Ancient Assassins

History’s deadliest killers examined. History is littered with tales of brave warriors and elite fighting units that have battled to protect rulers, defeat armies and save empires.

This informative and entertaining series sheds new light on some of the highest profile Ancient Assassins, from Ancient Greece to Japan, bringing their stories and missions to life with dramatic reconstruction, documentary filming and expert testimony. Rulers have always needed their elite combat troops; men and women trained to perfection, skilled with weapons, able to infiltrate and disrupt the enemy and kill when necessary.

Each standalone episode will focus on one individual assassin or group and will explore their specific skills, how they trained, why they excelled, what exactly made them the most feared killers of their age and how their exploits have influenced modern day tactics in warfare. Amongst other subjects, Ancient Assassins reveals how a Buddhist nun became a Kung Fu killer, how a Saxon fighting force finally overcame the Vikings, how Vlad the Impaler’s gypsy mercenaries halted an Ottoman invasion and how an elite Dutch tribe finally delivered Britain into the hands of the Roman Emperor Claudius.

Action packed, totally engrossing and full of fascinating facts, this original series will prove a must for all history lovers.

Season 1
Episode
Date & time
 
1: Sacred Band Of Thebes
 
1: Sacred Band Of Thebes
Fri 6 October·6:30pm
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Sat 7 October·10:30am
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