Engineering An Empire

Season 1 Episode 9

Britain: Blood and Steel

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 27, 2006 on The History Channel
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At its pinnacle, the British Empire spanned every continent and covered one quarter of the Earth's land mass. Through the centuries, the rulers of this enormous powerhouse used extraordinary engineering feats to become an industrial and military titan, loaded with riches. Some of their many pioneering accomplishments include the world's first locomotive, a superhighway of underground sewers, the imposing and grand Westminster Palace, and the most powerful and technically advanced navy in the age of sail.moreless

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      • Narrator: England, once dominated by Roman conquerors, this tiny island nation rose to become one of the largest and most powerful empires in history. Its reach stretched around the globe, spanning every continent. Technology, innovation, ambition. These were the tools that built this massive empire and produced the formidable British Navy, a powerhouse that dominated the world's oceans. The British Empire constructed massive symbols of dominance that still invoke awe today. But the foundations of that Empire were built on ego, bloodshed and a relentless drive for conquest.

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      • Commentators:

        Rebecca Fraser
        Author, The Story of Britain

        Sean Lang
        Anglia Ruskin University

        Arthur Herman, PhD
        Author, To Rule The Waves

        Jeremy Hodgkinson
        Wealden Iron Research Group

        Michael Adas, PhD
        Rutgers University

        Ben Marsden, PhD
        University of Aberdeen

        Gordon Masterson
        Institution of Civil Engineers

        Julia Hoffbrand
        Museum of London

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