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10 free episodes you can watch on History PLAY in February 2023

Here are all of the free episodes you can watch on this month on HISTORY Play

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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 28 February.

Craig Charles: UFO Conspiracies – Season 1, Episode 2

On Craig Charles: UFO Conspiracies, DJ, actor and long-time UFO enthusiast Craig Charles is joined by astrophysicist and award-winning author Sarah Cruddas. The pair scrutinise compelling evidence relating to some of the most perplexing UFO encounters of recent years. The reveal never before heard testimony to separate fact from fiction and ask: are the unexplained aerial phenomena prowling our skies extra-terrestrial?

In episode two, Craig and Sarah turn their attention to Ireland and take a closer look at a case from November 2018. Numerous airline pilots reported seeing bizarre lights from their cockpit windows around a similar area of the country’s west coast.

Curse of the Ancients – Season 1, Episode 1

Professor Alice Roberts looks at one of the most cursed periods in European history: the Middle Ages. Archaeologists reveal how wars, pandemics and cataclysmic floods toppled the world of our ancestors. So how did Western society survive? Curse of the Ancients seeks to find out.

The series premiere goes back to the very beginning to chart the rise of civilisation from 6100BCE to the end of the Bronze Age. Despite being a time of great architecture, literature and the arts, when most of the civilisations suddenly collapsed, the world was plunged into a dark age.

The Toys That Built the World – Season 1, Episode 1

Four-part docuseries The Toys That Built the World showcases the playtime visionaries, such as the Parker Brothers, Milton Bradley and Ruth Handler, who transformed a small toy company into a multi-billion dollar empire. The series unveils competitive rivalries between iconic brands that changed the fabric of the nation forever.

From Slinkies and Silly Putty to Frisbees and Hula Hoops, these seemingly childish inventions changed the way we live our lives forever. Episode one dives into the story of a World War II engineer who accidentally created an iconic spiral toy, while another created a strange substance that becomes famous around the world.

Rust Valley Restorers – Season 3, Episode 1

Rust Valley Restorers follows passionate car fanatic and self-proclaimed ‘Hippie Capitalist’ Mike Hall as he opens a new restoration shop in Tappen, British Columbia, also known as ‘Rust Valley’. Joined by his son, Connor, and his right-hand man, Avery, Mike is on a mission to restore dilapidated classic cars to their former glory.

In the season three premiere, Mike puts his all into the construction of a 71 Camaro to honour a close friend who is battling cancer. The extra special project requires even more thought and deliberation than usual as the ‘Rust Bros’ strive to do a good job.

The Real War of Thrones – Season 2, Episode 1

Using re-enactments of key events during the multiple wars between royalty in Europe, The Real War of Thrones focuses on the hidden side of Europe’s religious wars. With only victory on their mind, the families that ruled the continent utilised brutal power games to crush their enemies.

Season two begins by focusing on the so-called ‘Game of Queens’ in 16th century Europe. In the middle of the Renaissance, the son of Francis I shakes up the foundations of the continent. Henry II, the King of France, secures a claim to the Scottish crown by marrying the young queen Mary Stuart to his heir, the future Francis II.

Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman – Season 1, Episode 1

Morgan Freeman steps behind bars and brings to life the most incredible real-life prison breaks of all time. Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman delivers an in-depth look at breakouts from the world’s most renowned prisons. The show also features some of the most notorious escapees such as El Chapo and the Pittsburgh Six.

The first episode covers the death-defying escape from Alcatraz, the maximum-security prison in San Francisco Bay known as ‘The Rock’. Four men conspire to break out of the most notorious prison in US history. Three of them make it to the water’s edge, but what happened to them after they left the island remains a mystery to this day.

World’s Greatest Treasure Mysteries – Season 2, Episode 1

After spending the past decade trying to get to the bottom of the Oak Island mystery, Rick and Marty Lagina take a break and turn their attention to some of the other great treasure mysteries from around the world. They are joined by some familiar faces for season two as they strive to uncover precious metals and priceless artefacts.

Rick and Marty enlist the help of detectorist Gary Drayton for the season two opener of World's Greatest Treasure Mysteries. The team travel to Florida to hunt for gold, silver and jewels from the shipwrecks of the famed Spanish Treasure Fleet. When a fleet of Spanish ships sunk off the coast, a small fortune also sunk to sea floor. Over the years, generations of hunters have searched the depths for this fabled lost treasure.

History’s Greatest Mysteries – Season 3, Episode 1

Hosted by Laurence Fishburne, History’s Greatest Mysteries investigates some of the world’s most well-known and unsolved enigmas. The team, led by The Matrix star, provides fresh perspectives of the cases using new evidence and data supported by modern technology. Season three covers mysteries including the Dyatlov Pass Incident, the boy on Somerton Beach, and Malaysia Flight 370.

The season three premiere looks into one of the most notorious missing person cases of all time. 45 years ago, union activist Jimmy Hoffa disappeared from a Detroit suburb. The story has more twists and turns than a Hollywood movie, but despite being declared legally dead in 1982, people are still searching for answers.

Ancient Aliens – Season 14, 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.

Giorgio Tsoukalos returns to look back at some of the most compelling investigations of all and the events that he believes represent encounters with real extraterrestrials. Season 14 begins by looking at the so-called ‘Disclosure Event’. In 2021, the United States government broke a 70-year precedent of denying UFOs. Are they about to reveal the truth?

Curse of Skinwalker Ranch – Season 2, Episode 1

For more than 200 years, Utah’s Skinwalker Ranch has been the site of hundreds of paranormal and UFO sightings. Despite decades of study, no-one has been able to crack the case. Curse of Skinwalker Ranch is one of the most popular paranormal shows on reality television. From UFO encounters and crop circles to shape-shifting creatures and cattle mutilations, Dr. Travis Taylor and his team have seen it all.

With season three now airing in the UK, it is the perfect time to get caught up on all of the key moments so far. In the first episode of season two, the team recommence their monumental search for answers on the notorious 512-acre property. However, an excavation of a mysterious pit at Homestead Two leads to a frightening encounter.