The magnificent 10

Episode 9: The most extreme raids in history

Bling-bling, land or gold – who could resist? Reason enough for some people to go on the prowl. Some proved to be particularly active: emperors, kings and the church. Whether it was Emperor Napoleon’s conquests through Europe, the plundering of the New World by the King of Spain or the Church’s sale of indulgences – they all couldn’t get enough. But our ranking of the 10 most extreme raids in history shows that there’s always more.


WRITER: Cornelia Stier     EDITOR: Gleb Boev RIGHTS CLEARANCE: Kevyn Goncalves     NARRATOR: Hannes Jaenicke     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Tina Weimer (ZDF), Johannes Geiger (ZDF)