A History of Britain

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A&E Premiered Sep 30, 2000 Between Seasons

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A History of Britain

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Written and hosted by Simon Schama, A History of Britain, is a fine introduction to British History. From India to Ireland, the Normandy Invasion to the American Revolution, the series shows all the changes that took Britain from being just an island to one of the most powerful nations on Earth.
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  • Engrossing introduction to U.K. history.

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    This series leads us through the history of the United Kingdom, from its beginnings as a Celtic territory beset by waves of invaders--the Anglo-Saxons and the chief Contintental power, the Romans--to its defeat under the Norman Conquest, through the suffering of the plague to the rise of its own status as a military powerhouse. British culture is drawn from many sources and this show does a good job of weaving them together. (The title of the series is based loosely on that of a book by the monk the Venerable Bede. It is a classic, centuries later still considered illuminative on the roots of the country.)



    The show was produced a number of years ago, and is repeated all too infrequently. While it may be available for home release, here's hoping it will be shown again soon for the general public.moreless

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