Union With David Olusoga

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Union With David Olusoga

The 20th century sees partition in Ireland. A sense of national unity emerges in the aftermath of the World War II, but new divisions create questions about the union’s future.

Series 1
The 19th-century union appears secure, but beneath the surface run deep divisions, leading to the emergence of a new working-class movement - and a catastrophic famine in Ireland.
In the face of threats from overseas and rebellion in Scotland, a new sense of Britishness emerges, and a national hero is born.
David Olusoga tells the story of attempts to form a united Britain in the 17th and early 18th centuries, a period defined by religious and cultural divisions.