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Ancient Assassins

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. 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.