what people believed about wine. Was it ‘medicine’ that was good for your health? Find out in this video!

Then be sure to watch this episode of Museum Secrets: Inside the Chateau of Versailleson Thursday, April 25th at 9pm ET/PT on HISTORY (Canada), to learn how champagne became the world’s favourite social lubricant.  

A French Feast: How did Louis XIV eat?

A French Feast: How did Louis XIV eat?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 | No Comments

What are the origins of traditional French cuisine? How did Louis XIV eat? Watch Gastronomy Professor Susan Taylor explain the history of French food and how people ate during the seventeenth century, in a French marketplace.

Be sure to watch our Chateau of Versailles episode on HISTORY (Canada) this Thursday April 25, at 9 PM ET/PT to learn more about the history of France, and our secret of champagne!

Director Interview: on ‘How we make history alive’

Director Interview: on ‘How we make history alive’

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 | No Comments

The director of our National Maritime Museums, London episode, Rebecca Snow, explains how we discover something new about museum objects through scientific testing. Watch her VIDEO interview on Rogers Television for a sneak peek of what’s coming up on her episode!

Lightning over London: Sailors, superstition and the open sea

Lightning over London: Sailors, superstition and the open sea

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 | No Comments

Lightning has fascinated people for centuries. We know what causes a lightning strike today, but what did people believe about lightning before the eighteenth century?

Local History: Pies and Mash in Greenwich

Local History: Pies and Mash in Greenwich

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 | No Comments

Meet Kane Goddard at Goddard’s Pies in Greenwich, London. He’s the co-owner of a shop that sells a homemade favourite with a long history.

Watch our short video to find out why Goddard’s pies remain a staple for east-enders!

Our director describes our CSI-type investigations of the Lord Horatio Nelson mystery

Our director describes our CSI-type investigations of the Lord Horatio Nelson mystery

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 | No Comments

Episode director Rebecca Snow takes us behind the scenes in this video to tell us about a story she’s shooting about Lord Horatio Nelson for our episode Museum Secrets: Inside the National Maritime Museum, London.

Why music matters to American football

Why music matters to American football

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 | No Comments

DC Washington (a singer from Washington D.C.!) explains his passion for music, his love for his country and why he enjoys singing the American national anthem at football Games.

Taking flight: spectacular aircraft at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Taking flight: spectacular aircraft at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 | No Comments

Love to fly the friendly skies and see what flew before? Join us as we take tour with the Smithsonian’s PR Specialist,  Holly Williamson inside National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

Carried Away: A look at the history behind the Carrier Pigeon

Carried Away: A look at the history behind the Carrier Pigeon

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 | No Comments

Meet Elvis, a rare breed of Carrier Pigeon from Virginia. Elvis is not your typical pigeon; you won’t find pigeons like him pecking away at crumbs on city streets. What makes Elvis so special? Like his ancestors, he’s bred specifically for homing.