A History of Britain by Simon Schama

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Series 3: 4. The Two Winstons

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Simon Schama tackles the 20th century through the lives of two men - Winston Churchill and George Orwell. Both men, so very different in almost every way, lived through and wrote about the key moments of British 20th-century life - the Depression, E...
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Series 3: 3. The Empire of Good Intentions

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Simon Schama looks at how the liberal politics and free-market economics of the British Empire in the 19th century unravelled, leading to the potato famine in Ireland and mutiny in India. By the early 20th century, nationalist movements around the g...
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Series 3: 2. Victoria and Her Sisters

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She began the century that bears her name a princess and ended it as an empress. Queen Victoria ruled one of the most powerful empires in world history during a century of staggering change - for both good and bad. But it was Victorian women who wer...
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Series 3: 1. Forces of Nature

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The French Revolution sent shockwaves through Britain. While some watched transfixed, others were horrified.
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Series 2: 4. The Wrong Empire

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Simon Schama traces the steps of the empire-makers to tell the extraordinary story of how this small set of islands came to rule an empire that stretched around the globe. How did a trading enterprise based on the idea of liberty become an empire bu...
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