A History of Britain

A History of Britain

2000 - 2002, History, Other
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Episode Guide

  • A History of Britain - The Two Winstons (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    The Two Winstons

    Similarities and differences of Winston Churchill and George Orwell.

  • A History of Britain - The Empire of Good Intentions (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    The Empire of Good Intentions

    Britain faces the challenges and consequences of running the biggest empire the world has ever seen.

  • A History of Britain - Victoria and Her Sisters (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Victoria and Her Sisters

    Women work to create a better world in the face of social upheaval.

  • A History of Britain - Forces of Nature (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Forces of Nature

    Radical thinkers; sympathy for the common man; revolution in France; Queen Victoria; technology and industrialization; women in politics, literature, science and art.

  • A History of Britain - The Wrong Empire (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    The Wrong Empire

    British colonization dominates the globe; exploration, exploitation and conflict.

  • A History of Britain - Britannia Incorporated (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Britannia Incorporated

    British colonization dominates the globe; impact of the French Revolution; the Industrial Revolution.

  • A History of Britain - Revolutions (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:


    Oliver Cromwell; the achievements of arts and science; a new Britain is built around money rather than God.

  • A History of Britain - The British Wars (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The British Wars

    The English Civil War culminates in the public execution of a king and the creation of a republic.

  • A History of Britain - The Body of the Queen (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    The Body of the Queen

    The relationship between Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots; the divine right of kings divides the country.

  • A History of Britain - Burning Convictions (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Burning Convictions

    King Henry VIII defies the pope and makes himself head of the Church of England.

  • A History of Britain - King Death (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    King Death

    Fundamental changes in the 1500s produce a realm of modernity.

  • A History of Britain - Nations (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:


    Edward I tries to make Wales, Scotland, Ireland and England into one nation.

  • A History of Britain - Dynasty (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:


    The great Norman dynasty tears itself apart.

  • A History of Britain - Conquest! (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:


    William the Conqueror's 1066 victory; the Anglo-Norman empire.

  • A History of Britain - Beginnings (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    The Romans find many and varied people living in the isles.

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