The War that Changed the English Language - Mini-Wars #3

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@grandayy 5 yıl önce
this was honestly really good
@emanlio 5 yıl önce
I cant belive you are here!
@chewchewtrain 5 yıl önce
2 months and didn't get noticed RIP
@vkaivos 5 yıl önce
Wtf you doin here
@leviewings4689 5 yıl önce
Guys, he’s obviously searching for some fresh content to put into his memes.
@realpotassium 5 yıl önce
Grandayy at a oversimplified video i have seen everything
@nikolaosboukouvalas449 Yıl önce
In Greece we are mostly taught about Hardrada as a famous member of the Byzantine emperor's Varangian guard, who later went on to become a Norse king. Learning that he was killed in Stanford bridge is strangely like being informed that an old friend has died. Kind of wanted him to have had a better ending.
@fahadalghamdi9316 Yıl önce
The worst part is considering how much of a badass Hardrada was. It's like the worst possible scenario for him.
@harambe8372 Yıl önce
If you want to hear a good song about him and their defeat at Stamford Bridge, listen to "Ved Stanford Brua" it's in norwegian.
@apexnext Yıl önce
I think he would think he had a good ending. 👍
@denlillavatten.67yearsago82 Yıl önce
U hjhjjjjj
@FormerGovernmentHuman Yıl önce
He probably deeply regrets not being the guy getting all the glory 1 v 1000 on the bridge.
@t7mf Yıl önce
Fun fact: 1:12 The son actually became infamous in history for one reason. Once, when he was battling some vikings, he noticed their ship had crashed and they couldn’t form proper battle lines, and so he decided to be honorable and not attack so that they could form battle lines and regain their strength, after they regained their strength, they said “Hey, thanks man!” and proceeded to slaughter the kings entire army. The end.
@silentotaku8 10 aylar önce
If you look hard enough you can find all kinds of funny stories of interactions Europeans had with the Vikings. Lmao.
@kakyoindonut3213 9 aylar önce
"understandable, have a nice day"
@prudence1420 8 aylar önce
@kendrashaaaa 8 aylar önce
Humanity is wild lmao
@tperm99 7 aylar önce
Image that was the entirety of WW2, Hitler is just like "Oh hey you guys don't seem strong, here let me help you real quick."
@roshandriya 9 aylar önce
People mentioned in this video: 0:33 Rollo the Viking 0:37 Charles the Simple 1:00 Eadwig the All-Fair 1:01 Edgar the Peaceful 1:03 Ælfthryth 1:04 Æthlred the Unready 1:06 Wulfthryth of Wilton 1:10 Edward the Martyr 1:14 Emma of Normandy 1:15 Edward the Confessor 1:16 Alfred Ætheling 1:16 Goda of England 1:28 Sweyn Forkbread 1:46 Godwin of Wessex 1:57 Cnut the Great 1:58 Canute III 2:36 Edith of Wessex 2:39 Harold Godwinson 2:39 Tostig Godwinson 2:39 Gyrth Godwinson 2:49 Grufudd ap Llwelyn 3:06 Edgar Ætheling 3:16 William the Bastard 3:20 Robert the Magnificent 3:24 Fulbert of Falaise 3:35 Herleva of Falaise 4:29 Harald III of Norway 6:36 Anselm of Baggio
@kosefsturre 8 aylar önce
7:46 The unknown bridge berserker
@RicegumNeverBrokeAgain 7 aylar önce
the series vikings is good at potraying rollo as the strongest viking ever
@bonafide4874 5 aylar önce
I love this! This is so cool!
@gamecocksfan6605 3 aylar önce
Half these characters I know from either Vikings, Vikings Valhalla, or The Last Kingdom lol.
@PapaSkyRooster 2 aylar önce
U missed Uhtred son of Uhtred
@KvnDWr 2 yıl önce
The language portion of the video was brilliantly executed
@aaronmarks9366 2 yıl önce
"language", "portion", "brilliant", "execute" - I view what you accomplished there
@Madara_Uchiha69420 Yıl önce
The both people above me are really good english speakers , they have never used a short form I guess
@gunk3407 Yıl önce
@@aaronmarks9366 that flew over my head, is it anglo saxon or norman?
@aaronmarks9366 Yıl önce
@@gunk3407 All the main words in that sentence are of Norman/French/Latin origin, leaving only "the", "of", and "was" of Anglo-Saxon origin (although the suffixes -ly in "brilliantly" and -ed in "executed" are also Anglo-Saxon).
@aaronmarks9366 Yıl önce
@@gunk3407 Oh, and in my reply, I replaced "see" (Anglo-Saxon) with "view" (Norman/French), and "did" (Anglo-Saxon) with "accomplished" (Norman/French).
@adampescosolido5413 Yıl önce
RIP Harald Hadrada. Dude lost, but he still went down in history and is remembered almost 1000 years later. He became the legend he set out to be.
@heatfeurig8851 4 yıl önce
Fun fact: the actual battle was at a town called “battle” NEAR Hastings but no one wanted to call it “Battle of Battle” so they just called it Battle of Hastings.
@gamedummie 3 yıl önce
Realy, that would be the best name
@tinle9 3 yıl önce
Trying to fit more words in an English paper:
@sadjam_793 3 yıl önce
There’s even an abbey there and everything I’d love to go there it’s be pretty interesting
@LOLquendoTV 3 yıl önce
I thought this was a joke but its actually legit
@j-mez6956 3 yıl önce
I’m pretty sure the town was called battle for the battle of Hastings so it’s always been the battle of Hastings
@LateClover 2 yıl önce
When I used to do history in school, my school had a hill, so for one history lesson we got to go outside and recreate this scene, we got foam swords, and little foam arrows to throw up the hill, obviously the hill team won. I played the cavalry so I just got a little foam spear and just kept jabbing people with it on the hill.
@TomLikescraft684 2 yıl önce
@kiwiontheinternet5810 2 yıl önce
My school did something similar to this, except it was for ww1 not the battle of hastings.
@veiglos 2 yıl önce
@@kiwiontheinternet5810 I wish my school is that fun but what can you do lol
@privatedino3239 2 yıl önce
@@veiglos me too
@Hadi.Hussein 2 yıl önce
Ye my school did the same, with real knived, i was the only one to survive
@herbivorethecarnivore8447 2 yıl önce
"Just one problem: The wind. It was blowing the wrong way. So they waited. And waited. And William said 'screw it' and got shipwrecked because the wind was blowing the wrong way" the composition on this joke was fucking godly
@mungelomwaangasikateyo376 Yıl önce
Masterful if you ask me😂😂
@joerichardson5036 Yıl önce
I read this just as the joke was said 😂
@AccClosed Yıl önce
What, I did not think it was THAT funny!
@Syfty Yıl önce
@@joerichardson5036 Same
@idontcare6505 Yıl önce
Fun fact: Despite the British monarchies being descendants of William the Conqueror, they are also descendants of the Anglo-Saxon king, Alfred the Great. Henry II’s great grandmother was an English noblewoman who was a descendent of Athereled the Unready.
@therosijedha 11 aylar önce
why was he the unready?
@Gaiaphage 10 aylar önce
the epithet "unready" isn't derived from the modern word but its actually a pun the name Aethelred roughly translates to "well advised" and the old english word "Unraed" roughly translates to "poorly advised" So Aethelred the Unready basically means "Well Advised the Poorly Advised"
@user-sd4fx7gh4j Aylar önce
The modern British monarchy has nothing to do with those guys, maybe some decant from William the conqueror but King Charles now has German decant from house of Hanover from his mother and also German decant from his father side from a house that has a hard name to spell 😂 but they’re mostly just German now
@lparry9004 Yıl önce
This story serves as a stark reminder for Britain, to never let a foreign army step foot on the mainland. There's a reason why the only nations to ever fight England on their soil after this were neighbouring Wales and Scotland.
@rileybanks1191 Yıl önce
not strictly true, napoleon sent an army to wales in 1797, albeit as a distraction instead of a real invasion, but there was a battle: the battle of fishguard
@@rileybanks1191 so not English soil
@sandybutlowercase Yıl önce
im pretty sure if america today wanted to they could
@electroskates2434 Yıl önce
@@sandybutlowercase and what good reason would they do that for? 😂😂
@mynames7664 Yıl önce
@@sandybutlowercase Ok? Why would they ever do that?
@sathreyn9699 Yıl önce
A cool story from the Battle of Stamford Bridge, and moment of historical badassery: Apparently, before the battle, a lone English rider approached the Norwegian host and found Harald Hardrada, who was accompanied by Tostig Godwinson. Tostig was Harold Godwinson's brother, but had been stripped of his titles and exiled, so joined Harald Hardrada to get some revenge and his land back. This lone rider spoke to them and offered Tostig his land back if he turned on Harald and sided with the English. Tostig asked what Harold Godwinson would offer Harald Hardrada for his trouble, and the rider responded "Six feet of ground, or as much more as he needs, as he is taller than most men." The rider then turned and left. Harald Hardrada, impressed by the boldness of this lone rider willing to stand before the entire Norwegian host and threaten their king, asked Tostig if he knew who he was - Tostig said yes, and that lone rider was none other than Harold Godwinson himself. The tale may be apocryphal; it's recorded in written accounts, but they were all written by people who lived long after the battle. If true though, damn; Harold Godwinson was himself every bit as badass as the great warriors he was arrayed against.
@connorbriffa132 9 aylar önce
It's amazing to think that someone like Harold Godwinson could have been so fearless and determined, and that he may have been instrumental in turning the tide of the battle.
@RobloxianGaming 3 yıl önce
Fun fact: The 1066 battle was actually fought in Battle, England; so it would’ve really been the Battle of Battle
@toxsicle9753 3 yıl önce
wow you learn so much when you put newest first
@timmasson4731 3 yıl önce
It was named Battle after 1066 not before
@gaminggeneral1324 3 yıl önce
You stole this. The original comment is below this one
@RobloxianGaming 3 yıl önce
Gaming General the one below says hey baby how u doin?
@gaminggeneral1324 3 yıl önce
Robloxian Gaming for me it was
@G.P.Telemann4261 Yıl önce
"The Problem with becoming king in the middle ages was that your country wouldn't support you at first." Every Crusader Kings player: "I felt that"
@benjamindover4850 Yıl önce
Fr lol
@sandk7969 Yıl önce
Max intrigue and get hook to every bastard made
@samtheeaglescout1490 Yıl önce
It is worse when you rule the HRE or Byzantines.
@bot01020 Yıl önce
always go for diplomacy focus
@default0118 10 aylar önce
always have some infidels in the dungeons, execute everyone for dread
@Temulon 2 yıl önce
I recently bought "Age of Empires IV" and the battle of Hastings was included. It was narrated and even showed you, you are playing William, Duke of Normandy, step by step how to beat Godwinson's forces. I must have played that scenario a dozen times and always had my ass handed to me. It was embarrassing.
@auroraflos2498 Yıl önce
Same for Medieval 2: Total War. I did not get my ass handed to me, however, haha.
@zack3g Yıl önce
@@auroraflos2498 I'm not sure if it's possible to lose that fight in medieval 2 total war. I've tried. Somehow I still win, even when doing the most inept things I can think of.
@Will-tn8kq Yıl önce
this is great! I always wondered about these things. I knew English was a mish mash of languages from different conquerors, but I love how you gave so many specific examples.
@cum3173 2 yıl önce
An interesting fact is that a few years after the big fight and the Norman conquest of England the pope ordered William to do something nice because of all the people that he had killed. So, in the town of battle, on the very hill that the big fight took place, William constructed battle abbey, a memorial to the big fight. At the top of the hill which the big fight was fought, there used to be an altar, but now a stone, marking the place that Harold oofed. The church and monastery no longer stand because of big Henry the six wives dissolution of the monasteries but the abbots quarter were turned into a country house and are now an extremely posh private school.
@TheDramacist Yıl önce
My sister got married at Battle Abbey on the hottest day of that Summer, and we were all torched and lay like blistered corpses across the hill. We're a saxon hetitage family who remain in the area, so it was a beautiful reenactment.
@chottabeamm Yıl önce
@@TheDramacist omg this comment is peak british humor lol
@connorbriffa132 9 aylar önce
The fact that the pope ordered William to do something "nice" as a form of penance after the conquest of England is a testament to the severity of the violence that occurred during the conflict. The construction of Battle Abbey on the site of the battle is an interesting way of commemorating the event and the lives that were lost. The fact that a stone now marks the place where Harold fell is a poignant reminder of the human cost of the conflict. It's also interesting to note the fate of the church and monastery over time, and how they were impacted by historical events like the dissolution of the monasteries. The fact that the abbot's quarters were turned into a country house and are now a private school is a reflection of the changing fortunes and uses of historical buildings over time.
@ribhuhooja3137 8 aylar önce
@@connorbriffa132 This comment reads like it was written by ChatGPT...
@Ollie-bb8qj 5 aylar önce
@@ribhuhooja3137just read and had the exact same thought 😂 has to have been
@shemwilliams5814 Aylar önce
I love Oversimplified! Could you do one on the whole Anglo Saxon era: 410AD to 1066AD? Lots of awesome trickery by Danes and lots of political intrigue
@jaydengreenberg9618 4 yıl önce
An Anglo-Saxon would have a talk. A norman would have a conversation.
@louisg6296 4 yıl önce
I'm french and all the normans words come frome france: beef=boeuf mutton=mouton pork=porc and conversation is the same word in french
@whankerflanker4853 4 yıl önce
Louis Granger Norman French is basically French but different
@zach6867 4 yıl önce
Venom Gaming yeah dude chinese is basically spanish but different
@whankerflanker4853 4 yıl önce
DasTuff yeah whatever
@xenotypos 4 yıl önce
@@whankerflanker4853 All of france had different dialects back then, but Normandy was one of the closest forms of old french to the one in the capital. Even today it's easy to read, even if languages evolved (some old french words like castel for example even changed and became chateau in france, funnily this word remained more or less the same in english (castle)). Anyway, norman french is academically considered an integral part of old french (langue d'oil), no question (just look at the wiki page of old french). The issue is only how Britain wants to view its history. If the country is willing to accept that even now that it's became insignificant.
@Clustershag Yıl önce
I had a 4th or 5th grade English teacher who asked us at the beginning of the year…”What was significant about 1066.” We all answered when she asked at the end of the year, “The battle of Hastings!” Didn’t ever get an explanation. 25 years later…..
@OkayItsMe. 11 aylar önce
@RecoveringMoth 10 aylar önce
@@OkayItsMe. why did you correct him? There’s no need to correct it.
@joshuapatrick682 2 yıl önce
It’s crazy how this reads like a chapter of the Silmarillion complete with some legendary hero taking an arrow to the eye..Tolkien really was a master of English history/literature..
@zoch9797 Yıl önce
He wanted a mythology by and for the English (people). He drew inspiration from English history. So, makes sense. This is also why hobbits are white Englishmen, the Shire represented England directly.
@joshuapatrick682 Yıl önce
@@zoch9797 I am aware that was a professor of English literature who specialized in the Anglo-Saxon period and wanted to create a mythology for Britain that predated the Arthurian legends, which is why Avallone is a place in his mythology and the Arthurian mythos.
@jeremiahardales6597 Yıl önce
And still a better story than Rings of Power
@EclipseINF Yıl önce
@@jeremiahardales6597 rings of power ain't even that bad
@azzzanadra 11 aylar önce
@@EclipseINF no, it's worse.
@gemsteel2010 Yıl önce
I literally can not stop laughing at "red hot poker in the eye" and the animation for William the Bast-er-Conquerer burning down the villages. And then the angry expressions and "unboinked".
@shaneschofield6303 2 yıl önce
Shrewsbury Castle, a strategically positioned fort above a River Severn meander, was commissioned by William the Conquorer around 1070 CE. Still stands today and looks rather great actually. Kind of mind boggling how long ago this was.
@luciesimpson6437 2 yıl önce
Okay, that just made me giggle! William, observing the completion of his castle with a village burning dramatically in the background. "Looks rather great, actually."
@elramyeon 8 aylar önce
4 years later and we finally get a series about Æthelred the Unready and his son Edward. It’s called Vikings Valhalla if you’re wondering. It follows the story of the vikings and their need for revenge.
@TierZoo 5 yıl önce
These videos are amazing
@Supericegabriel 5 yıl önce
TierZoo they are top notch.
@vicas6952 5 yıl önce
TierZoo what the the hell are you doing here?? Go back to animating
@deexdead5403 5 yıl önce
TierZoo and so are you lol
@willofone2120 5 yıl önce
love your stuff man. good job . more pleas :)
@nyguesswho 2 yıl önce
I like how they show Edward the Martyr being born second, yet being the older one some how.
@pelican1876 Yıl önce
im still trying to figure out if the fact he died because he was "oldest" is historically accurate or if he was born second and died for another reason is historically accurate. too lazy to search it up, obviously, but im glad somebody else noticed the humor in subtlety.
@kanyueat7297 Yıl önce
@@pelican1876 people probably didn't know when he was born so they assumed he was older (probably was bigger and etc) so he got "assasinated"
@mackenziewoloschuk7375 Yıl önce
@@kanyueat7297 So the two were pretty much twins and people just assumed the bigger of the two was the older one.
@giantWario 10 aylar önce
@@kanyueat7297 Yeah that's wrong. They knew both of their ages, Edward was just 4 years older. Oversimplified just showed Edward being born second for some confusing reason.
@ferretyluv 8 aylar önce
Edward the Confessor. Martyrs die, confessors don’t.
@Monty2022 2 yıl önce
Another reason Godwinson lost was due to his soldiers being untrained and were mostly farmers since they lost soldiers in York. Also King Edward was known as Edward the confessor.
@MrNTF-vi2qc Aylar önce
Not true, Harold actually left most of his army behind up north and only took his most trained and best soldiers to Hastings.
@kontro_1 19 gün önce
I remember in school when our history teacher let us recreate the battle of Hastings. We used paper as our arrows and we made shield walls. They were so fun.
@markgallagher1790 Yıl önce
The amount of times the weather has bailed England out of certain death is staggering
@Othillde Aylar önce
World War III will be cancelled here due to rain
@simond.9457 Yıl önce
I'm actually srtudying for my final exam on the history of the English language. I LOVE your video!
@DuxpaOfficial 11 aylar önce
Hope you passed it considering you didn’t even spell “studying” right.
@becauseyesisnotaword 11 aylar önce
@winstonchurchill586 11 aylar önce
You need to study harder.
@Nebulasecura 10 aylar önce
How do you strudy, what's the definition of that word?
@vanlampham2557 10 aylar önce
He rickrolled us in the start of the video lol
@toast2401 3 yıl önce
Can we just acknowledge how brilliant this guy is
@Thommytwoguns 3 yıl önce
Jayden Noone we sure can
@yulianaque1712 3 yıl önce
We can enjoy
@brycefelton4011 3 yıl önce
237 likes but only 3 reply’s
@Insert-thing-here-Fan 3 yıl önce
Ya mean oversimplified how good this guy is awesome
@thesegfault7841 3 yıl önce
We all enjoy
@nightillusion574 5 aylar önce
This video made me go and visit Hastings! Truly a beautiful place with a great sea-view and rich history. It may be too late but thank you for the video.
@Irohtheweirdo 5 aylar önce
Glad you got to see it! It is really amazing isn’t it?
@holyfamilycrusader3512 Yıl önce
St. Edward the Confessor took a vow of chastity early in his life, and thus he only married to please his constituents and so long as the woman agreed that they would practically live as siblings. The only war he was involved in was to help put down a rebellion that tried to unlawfully depose another king. Ora pro nobis!
@leonleborgne573 Yıl önce
Being familiar with the history of England, made this more enjoyable. Most excellent presentation.
@OR56 2 yıl önce
I learned this story by playing the game 1066, it was great. And educational
@guywhocantgrowabeard Yıl önce
The last time England was captured/defeated by a naval invasion. Also, 8:13 LOVE that detail of the sound of the flag turning. Absolutely LOVE it.
@DarthEternus17 2 yıl önce
Just imagine if things had gone slightly different, the English language would’ve been completely different
@DJTechYT 2 yıl önce
Yeah English would be much more similar to German
@luciesimpson6437 2 yıl önce
The English PEOPLE would have been completely different. It's not just the language, not just an entire legal system, not just near total ethnic suppression through incredible tactics like the Doomsday Book and paying armies with land and spoils, but the whole architecture of society, from the serfs - slaves tied to land and lord - to foreign noblemen. It's hard to say what 1000 years of this having not happened might have done, but more than the language would be unrecognizable!
@DarthEternus17 2 yıl önce
@@luciesimpson6437 I know that, but I’m simply referring more to the context of the video which was more focused on the language.
@sven5449 2 yıl önce
Much more wonderfuller langauge with less latin words.
@XXXTENTAClON227 2 yıl önce
@@luciesimpson6437 yes but that is applicable to literally every settler. If absolutely no one touched England, it would be a completely brittonic nation that speaks similar to Welsh and full of Celts, isolated from Europe. Rome, Scandinavia, and Central Europe ensured this wasn’t the case
@valentinadannunzio Yıl önce
Omg I laughed so much watching this I can't believe it could have been so funny learning history ahah thank you so much (also if yes, I had to rewatch every few seconds 2-3 times... because it goes so quick and with so many informations!) I love studying like this, thank you really!!!!!
@minimahoon7280 2 yıl önce
We are learning about this in school and this made it way more fun and it actually kind of helped. Keep up the work!
@ibthat1guy Yıl önce
I like how he calls it “mini wars” when it is arguably one of the most important events in English history and just history in general 😂
@nikhilrath8870 2 yıl önce
This guy makes the best videos for history, keep up the good work
@jansmix6033 Yıl önce
Harald Hardrada deserves more credit in general. A very interesting historical figure.
@howwwyyy29 4 aylar önce
Deserves a complete episode
@Ryan-rzx3 3 yıl önce
Ironic how the man whose father gave someone a red hot poker in the eyes took a stone cold arrow in the eyes
@AstroG175 3 yıl önce
@arandomyoutubeaccount3166 3 yıl önce
Colonel Mustard Ironic indeed.
@chrisself00 3 yıl önce
that is just a theory about Harold's death. It might be a big lie. After all, the victors do write the history, and for all we know, he could have been stabbed once, but the Normans wanted to lie about it.
@chinsaw2727 3 yıl önce
Chris Self Don’t be a Debbie Downer
@chrisself00 3 yıl önce
@@chinsaw2727 true, but i am just thinking like a historian. all historians question the evidence, even though i do believe that the Normans are not lying
@christinedu5211 2 yıl önce
Françaises, Français, mes chers compatriotes, remercions Guillaume de nous avoir involontairement simplifié l'apprentissage de la langue anglaise :-) Thanks him, when we have not the right word in mind, we can drop the french one. Franchement, merci Guillaume !!
@SecretSquirrelFun Yıl önce
I just love the King of Norway 🇳🇴 “fight scenes”. It’s not only the perfect sword fighting sound effect/s, it’s those little additions, those little lines at the end of each sword ⚔️ that implies movement - and in this case manic sword fighting movement. So good. Man, it’s awesome. I’m so glad that you shared all of your hard work, thanks, much appreciated as always 🙂🐿 P.S in fact, all the sound work in this is awesome - you even added a little sound when putting the crown on Hardrada. And dude, you even gave William a little Norman hair “style”! So funny.
@BabyGreenToe Yıl önce
Godwinson actually did a really good job, he managed to fight of Hardrada and put up a good start against the French. It’s rlly key to note the English had only just finished fighting when the vikings. T were attacked again by the Normans.
@a_channel2545 3 yıl önce
“Just one problem: the wind.” Yes, Britain does seem to historically have a lot of weather-related problems.
@rajatsingh2956 3 yıl önce
Are you saying Boris Johnson is a consequence of bad weather?
@enkero1462 3 yıl önce
normandy, rain and wind the glorious trio
@OhCityGround 2 yıl önce
The wind, the cold, the rain, just every bad weather in general
@SD-tj5dh 2 yıl önce
Its great now we know we can run our country off this crap weather.
@student-anjelisoobaroyen9330 2 yıl önce
@@rajatsingh2956 maybe xd
@sans_hw187 Yıl önce
Thanks Guillaume (William) for making English so French, that’s way easier to learn for us now
@preppy.alicee Yıl önce
This really helped me in my history test. Thank you!!! 😀😀😀
@Randomdud1022 11 aylar önce
Wow you seriously used a video instead of studying? I mean it’s fine it just doesn’t feel right hmmmm….
@metsfan2232 11 aylar önce
@@Randomdud1022bro is the study police
@Eclipse_Nature 11 aylar önce
@@metsfan2232 bros the nerd police
@mtkr-tu6bm 10 aylar önce
@@Randomdud1022 I study hard and then I use these videos to summarise and help me remember through the jokes I get good results
@sus2069 11 aylar önce
They need to make a series on William seriously. It could be the next game of thrones.
@wildboy9124 2 yıl önce
this video is so good and fun to watch at the same time. thank you OverSimplified
@maenad1231 Yıl önce
I know this is “over simplified” but I really want read a full historical fiction novel about this one. William the conqueror is an interesting dude
@crazycatlover1885 3 yıl önce
The running away tactic is called a feigned retreat. It was very clever.
@ronnapoleon1087 2 yıl önce
@bigmansam18 2 yıl önce
Oh, so that's where the Emus in the Emu War learnt their tactics from...
@crazycatlover1885 2 yıl önce
@@bigmansam18 🤣🤣
@idontcare6505 2 yıl önce
@dragonnx2843 2 yıl önce
Ah yes the secret Jostar technique
@DarthSironos 2 yıl önce
Good old feigned retreat. Possibly the most clever of all tactics. Exploits the propensity of regiments to break rank to chase fleeing enemies by suddenly forming up and cutting the chasers to pieces. Requires a lot of coordination and discipline.
@selinane2Seli-zw3pz Yıl önce
Yep, a lot of feigned retreats turned into actual routs...
@shock5620 2 yıl önce
The battle of Stamford Bridge was the coolest part of the war the Vikings made a song about it, it’s called “Ved Stamford Brua”
@KarmaChameleon3029 Aylar önce
I was recently living eith a friend in Eastbourne and we often drove and chilled at Pevensey castle. I loved sitting there and imagining what it wouldve been like. I often wish that the rock in the castle walls could tell me the stories that its seen. After all, it still stands almost 1000 years later.
@jovannathebonana5448 2 yıl önce
9:54 Village: Hooray for William! William: *and I took that personally-*
@IloveCountryballs147 7 aylar önce
Fun fact: when Halley’s Comet was in 1066 it was a bad omen for king Harold, but for William ift was a good omen from heaven to make William think that Halley’s Comet actually motivated him to victory at the battle of Hastings.
@maxbuster1508 5 yıl önce
I absolutly love this Mini-Wars series. Btw, if you ever do the Napoleonic Wars, bring back the "It got cold... Stupid cold" joke from WW2 Part 2. xD
@louiskirkpatrick3355 5 yıl önce
Or for a cold war video
@mariafe7050 2 yıl önce
He did!
@redneckradahn4787 2 yıl önce
You got your wish
@DemoDaBoi 2 yıl önce
@oliverchirinos4328 2 yıl önce
Over simplified read your xommet
@ItzKryptek64 Yıl önce
Learned about this in one of my Criminal Justice classes and how it drastically changed the old CJ system and gave us the one we have today in America, closely modeled after the one established in Britain
@devyph6310 2 yıl önce
i like how the doctor just calmly says: "Hey your dying of dysentery" like nothing happened
@mikespearwood3914 2 yıl önce
Probably unfortunately common back then.
@devyph6310 2 yıl önce
@@mikespearwood3914 yeah
@amichalove Yıl önce
Hey OverSimplified! I know you touched on this in the video, but could you do a video about the 9th century viking invasions in England? There was a lot going on so I think that it be great if you could, ya know, OverSimplify it! Thanks!
@KeppyKep Yıl önce
I highly recommend you check out History Matters' 10-minute English History series
@noticerofpatterns9188 2 yıl önce
Hello, for those who want to know about Anglish, it's aim is to get rid the French and Latin words in the English tongue Here is a little tale in clean Anglish The Anglo Saxon folkmurder began in the 11th yearhundred when the Normans raided England and took over, the speech spoken at the time saw a lot of inwork from the outlander speech, the outlander thrtchness laster for over 300 years and the English speech that steamed from Old English shifted a lot, The Anglo Saxon selfhood and folklore was lost and thus many words in Today's English are fathomsome from other Germanic speeches like Dutch and German, in the time when the Normans took over, Anglo Saxon became the speech of the folk while Norman was the speech of the kingship and stewardship, this is why clean Germanic words are those seen in mostly mean speech, while outlander words are seen in stewardship, law, knowledgecraft, starcraft, lifelore, blendlore, folktale, Earthlore, Shapelore, Earthcraft, Allworldcraft, Shirecraft among many other things as well of the months of the year that are named after outlander godlore The months of the year in Old English are After Yule Mudmonth Month Of Wildness EasterMonth Month Of Three Milkings Before Midsummer Midsummer After Midsummer Weedsummer Weedmonth Holymonth Winterfullmoon Bloodmonth Before Yule
@throughcolouredglasses9300 5 aylar önce
I'm in uni for language teaching and have to take a class on the history of the English language. Unfortunately I do not care about history or long ago wars or dead people with weird names in the slightest. This video *almost* made me give a f*ck, and was definitely entertaining! I'm so impressed actually!
@a.w.sawtooth9469 4 yıl önce
The king of Norway was defeated and died without conquering England. This angered Odin, who punished him severely.
@scuba9078 4 yıl önce
@fatematuly6256 4 yıl önce
*The next thing you know is Mjölnir (Thor’s Hammer) Being thrown at Hardrada*
@michaelkeehan8094 4 yıl önce
@@fatematuly6256 But it fails, and then Stormbreaker was thrown. But it didn't go for the head, and Hardrada snapped his fingers and half the universe died. And yes I am a Marvel nerd.
@fatematuly6256 4 yıl önce
Michael Keehan I honestly have no idea on what I just read..
@neilisbored2177 4 yıl önce
@@fatematuly6256 Marvel's -blatantly wrong- take on norse mythos.
@calthompson9160 Yıl önce
Another great video. I was wandering if one of your next videos could be about the Scottish wars of independence.
@thehallwayofhistory4657 Yıl önce
A great synopsis. Totally engaging too! 😀
@Wolfs2019 Yıl önce
I learned about this in class in 1 month. With Oversimplified, I learnt everything I need to know in ~13 minutes.
@robertwaguespack9414 2 yıl önce
The sagas talk about this linguistic situation. Before the invasion the English language was understood by the Vikings. After the invasion the sagas say the English started speaking French.
@zacbrierton4409 4 aylar önce
Interesting fact about William the conqueror his coffin was to small for his body and when he was buried the pressure from the coffin ,the size of the grave, and the stages of decomposition cause his body to explode
@devlinmorin7615 4 yıl önce
The villagers let out a cheer of support. This enraged their king, who punished them severely.
@coagulatedsulfur136 4 yıl önce
@kevinbaskin660 4 yıl önce
I had the 999 like lol
@xxdholmesxx7947 4 yıl önce
@bluu4 4 yıl önce
Which led to more economic downturn
@xxdholmesxx7947 4 yıl önce
@@bluu4 which led to even more economic downturn
@gagesavage8475 Yıl önce
My ancestor was knighted at the battle of hastings by William the Conqueror and afterwards named his son William, and to this day it is still a family name shared by my Great-Grandfather, Grandfather, and Uncle
@djdb1214 7 aylar önce
Hope to see new videos soon buddy! Youre still one of the best channels on TRshow:)
@LichsuhoathinhDrabattle Yıl önce
Great video as always! I'd be really interested in countries history🤩🤩🤩🤩
@topejagun7 Yıl önce
You are the best. You made incredible modern differences between Anglo and Wiliam. That is modern that brought light to England. OK, however, Anglo -Saxon also did a great job. Thank you so much.
@axoleve2680 Yıl önce
I’ve been trying to learn about the William line, as I recently did some *ancestry research* and traced my entire direct paternal line back to William I, and Henry I
@vozz4826 2 yıl önce
This makes history exciting. They should use this in schools
@chadchadson3894 2 yıl önce
People want everything dummed down and on a silver platter now. Its lightly educational and good entertainment but it wont make good students.
@vozz4826 2 yıl önce
@@chadchadson3894 are you a teacher? I’m 100% certain if any kid saw this in school they’d actually watch it beginning to end paying full attention instead of being asked to find a quote in an outdated textbook that they’re just basically copy and pasting without actually trying to understand what’s happening
@vozz4826 2 yıl önce
@@chadchadson3894 to simply it for you, it will make kids interested in history
@chadchadson3894 2 yıl önce
Youre probably the sort who think the kids will relate to rapping about educational concepts. Its cringe and panders to the lowest common denominator. > 100% certain - is it more amusing? Yes. Is it more conducive to learning? No > blindly copying and pasting from an outdated textbook- thats not good teaching either. A false dichotomy.
@vozz4826 2 yıl önce
@@chadchadson3894 I’m not gonna sit here and argue with a kid who needed to edit his original post and who’s name is chad chadson
@martincolvill5453 Yıl önce
According to family records (my Granddad researched in archives) I have an ancestor that supposedly led William the Conquer's troops in the Battle of Hastings and supposedly has his name on the rolls off Battle Abby.
@filmguy5519 Yıl önce
Speaking of Norway, 60 years earlier in either 999 or 1000 Norway was at a sea battle with Sweden and Denmark and Sweden and Denmark had 70 ships, but Norway commanded by Olaf, just had about 10 ships, so it's not surprising that Norway was defeated.
@MsSecrets Yıl önce
I went to Hastings on a field trip in 2015. It was in October, cold and windy AF. A sea rat attacked my friend for her granola bar because it was too windy to fly out to the ocean. Beautiful view though.
@normiesammie 2 yıl önce
I love your animations... So simple yet very informative ... It shows their attitude very well.... Muahhhhhhh keep up the great work
@fxgo4552 Yıl önce
Very interesting as a Quebec francophone... Beef from boeuf, pork from porc, etc. Great video as usual!
@Ferovax 5 yıl önce
Didn't think these could get better and yet the quality here is amazing, all the jokes land, the content is fantastic as always! Awesome Job
@loganhalpain777 5 yıl önce
Ferovax he has...
@Lazzrd 5 yıl önce
Ferovax 420th like
@alfiepreston9993 5 yıl önce
I love that the comedy isn't an out of the way attempt to try and make a video funny, it's just really well timed jokes related to the topic
@user-pi7lo3rg4n 5 yıl önce
Ferovax 👌
@zanegonzalez8281 2 yıl önce
Learned about this in my history class today. Luckily I saw this video a while ago, and sounded very smart when I finished my teachers lesson
@TheMarvelousM 2 yıl önce
1st off, I really do love this video, it's been one of my favorites for years. 2nd, How does it feel to beat the Warner brothers and the Warner sister to the punch on teaching us about the battle of Hastings?
@Princess_Cassie_ Yıl önce
School would be more fun if classes were perfectly executed and lectured like this video . 😂👏🏽🔥
@colewilliams9490 2 yıl önce
I love this channel so much I always learn such great history
@aaksnes Yıl önce
"Hardråde" was not his last name, it was an exstra nickname that a lot of people in Norway had at the time, it means "hard rule" like "Harald, the guy who ruled with an Iron fist"
@aaksnes Yıl önce
Oh, and we still have the "norweagen english words" So we write "hvor, hva, hvem" which means "where, what, who'
@VolpeWhereAreYou 3 yıl önce
I recommend to everyone watching to visit Normandy, cities such as Bayeux, Caen, and Falaise are full of medieval castles and cathedrals all over the place.
@harvindersingh6917 3 yıl önce
Love from india
@B-17flyingfortres 3 yıl önce
@axelhvetlander2365 3 yıl önce
@@B-17flyingfortres you do you
@yunes6246 3 yıl önce
all of europe islike this
@kyleclemons3930 3 yıl önce
The "Tapisserie de Bayeux" (Tapestry of Bayeux) is a must-see if you've watched this video! It recounts the whole tale and was the basis for some of the video's art.
@hotdogmanpyro 2 yıl önce
Fun Fact: The battle of Hastings actually took place in a city named Battle so the name was supposed to be The Battle of Battle but historians didn’t like the name so they named it from a nearby city from Battle which is Hastings
@plokoon3162 14 gün önce
It would still be considered the Battle of Hastings as Battle was called Battle after the battle, and was named that to mark the battle which took place. So it would be still the Battle of Hastings. Furthermore, the battle took place in Hastings lands (at the time) and Battle was only founded because of the battle. It was called Battle of Hastings as Battle wasn’t a place yet and all of Battle was part of Hasting at the time.
@MKBreal 2 yıl önce
“When people don’t listen to you, burn down some villages.” -Sun Tzu
@trulylordsaman 2 yıl önce
The true art of war
@spiralhalo 2 yıl önce
sun tzu.. who? did he write a book about war or something?
@superbeavers7645 2 yıl önce
@@spiralhalo Don't ask too many questions about Sun Tzu - Sun Tzu
@margaritapeggyschuylervanr2486 2 yıl önce
@@spiralhalo he was a guy that was known as a god of war like 2000 years ago also don’t ask to many questions about Sun Tzu - Sun Tzu
@paulenterline3107 2 yıl önce
"If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting." Curtis LeMay
@crystxlzx6442 Yıl önce
8:07 It would be useful to note that Harold's own brother was killed in the battle after previously disagreeing with Harold's proposal to reinstate him as an earl.
@verward 2 yıl önce
7:14 I've heard that he didn't run out of food per se but that his men needed to return home to harvest summer wheat. If they didn't go home then the crop would be lost.
@TheAtmosfear7 2 yıl önce
Yeah I’ve read the same thing somewhere
@luciesimpson6437 2 yıl önce
It's to do with how the Anglo-Saxon armies were formed. There were housecarls, who were the professional soldier retainers of the thegns, themselves noble soldier retainers of the king, but Harold's armies were mostly bulked out by the fyrd. These weren't unlike citizens doing mandatory military service for their local Shire, except they were expected to provide their own arms and provisions for a short skirmish, then go home to the fields, not wait around during harvest time past the period they were (maybe) being paid for.
@thororr2006 Yıl önce
I like the armor you put on your vikings, looks more authentic than... *looks at most "historically accurate" fictional works* whatever that bare-chested or small iron plates glued onto segmented leather nonsense is.
@TheRealGuywithoutaMustache 3 yıl önce
I admire the fact that this video was uploaded over two years ago and it still has a very active comments section
@justarandomtree5328 3 yıl önce
You again...
@lanceosage1072 3 yıl önce
Braxy It’s a different guy
@bruh5992 3 yıl önce
Nah it's him
@Verticom10 3 yıl önce
Wow youre everywhere
@AngelicN0va261 3 yıl önce
LanCe O'Sage You realize it’s the same guy. He has the same video.
@beefjerkythesecond Yıl önce
I can't wait to celebrate the millennial anniversary of the battle of hasting. Its going to be huge!
@royami8627 11 aylar önce
imma be there
@nobs8862 2 yıl önce
A ham/home was a community consisting of people who were blood-related. It was not redefined to be the same as a house until more modern times.
@Ayush_Samadder 8 aylar önce
9:21 - Most people say that William took off his helmet pretending he was a regular soldier and when the people could not find him anymore, they thought he was dead. Making them retreat but then William put his helmet back on...
@municipalitycraft6308 Yıl önce
My dad is Anglo-Saxon, and my mom is Norman, and yeah family gatherings are great.
@thepumpkindude9060 Yıl önce
very relatable.
@neapoleton 4 aylar önce
And thus begins the Anglo-French rivalry
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