10 Best History YouTube Channels of 2022

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Written By Charlie Sipe


We curated the best YouTube channels for people interested in learning about history.

1. History Buffs

A show dedicated solely to reviewing historical movies. Ever wondered how much a film is based on a true story? This is the place to find out.

Subscribers: 1.43M

Views: 175051426

Joined: May 19, 2015

Popular Video: History Buffs: Saving Private Ryan (9.2M Views)

2. History Explained

History Explained takes you on a journey through time, exploring the epic lives of major historical figures in chronological order.

Subscribers: 93.8K

Views: 5611738

Joined: May 14, 2019

Popular Video: The Most Hated Female Pharaoh | Nefertiti | Ancient Egypt Documentary (1.2M Views)

3. It’s History

IT’S HISTORY is a ride through history – Join us on discovering the world’s most important eras, the minds that changed everything and the most important inventions of our time.

Subscribers: 470K

Views: 45830996

Joined: Jun 20, 2014

Popular Video: New York’s LOST Skyscraper – The Rise and Fall of SINGER TOWER – IT’S HISTORY (2M Views)

4. The Alternate Historian

The Alternate Historian is a channel for everyone and anyone who likes to ask what if. Our host is Matt Mitrovich. He is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update, a blogger for Amazing Stories, a volunteer interviewer for SFFWorld and a Sidewise Awards for Alternate History judge.

Subscribers: 29.8K

Views: 3928909

Joined: Jun 4, 2009

Popular Video: What is Happening Inside the Republic of Gilead? (A Map Analysis) (556k Views)

5. History Channel

The HISTORY® Channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY® Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media.

Subscribers: 10.8M

Views: 3427119216

Joined: Aug 26, 2006

Popular Video: Forged in Fire: The Schiavona Tests (Season 5, Episode 2) | History (31144110 Views)

6. History Bombs

Welcome to History Bombs, the most explosive way to learn history! 💣 Join our BAFTA award-winning website to access online history lessons and teaching materials.

Subscribers: 168K

Views: 25291630

Joined: Nov 14, 2013

Popular Video: History of World War 1 (in One Take) | History Bombs (8308923 Views)

7. Computer History Museum

Welcome to the Computer History Museum channel on YouTube. We’re committed to preserving and presenting the history and stories of the Information Age.

Subscribers: 125K

Views: 18369221

Joined: Nov 2, 2007

Popular Video: Secrets of the Antikythera Mechanism: Session 1 (1124176 Views)

8. Simple History

Welcome to the Official Simple History Channel. Simple History visualizes the past, bringing history to life through animation. Witness how people lived throughout history: their culture, developments in technology, epic battles and events.

Subscribers: 4.04M

Views: 1085517844

Joined: Oct 1, 2014

Popular Video: Sniper Decoys: Dummy Heads (18M Views)

9. Timeline

Welcome to Timeline – the home of world history. Every week we’ll be bringing you one-off documentaries and series from the world’s top broadcasters, including the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery and PBS.

Subscribers: 4.41M

Views: 984663050

Joined: Jan 17, 2017

Popular Video: The Paranoia That Cost Hitler World War II | Warlords: Hitler vs Stalin | Timeline (23M Views)

10. A Kid Explains History

History is a big subject, full of facts, dates, and strangely dressed people with weird names. But at its core, it’s really just a collection of stories that tell us how we got to be here. 13-year-old Quinn has spent the last five years making these fun, informative videos with help from his Mom and Dad.

Subscribers: 26K

Views: 4464694

Joined: Apr 24, 2015

Popular Video: Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr? (314K Views)

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