History Bites - Season 5

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Episode Guide

  • A Newtiful Mind
    A Newtiful Mind
    Episode 15
    7/31/04
    8.0
    This episode centers on Isaac Newton and the time he spent at Cambridge. Isaac started to form concepts that would be the basis for today's calculus theories as well as other concepts that were, well, a bit odd.
  • A Win-Win War
    A Win-Win War
    Episode 14
    7/24/04
    8.1
    A look at "The War Of 1812"
  • To Boldly Go...
    To Boldly Go...
    Episode 13
    7/17/04
    8.6
    Spanish conquistador Fransisco Pizarro's journey to Peru in search of gold and how he handled the Incan civilization he encountered is portrayed in this episode.
  • Girls! Girls! Girls!
    7/10/04
    8.1
    A look at the Mormon's early practices of polygamy.
  • Got You Dead To Rights
    7/3/04
    8.0
    The incredible story of a Pope who was dug up and put on trial by an angry, and apparently crazy, rival.
  • Queen Takes Queen, Checkmate
    6/26/04
    7.8
    A look at "The Renaissance, Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth the 1st"
  • Tax This!
    Tax This!
    Episode 9
    6/19/04
    8.0
    With a nod to a popular 60's comedy in the main sketch, this episode focuses on the American Revolution and some of the events that led to the conflict between the British and the American colonies.
  • Marco & Nick's Excellent Adventure
    6/12/04
    7.6
    This episode, with a talk show theme as the main sketch, focuses on the book written by Marco Polo in 1298 AD. The book, detailing Polo's twelve year odyssey though the Orient and Asia, was a hit but not without its detractors.
  • The Truth Is Out There
    5/29/04
    8.0
    A look at "The Battle of Little Big Horn"
  • A.D.D. In 1510 AD
    A.D.D. In 1510 AD
    Episode 6
    5/22/04
    7.4
    A look at "Leonardo Da Vinci"
  • I Pray The Fifth
    I Pray The Fifth
    Episode 5
    5/15/04
    7.5
    A look at "The Cathars"
  • The Politics Of Puffy Pants
    5/8/04
    7.8
    This episode focuses on the Great Terror in France in 1793. The sketches focus on how the many conflicting ideas during the time after the French Revolution led to many deaths and paranoia everywhere.
  • Never Been Kissed
    Never Been Kissed
    Episode 3
    5/1/04
    8.0
    The story of a bizarre but chivalrous knight who toured Europe in a white dress and blonde wig jousting and battling for ladies honour.
  • Talkin' Turkey
    Talkin' Turkey
    Episode 2
    4/24/04
    8.7
    This episode focuses on the first Thanksgiving celebration between the Pilgrims and the native Indians as well as the strict morals of the Pilgrims.
  • The Osborgias
    The Osborgias
    Episode 1
    4/17/04
    8.9
    This episode focuses on Pope Alexander, or Rodrigo Borgia, and how he, and the rest of the Borgia family, regularly used everything from brute force to sham marriages and even poisonings to achieve their goals.
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