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From India to Ireland, the Norman Invasion to the American Revolution, Schama spotlights the epic themes and towering figures that transformed an island "at the edge of the world" into the greatest empire on earth, examining the impact of this extraordinary heritage on the modern nation.
All 15 episodes of the landmark series are available on DVD for the first time in this extraordinary collector's set that belongs in the library of every history buff. Beginnings, Conquest, Dynasty, Nations, King Death, Burning Convictions, The Body of the Queen, The British Wars, Revolutions, Britannia Incorporated, The Wrong Empire, Forces of Nature, Victoria and her Sisters, Empire of Good Intentions, The Two Winstons.
I like this mini-series. Simon Schama is easy to listen to and gives a good over all view of British history starting from 3000 BC. Read morePublished 10 days ago by J. C. Smith
An excellent series. The video edition provides a wonderful supplement. Simon Schama is one of my favorite authors and I always enjoy his perspective. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Ellery Green
Took a reviewer's advice and just ordered the whole BBC DVD set from Amazon.UK for a little over $16 total delivered to CO. I have a Region 2 player, so I can't wait to see it. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Courtney Shucker
This was eye-poppingly FABULOUS! I'm in the middle of trying to learn as much as I can about British history by immersing myself in various educational mediums. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Laurie
Absolutely superb! My wife and I have watched all the episodes several times and we continue to gain insights with each viewing. I recommend it with no reservations.Published 1 month ago by John L. Olsen
This was a gift for our son, who has always been interested in the history of the British Isles. Very pleased to find it on Amazon and our son is enjoying it very much.Published 1 month ago by Mary Clausen
I have a crush in Simon Schama - so brilliant, so erudite, so entertaining with his sense of humor. We are only now part way through the first CD. Read morePublished 5 months ago by CAE-PDX