Siege of Vienna & Queen Nzinga - Lies - Extra History

  • Published on May 18, 2019
  • Writer Rob Rath talks about all the cool stories and facts we didn't get to cover in our two special short series on the Siege of Vienna, and the life of Queen Nzinga.
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  • Extra Credits
    Extra Credits  4 months ago +117

    2:00 - Demonetization sucks. THANK YOU PATRONS!
    7:15 - istanbul was constantinople now it's istanbul not constantinople been a long time gone oh constantinople
    11:07 - the arrival of the Winged Hussars wasn't exactly the same as Rohan answering Gondor's call for aid
    16:20 - Nzinga's controversial role in slavery
    19:25 - what's next on Extra History?

    Recommended reading:
    The Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans, and the Battle for Europe, by Andrew Wheatcroft
    The Siege of Vienna: The Last Great Trial Between Cross & Crescent , by John Stoye
    Hispanics and the Civil War: From Battlefield to Homefront, by the National Park Service

    Music videos:
    Queen Nzinga:
    Siege of Vienna:

    • john doe
      john doe 2 months ago

      How ironic you would mention lies.
      You are some of the worst liars.
      Please stop.

    • Alex The Only
      Alex The Only 4 months ago

      Journey to the West
      Book of Five Rings and its authors biography
      Ambedkar of india

    • just another nobody
      just another nobody 4 months ago

      @Dominick Morsell watch a history of paper money

    • TheCringe Kid
      TheCringe Kid 4 months ago

      can you guys make a series about Romania?

    • Alex The Only
      Alex The Only 4 months ago

      The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi.

  • maximaldinotrap
    maximaldinotrap 2 months ago +1

    History is more complicated than people realize. Even the Crusades were more complicated than simply Christianity vs Islam.

  • Ben Siener
    Ben Siener 2 months ago

    The ottoman werent trying to take over Europe? Tell that to Spain.

  • Wolf mech Ace13
    Wolf mech Ace13 2 months ago

    You still got the colors on the winged wrong you used black and yellow, it should have been red and white

  • Nicholas Ogburn
    Nicholas Ogburn 2 months ago

    I love that you guys do this

  • Jens Kosch
    Jens Kosch 3 months ago +1

    Sabaton has great Song about Polish Infantry "40:1". It is about another battle of course (The battle of Wizna, 1939).

  • Vampy_Rhombus5006
    Vampy_Rhombus5006 3 months ago

    Congrats on the baby daughter!

  • Giovanni Ripaldi
    Giovanni Ripaldi 3 months ago

    We need episodes about the boshin war! I think that would be an excellent series

  • Mopium Pilon
    Mopium Pilon 3 months ago

    lies, errors, flawes, shit basicly

  • ArkadiBolschek
    ArkadiBolschek 3 months ago +5

    The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth _is_ a pretty interesting subject, with plenty of ramifications for the history of Europe.

  • chavamara
    chavamara 3 months ago +1

    Honestly, Incan Mummy-Kings have dinner together is NOT the weirdest corpse story I've ever heard.

  • Subtle rants
    Subtle rants 3 months ago +2

    Idea for next extra history series. The assassination of Murutala Mohammed

  • chavamara
    chavamara 4 months ago

    Thaaaaanks, like I didn't have enough fantasy books I want to read! :P

  • you will never find out
    you will never find out 4 months ago +1

    Machiavelli ?

  • Peoples Republic of Kurdistan

    Please do Sultan Saladin

  • The SociologistGamer
    The SociologistGamer 4 months ago

    When can we see a proper series on the Great Siege of Malta? What was covered in the Suleiman series barely scratched the surface of one of most fascinating events in history which, much like the siege of Vienna, is often oversimplified as Christianity V Islam.

  • Jonathan Thurlow
    Jonathan Thurlow 4 months ago

    Extra History please do the French revouliton

  • ⲈⲘⲒⳐ ϝᚱⲀ ⱌεᚣⳚϟⲯssέᛇ

    Mamluks, the mamluks needs some shine

  • Samuel Appiah
    Samuel Appiah 4 months ago

    Good breakdown on Queen Zinga, out of all historical channels, you guys are not rigid and you actually use nuance

  • Tarion Marsden
    Tarion Marsden 4 months ago

    Do a bio on Gustav Mahler

  • Pony4Koma
    Pony4Koma 4 months ago

    Thank you for adding the stuff about Nzinga's aide to this episode of "Lies". Much appreciated.

    (I was hopping that the episode "Lies" Siege of Vienna was going to be 3 hours long tho.)

  • Олег Козлов
    Олег Козлов 4 months ago +1

    Just as with girls, you can relieve Vienna from a siege but the only thing that matters is the size of your wings

  • Lone Wolf
    Lone Wolf 4 months ago

    When there is a party, it's for all.

  • barbiquearea
    barbiquearea 4 months ago

    Do the Ming Treasure Fleet.

  • Coolbule 123
    Coolbule 123 4 months ago

    Do history of Sculpture techniques or styles , that would neat.

  • Jaxondorf
    Jaxondorf 4 months ago

    You guys flat out PLAGIARIZED Famine Plot by Tim Pat Coogan. You dont even have the decency to reference his central argument.

  • PhantomGamer28
    PhantomGamer28 4 months ago

    Winged Hussars of the Poland Lithuanian Commonwealth, MY PEOPLE!

  • Daniel Geloso
    Daniel Geloso 4 months ago

    There is a bit of the wall left in vienna near the university

    TKDMIKEP 4 months ago

    Why didn’t you condemn the Easter Bombing???? Far more Christians died, than is NZ. Why show bias to the religion that was founded by a Pedophile.

  • George Weavers
    George Weavers 4 months ago +1

    So glad you mentioned the Winged Hussars and Sabaton :)

  • Jesse Kennedy
    Jesse Kennedy 4 months ago


  • MJBull515
    MJBull515 4 months ago

    Everything is usually more complicated than the synopses events like Vienna usually receive, but the Ottoman Apple imagery was part of their Islam asserting dominance over the world. One should remember the Ottoman Sultans also claimed the mantle of being Caliph of all Islam. He was the theological leader of Islam, the analogue of the Pope, not simply the secular leader of a powerful empire that happened to have Islam as its official religion.

  • echalone
    echalone 4 months ago

    Hey, greetings fom a Patreon from one of your favorite cities, Vienna

  • Matthew Kelley
    Matthew Kelley 4 months ago


  • UnitedJupiter
    UnitedJupiter 4 months ago

    9:35 I’m curious what this mining technique looks like. Anyone have a source for that that I could check out?

  • William Cox
    William Cox 4 months ago

    The Japanese call that quality of unnatural endurance and persistence Makoto or Ninjo.

  • Alex The Only
    Alex The Only 4 months ago

    Plz do
    The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
    Bengal Famines under British

  • The Long 19th Century Seo

    Ooooh. First LIVE!!!

  • Stalles
    Stalles 4 months ago


  • Alex The Only
    Alex The Only 4 months ago +4

    Plz do
    The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi

  • dragonrykr
    dragonrykr 4 months ago +1

    So is any legend true?

  • Pontus Ekholm
    Pontus Ekholm 4 months ago

    Flag and banner art are the reals villains of this show.

  • David Gustavsson
    David Gustavsson 4 months ago

    In Swedish and I believe (ironically) Danish, Danish pastry is called Vienna bread.

  • Inebolu Balikcisi
    Inebolu Balikcisi 4 months ago

    A series about Ataturk?

  • Harjawalda
    Harjawalda 4 months ago

    Both the crossaint and the coffee story are fact. There are documents that some merchants bought coffee from the sacked camp or was granted, and some started to run official coffee houses a couple of years after the siege. The crossaint how it is known world wide is called kipferl and was brought to france suposedly by marie antoinette. I heard the stories about how it was invented way back as a kid in the city museum.

    • KendrixTermina
      KendrixTermina 4 months ago

      CROISSANTS ARE AUSTRIAN?! Has my whole life been a lieeee???
      Next time someone will tell me that Raclette is actually Danish or something.

  • Sam De Loatch
    Sam De Loatch 4 months ago +3

    Wow, all of the OG's from extra history seem to be gone.

  • random guy
    random guy 4 months ago +5

    Hundred Years War:
    Phase 1) Longbows > Knights
    Phase 2) France gets combat bonuses on core territory.

    • Pike
      Pike 4 months ago

      French Artillery > English Longbows

  • G W
    G W 4 months ago

    I want to buy something with an extra history logo, but I really don't need another t-shirt. Think we can get some stickers on the shop of the logos?

  • Leroy
    Leroy 4 months ago

    Nerd City get on this shit.

  • 天吉Mark
    天吉Mark 4 months ago +1

    20:18 haha nice inca ritual, maybe that's how i can meet my crush after i die

  • The One Millionth Roger
    The One Millionth Roger 4 months ago +4

    At some point you guys should do a series on the development of the atomic bomb. Juat putting that out there, very interesting topic.

  • Gödeke Michels
    Gödeke Michels 4 months ago

    The propaganda of this being a struggle between Christianity versus Islam started way back before the Siege.
    Even Martin Luther gave so called Türckenreden which is how fear speaches against the Turks of the time were called.
    So Kudos for fighting this but it has been long going and is deeply rooted.

  • Michael Ikenwe
    Michael Ikenwe 4 months ago +1

    Hey Extra History. Great work you're doing. Somehow you still didn't address the mistake of calling Angola a "West African" country. Angola is in South Central Africa. As a non-African, I know it's not a biggy to you but it is to us in Africa when people who should know better Africa don't

  • Максим Ряховский

    At last! Recognition of Sabaton and comments with its lyrics under the every other episode.
    You really should do crossover with Sabaton History.

  • Adrienne Gormley
    Adrienne Gormley 4 months ago +3

    Looking forward to the series on the Inca. And I had to chuckle at Six DEgrees of Robert Walpole.

  • feh meh
    feh meh 4 months ago +6

    Nzinga is thought of in that country the same as how Abe Lincoln is thought of in the northern U.S. apparently.

  • TheCreepypro
    TheCreepypro 4 months ago

    nice to see one episode about both wasn't sure if either was going to get one so to get one big one is nice

  • Cool Shed
    Cool Shed 4 months ago +1

    Well,at least it not demonitized in my country

  • Dorf von Gaulf
    Dorf von Gaulf 4 months ago +1

    my question is why didn't you play winged hussars

  • David
    David 4 months ago

    I am really looking forward to the hundred years war and Joan of Arc on this channel.