Why not learn some history through comics?

CRUSADE

Crusade is a Franco-Belgian comics series written by Jean Dufaux, illustrated by Philippe Xavier.
The battle took place in front of the holy city. The heat was oppressive. The sky was empty of clouds. Who could have imagined? Three people intertwine their destinies to seize power in the holy city of Hierus Alem. To face the danger posed by Ab’dul Razim and his Saracens, the Frankish Lords are forced to stand united. But only Gauthier of Flanders has understood that the real threat is the Qadj–the demon that crawls in the shadow of the Cross. By refusing the battle against the Moors, the young knight will charge alone into a much more terrifying war. In the inferno of the crusades, only those who have chosen to follow the Light of the Martyrs will survive.

PERSEPOLIS

Persepolis is an autobiographical graphical novel by Marjane Satrapi depicting her childhood up to her early adult years in Iran during and after the Islamic revolution. The title is a reference to the ancient capital of the Persian Empire, Persepolis. Newsweek ranked the book #5 on its list of the ten best fiction books of the decade.
Satrapi and comic artist Vincent Paronnaud co-directed the derived animation movie, which is also called Persepolis. Although the film emulates Satrapi's visual style of high-contrast inking, a present-day frame story is rendered in color. In the United States, Persepolis was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2007 Academy Awards.

NORTHLANDERS

Northlanders is an American comic book series published by DC Comics. 
Northlanders is written by Brian Wood, illustrated by various artists on a per storyline basis, and with painted cover art by Massimo Carnevale. The first issue of the series was published on December 5, 2007.
Northlanders alternates long and short story arcs, each of which deals with a different protagonist in a different time period within the Viking Age. The first story arc, "Sven the Returned," runs through issues 1-8 and is set in A.D. 980. It follows a self-exiled Viking warrior named Sven who has been serving in the Byzantine Varangian Guard, and is now returning to his birth region in the Orkney Islands in order to reclaim his rightful inheritance.









REBELS



"Rebels" tells the story of the Revolutionary War in 1775, from that first spark of rebellion up to important battle scenes.
The story tell stories around the era, including Native Americans, urban living at that time, the war through the eyes of a redcoat, and a rather heartbreaking retelling of the Molly Pitcher folktale.
In a rush of great public resistance to an oppressive and excessive government, a homegrown militia movement is formed in rural America.
With the war for independence playing out across the colonies, young Seth and Mercy Abbott find their new marriage tested at every turn, as the demands of the frontlines and the home front collide.





NOAH

The graphic novel Noah makes Noah's famous quest — on orders from God, to build an enormous arc housing his family and loads of animals in order to protect themselves from an oncoming flood — almost seem like science fiction, with rocky, alien landscapes and huge, six-armed giants.
Henrichon illustrates the antagonistic tribe of Tubal-Cain, trippy wall drawings and hordes of insects among other things in Noah, and he says he was influenced by everything from 1970s European comic artists of Moebius and Bilal, "who created amazing universes," to polish painter named Zdzisław Beksiński, "a specialist at displaying desolated landscapes and architecture."
A lot of the visuals don't carry over from graphic novel to film, though they both have the same gigantic, boxy take on Noah's ark.
Compared to popular ideas of the Biblical boat, Henrichon admits that their take is "bulky and unrefined. But in some ways, "it feels more efficient. The ark didn't need to be pretty and didn't need to be shaped like a boat.

CONQUISTADOR

Conquistadors is a term used to refer to the soldiers and explorers of the Portuguese Empire or the Spanish Empire in a general sense. During the Age of Discovery conquistadores sailed beyond Europe to the Americas and Asia, conquering territory and opening trade routes. They colonized much of the world for Portugal and Spain in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries.
 Since their arrival in America, Hernan Cortes and his army are considered gods by the Aztec emperor Moctezuma. It's been a long time that Cortes work more for him than for distant Spanish crown. While he goes to meet a punitive expedition mounted to remind him of his allegianceCortes gave missions a diverse group, combining soldiers and mercenaries to steal the priceless treasure of Montezuma.

THE SECRET HISTORY

The Secret History is a French comic book written by Jean-Pierre Pécau and illustrated by a number of artists, but mostly Igor Kordey. It tells the story of four immortal siblings, two brothers and two sisters, who use their superhuman intellect and superpowered runestones to affect world events throughout history. The brothers are Erlin and Dyo, the sisters Reka and Aker. All four are known collectively as the Archons. Erlin is more or less always heroic, Dyo is always evil and has a particular hatred for Jews, Aker is usually heroic but sometimes not, and Reka does a few Heel face Turns, as if she's suffering from immortal PMS. The Fifth Archon, William de Lecce, appears later on in history after the Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI castrated and blinded him in 1194. This somehow caused him to gain mystical powers, and also twisted his psyche into something monstrously evil. William also hates the Jewish People.

The narrative follows the Archons through history from receiving the runestones in 3000 BC all the way to the end of World war II in the most recent volume.