From henry viii to winston churchill, find out about britain's history with bbc programmes, timelines and games. Bbc history: rebels and redcoats 1607 - jamestown, virginia, founded by english settlers, who begin growing tobacco 1620 - plymouth colony, near cape cod, is founded by the pilgrim fathers, whose example is followed by other english puritans in new england. A history of britain is a bbc documentary series written and presented by simon schama, first transmitted in the united kingdom from 30 september 2000 a study of the history of the british isles , each of the 15 episodes allows schama to examine a particular period and tell of its events in his own style. History is human history is drama history is our story, and it belongs to all of us the bhp is a chronological retelling of the history of britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. The british began to establish overseas colonies in the 16th century by 1783, britain had a large empire with colonies in america and the west indies this 'first british empire' came to an end.
An epic contest in 1815 two men faced off in a muddy field in belgium wellington, with his british and allied army, and napoleon with his french imperial guard. Shop bestselling dvds, blu-rays and merchandise direct from the bbc shop the best of british tv and much more. Meet the black pioneers, trailblazers and icons who shaped british history david olusoga on mary seacole bbc history: the crimean war she was a wonderful womanall the men swore by her. The british broadcasting corporation (bbc) is a british public service broadcaster its headquarters are at broadcasting house in westminster, professor of media history and the official bbc historian has characterised the episode as the invention of modern propaganda in its british form.
British museum director neil macgregor joins us to talk about his new bbc radio 4 series germany: memories of a nation, which illustrates the country’s history through a wealth of fascinating objects. The early enlightenment: 1685-1730 the enlightenment’s important 17th-century precursors included the englishmen francis bacon and thomas hobbes, the frenchman renee descartes and the key. British history in-depth britain has been shaped by turmoil between its nations, and tension between state and church but centuries of conflict would forge the power at the heart of the largest. From the dawn of civilization to the 20th century, a history of britain re-animates familiar tales and illuminates overlooked aspects of england’s past. Bbc has a wide range of fantastic documentaries in all subjects, one that i enjoyed though its not a direct history documentary but it follows the footstep of ibn battuta a traveler around the time of 1300 ad who covered 75,000 miles, 40 countries and three continents in a 30-year odyssey.
The bbc is not responsible for the content of external sites read about our approach to external linking ks2 history learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers organised by topic. Of british programming from the british broadcasting corporation (bbc) and other producers perhaps the most significant and influential contribution to come from educational television in the 1960s, however, was the children’s program sesame street (pbs, from 1969. A history of the world in 100 objects a 100 part series by neil macgregor, made during his time as director of the british museum, exploring world history from two million years ago to the present a history of the world on the bbc see all 100 objects download the podcast. A short history of the bbc the british broadcasting company started life in 1922, when the government licensed the uk's six major radio manufacturers to form the new outfit it had a staff of four, and was financed by a post office licence fee of 10 shillings, payable by anyone owning a receiver, and supplemented by royalties on radio sales.
The 8 most famous royal weddings in british history prince harry became the latest member of the british royal family to get married when he wed the american actress meghan markle in a ceremony at st george's chapel at windsor castle on 19 may 2018. Category:bbc television documentaries about history jump to (1 c, 15 p) pages in category bbc television documentaries about history the following 160 pages are in this category, out of 160 total this list may not reflect recent changes the great british story: a people's history (tv series) the great war (tv series) h. A history of britain 2000, history - 900 min 32 comments seven ages of britain history - ★ 685 seven ages of britain is a bbc television documentary a history of scotland history we learned british history at college in hungary partially based on this documentary.
Ks2 history british history learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers. There is a ton of excellent topics to read on the bbc website's history section, which covers a broad spectrum of local and world history at the moment just on ancient and british history they have the following areas: ancient history archaeology egyptians greeks british prehistory romans vikings anglo-saxons ancient india ancient cultures. The official website for bbc history magazine and bbc world histories magazine subscribe to bbc history magazine search subscribe to bbc history magazine period period neil oliver’s history of the british isles history extra podcast the latest episodes from the history extra podcast victorian.