Women who Made History: Series 1

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History Documentary hosted by Peter Arens, published by ZDF in 2013 - English narration

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Women who Made History: Series 1 Iconic women of history are chronicled in this documentary dramatized series. From legendary rulers like Catherine the Great, Queen Elizabeth, and Cleopatra, to brave rebels like Joan of Arc and Sophie Scholl, this series provides an intimate look at larger than life figures that shaped history.

[edit] Cleopatra

She commanded armies and built warships. She was ruthless with rivals and quick to eliminate traitors. She spoke at least nine languages, received diplomats, and negotiated with kings. Her story has provided material for countless novels and films, and the myth of Cleopatra lives on.

[edit] Joan of Arc

The Maid of Orleans, Joan of Arc, is profiled in this episode. A saint to Catholics, Joan was burned at the stake fighting for what she believed in. Follow her life in this episode

[edit] Elizabeth 1

In an era dominated by men, Queen Elizabeth I was the only woman. She ruled England for 45 years, laying the foundation for the British Empire, and when she died in 1603 she gave her name to an entire epoch: the Elizabethan Age.

[edit] Catherine the Great

At the age of 14 Sophie Auguste Friederike von Anhalt-Zerbst a princess from a minor German aristocratic family, journeyed to Russia... because she had been chosen to marry Grand Duke Peter, heir to the Russian throne.

[edit] Queen Louise of Prussia

Known as the Queen of Hearts during her lifetime, Louise of Prussia had no official political or military power, yet she wielded influence over the men who did - predominantly her husband King Frederick Wilhelm III - and she had the stature and style to become a symbolic figure.

[edit] Sophie Scholl

Sophie Scholl is one of the most popular figures of German resistance against Hitler during the Second World War. Photographs show her as a 20-year-old girl; knowing that she was interrogated, tried, and executed for speaking out about the injustices of the Nazi regime.

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  • Video Codec: x264 High@L4.1
  • Video: Bitrate: (~4489 kb/s)
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1920 x 1080
  • Video Resolution: 1.778 (16:9
  • Audio Codec: MPEG-4 AAC LC
  • Audio: English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/s VBR 48000Hz
  • Audio Channels: stereo (2/0)
  • Run-Time: 50: mins
  • Framerate: 25.000:
  • Number of Parts: 6
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 1.59 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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