YouTube Channels For The History Heads

YouTube Channels For The History Heads

The past can be fascinating, and history is that field of study that engulfs a person to the core.

Derived from the Greek word “Historia”, history means to inquiry, and requires investigation to reach to the doors of knowledge. Study of past that relates to the humans is called history. The study of history is consuming and requires individuals to go in depths of the subject therefor mode of studying must vary to keep the things lively and interesting.

Below are some History YouTube channels that you can follow next time instead of picking the huge book.

Check out and give it a try! 


This is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner. The channel shows some great playlists on American restoration, black history month and more. Also check fast facts on some of the most popular history figures.


Get all the “What Ifs” of history answered, right on this channel. With the knowledge of historical facts, geography and population this channel will upgrade you with events that could’ve happened. Playlists on Europe, united America and Rome history are a must check for those who are obsessed to know it all about these places. And apart from these know more on what would’ve happened if Germany would’ve won the World War 2 or what if European imperialism would’ve never ended.


A great channel that covers history documentaries, popular history of Vietnam, Japan, China, Islam and more. Know more about scientists from history. And so much more!    

War Achieves

And this one is completely dedicated to war history. A great pick for the civil students. From the Boer War to the Cold War, via two world wars, this channel will give you all the information on 20th century military history. New videos are uploaded on every Tuesday. Get playlists on great historians, Adolf Hitler, real war footages, evacuation of 1939 and so many more.      

Smarthistory, Art, History, Conversation

This is one of the best web resources to study about history of art. With a focus on art this channel shows the art of Pacific Islands, Smithsonian design museum, Frick collection and more. The best part is the segregated playlists according to period of time. Ancient cultures, Medieval Era, Renaissance in Italy and the End of Renaissance and what not. If you love art and history, you’re not getting over this channel anytime sooner.      

History Scholar

One of the best channels with specific playlist dedicated to sub topics. Learn more about the holly bible and worlds greatest empires, ancient history and dark gray ages, ancient Greek, archeologist and late Atlantis. More for those who want to access information on ancient history of places.    

British Pathé

With a new theme for every month. This channel tells a story of a particular topic. Every Thursday new videos are uploaded and special videos on alternate Tuesdays. A rather unique series of videos. This is a must check for all the intrigued ones.   

Which channel did you like the most? Share with us in the comment section below. 

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Author: Priyanka Gupta
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