An examination of the 20th century through the lives of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, very different characters who both wrote about the Depression.
Women work to create a better world in the face of social upheaval.
Intellectuals turn nature into a revolutionary force; families head for factories and poorhouses; the French Revolution poses a warning to the British.
British colonization dominates the globe; exploration, exploitation and conflict.
Due to an economic explosion, the consumer society is born and agriculture becomes big business; many in Scotland are unhappy with the union of the Scottish and English parliaments.
Oliver Cromwell; the achievements of arts and science; a new Britain is built around money rather than God.
The English Civil War culminates in the public execution of a king and the creation of a republic.
Britain faces the challenges and consequences of running the biggest empire the world has ever seen.
The relationship between Queen Elizabeth and Mary, Queen of Scots.
King Henry VIII defies the pope and makes himself head of the Church of England.
Fundamental changes in the 1500s produce a realm of modernity.
Edward I tries to make Wales, Scotland, Ireland and England into one nation.
The great Norman dynasty tears itself apart.
William the Conqueror's 1066 victory; the Anglo-Norman empire.
Going back in time 4,000 years to discover the world of the prehistoric Britons and their successors.