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10 free episodes you can watch on HISTORY Play in July 2023

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HISTORY Play is the number one place to catch up on incredible award-winning documentaries and factual television shows. New original seasons are being added every month, so you never have to watch the same show twice.

The extensive catalogue is available as part of Amazon’s line-up of Prime Video Channels in the UK and Europe for just £3.99 per month. Every month, 10 episodes are available to watch for free, so you can get a taste of the variety of content that you can stream on HISTORY Play.

Make sure you act fast though because the free offer on these episodes must end on 31 July.

Alone: Frozen – Season 1, Episode 1

This brand-new season of the toughest reality show on television sees six Alone veterans return for another chance to win $500,000. They must put their survival skills to the test once more, this time along the brutal windswept coast of Labrador, Canada.

In order to claim the top prize, the participants must survive by themselves for 50 days in the middle of polar bear territory. Facing extreme conditions such as freezing temperatures, howling winds and torrential rain, they must contend with apex predators with no outside help at all.

Legends of the Pharaohs – Season 2, Episode 1

Legends of the Pharaohs brings to life the extraordinary true stories from Ancient Egypt’s greatest rulers. Based on the most recent research, with dramatic location filming, the series captures the energy of the most fascinating civilisation from the ancient world.

Season two begins by looking at the Tutankhamun dynasty. In the autumn of 1922, Howard Carter had just discovered the tomb and stupendous treasure of King Tutankhamun. This young pharaoh had been forgotten by history for over 3,000 years and was the last descendent of a family that ruled Egypt for eight generations.

What On Earth – Season 4, Episode 1

Hundreds of satellites orbit Earth and capture the world like it’s never seen before, revealing phenomena that defy explanation. What On Earth explores these unusual images as scientists attempt to explain the mysteries seen from space.

Episode one of season four takes viewers on an eye-opening journey as experts investigate the startling mysteries captured by Earth’s man-made satellites. The things they pick up range from hidden worlds to unexplainable natural phenomena.

Lost Gold of The Aztecs – Season 1, Episode 1

Lost Gold of the Aztecs follows three families on an epic adventure to break the 500-year-old curse of Emperor Montezuma and his hidden treasure. According to legend, Montezuma hid an abundance of gold bars, silver, precious stones, jewellery and other Aztec artefacts across the American Southwest.

In the opening episode, we meet the Dillmans, the Hoaglands and the Villescas’ as they try to uncover the treasure that they each have a distinct connection to. The adventure spans several locations as each family believes the gold lies in a different state.

Curse of Skinwalker Ranch – Season 3, Episode 1

For more than 200 years, Utah’s Skinwalker Ranch has been the site of hundreds of reports of paranormal and UFO activity. Despite decades of studies, some rumoured to have been secretly funded by the US government, no-one has dared to go below ground. Now the Curse of Skinwalker Ranch team of scientists is conducting the most thorough investigation to date.

In the first episode of season three, the team starts by hunting in the sky. They return to the famous ranch and find new evidence of a mysterious anomaly one mile above the Triangle Area that might be connected to something deep within the Mesa.

Forged in Fire – Season 9, Episode 1

Forged in Fire pits the best bladesmiths in America against each other as they put their skills and reputations on the line. It takes a certain mix of brains and brawns to be crowned champion of the forge.

To start season nine of the legendary competition, the four smiths must take on the crushed car challenge and create a knife from a mangled mess of a vehicle. After an intense round of testing, the two surviving smiths return to their home forges to recreate two of the most unique weapons from history – a set of curved katars.

Deadman’s Curse – Season 1, Episode 1

In Deadman’s Curse, former MMA fighter Kru Williams and young indigenous explorer Taylor Starr join legend hunter and mountaineer Adam Palmer to solve the mystery of Slumach’s lost goldmine. Hidden somewhere in the rugged terrain of the Pacific Northwest, its mysterious location has eluded prospectors for generations.

Episode one gets off to a promising start as Taylor unearths new testimony from a witness to Slumach’s execution and a deathbed letter sends Adam and Kru on a dangerous glacial trek. However, throughout the series, they must battle extreme weather and unforgiving terrain to get to the bottom of a 100-year-old curse.

Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter – Season 1, Episode 1

In Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter, the BAFTA award-winning documentary-maker uncovers Britain’s hidden maritime past by diving on a series of incredible shipwrecks. From the remains of a slave ship discovered off the coast of Plymouth to the Kaiser’s sunken Imperial Fleet in Scapa Flow, Ross reveals some of the nation’s murkiest and best-kept secrets.

The opening episode sees Ross complete his specialist SCUBA training under the expert tutelage of diver supervisor Neil Brock. He then heads up to the Royal Navy’s historic naval base in the far northerly Orkney Islands to tell the story of his shipwrecked relatives.

Ancient Aliens – Season 15, Episode 1

In one of the world’s favourite extraterrestrial television shows, Ancient Aliens examines 75 million years of the most credible evidence found here on Earth. Historians investigate the events, legends and texts that may point towards previous contact between humans and alien life.

Season 15 kicks off by investigating the phenomena of ‘UFO Hotspots’. Studies have shown that up to 70% of all UFO sightings happen in so-called ‘hotspots’ where reports of visions, mysterious lights and strange occurrences are regularly witnessed. Could there be something about these locations that attract extraterrestrial visitors, not just in modern times but dating back thousands of years?

The UnXplained – Season 3, Episode 1

The UnXplained explores the world’s most fascinating, strange and inexplicable mysteries. From alleged UFO encounters to sudden disappearances and evil possessions, William Shatner attempts to uncover the truth behind these bizarre events. It’s time for viewers to learn what was really happening in the world – and why.

Episode one is focused on the world of hidden treasures. From sunken ships filled with priceless cargo to lost cities of gold and ancient temples concealing untold riches, are lost treasures simply the stuff of legend or could they actually be real?