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A History Of Britain

A History Of Britain

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Average of 392 ratings: 4.0 Stars

2000 M Contains low level offensive language.

In this epic series into Britain's past, Simon Schama paints a brilliant portrait of the life of the British people, and asks questions of compelling importance for the future as well as the past. From the Stone Age village of Skara Brae, Orkney, to the turmoil and triumph of the twentieth century, A History of Britain charts the thrilling succession of events and people in fifteen remarkable episodes.

Cast:
Simon Schama
Director:
Martin Davidson
Genres:
Documentary , Historical
Format:
DVD
Demand:
Low

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Duration
960 minutes
Studio
BBC

DVD details

Discs
6
Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
Zone
4
Subtitles
Dutch for the Hearing Impaired
Audio
English Dolby Digital 2.0
  • A History Of Britain (2000) (Disc 1)
    Episodes 1 - 3

    Beginnings
    Conquest
    Dynasty

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  • A History Of Britain (2000) (Disc 2)
    Episodes 4 - 6

    Nations
    King Death
    Burning Convictions

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  • A History Of Britain (2000) (Disc 3)
    Episodes 7 - 9

    The Body Of The Queen
    The British Wars
    Revolutions

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  • A History Of Britain (2000) (Disc 4)
    Episodes 10 - 12

    Britannia Incorporated
    The Wrong Empire
    Forces Of Nature

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  • A History Of Britain (2000) (Disc 5)
    Episodes 13 - 15

    Victoria & Her Sisters
    The Empire Of Good Intentions
    The Two Winstons

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9 Member Reviews Write a review

3.5 by Ngozi

Really great series. We love history and documentaries and we have enjoyed this series. Learned so many new things we did not know before. Well directed and super interesting content.

4 by piesmag

This whole series was rewarding. I liked that Schama, being Jewish, had subtle Jewish historical slants intermixed with his other angles. This story has been told many times yet this footage seemed fresh and new.

3 by Iamthelizardqueen.

Not too bad, but I found it frustratingly partial, sexist (WERE there women back then??), & Schama's opinionated narrative excludes quite a few inconvenient truths. He's hardly alone in that; it's just... Read more

3 by somethingforeveryone

I didn't get through this one very far because Schema was a little bit like a cross between the Beeb, a talkshow host, and Better Homes N'Gardens. Maybe it would have gotten better if I'd kept watching... Read more

4 by dvscarl

This is an excellent historical series. Simon focuses on the main people and the ideas that have shaped Britain over the years. He is a captivating presenter and so each episode is always interesting. Recommend it to others.

5 by jkclark

If you like history, this is a must watch series. Schama is the consummate storyteller, dispassionately objective in that low-key english way, yet very engaging. The visual imagery is stunning and the... Read more

4 by Plx

Never a dull moment in this great BBC series on the history of Britain. Highly recommended

4 by dezdyn

For the most part I loved it, particularly the post BC's but he seems to have missed whole swathes of vital history pre BCE. He portrays the pre Roman celts as rather innocent & unsuspecting of... Read more

5 by simonyoung

Simon Schama has got to be up there with Lord Winston as an academician who can make his subject come alive. Great communicator. Somehow he takes you through massive sweeps of history without you feeling... Read more