The British

  • Premiered: Sep 2012
  • Episodes: 7
  • Followers: 5
  • Ended
  • Sky Atlantic (UK)
  • Thursday
  • Documentary


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Season 1
Treasure Islands (54 BCE - 500 CE)
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Sep 06, 2012
A history of the British Isles from ancient times to the present day, featuring re-enactments of major events and historic turning points. The series begins in 58 AD and reveals how the .. show full overview
People Power (1066 - 1415)
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Sep 13, 2012
How the Norman Conquest in 1066 transformed Britain, as William the Conqueror sought to assert his power over the whole of England by dismantling the Anglo-Saxon aristocracy and crushing .. show full overview
Revolution (1541 - 1641)
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Sep 20, 2012
How Britain changed during the reign of the Tudor and Stuart monarchs. The programme explores the battles that established England as one of the world's leading naval powers and delves .. show full overview
Dirty Money (1666 - 1820)
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Sep 27, 2012
How money drove the making of modern Britain, exploring its role in the rebuilding of London following the Great Fire of 1666. The programme investigates how underhanded deals brokered .. show full overview
Superpower (1770 - 1851)
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Oct 04, 2012
The expansion of Britain's empire through exploration and invention, as the Industrial Revolution transformed society and the economy - though the rise of mechanised factories was not .. show full overview
Tale of Two Cities (1851 - 1891)
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Oct 11, 2012
The development of London during the Victorian era, as the city at the heart of the British empire rapidly expanded - and social divisions became increasingly pronounced. The programme .. show full overview
1x7 Show finale
War and Peace (1891 - 1953)
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Oct 18, 2012
The documentary series concludes by telling the story of 20th-century Britain, including the many ways in which the nation was transformed by the two world wars. The programme explores .. show full overview

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