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1. Britain's Bloody Crown (2016– )
Not Rated | Drama, History
Using a combination of documentary and drama, historian Dan Jones tells the story of the War of the Roses - the 30 year civil war between the House of York and House of Lancaster that saw the crown change hands seven times.
3. The Celts: Blood, Iron and Sacrifice (2015– )
60 min | Documentary
This three-part documentary discovers the origins and beliefs of the Celts in artifacts and human remains across Europe. What emerges is not a portrait of wild people on the western fringes... See full summary »
6. Henry VIII and His Six Wives (2016– )
Not Rated | 60 min | History
A series about Henry VIII and his wives, chronicling the ups and downs in his marriages and how they shaped his reign as King and ultimately the face of Britain.
7. 1066: A Year to Conquer England (2017)
TV-PG | 180 min | Documentary, Drama, History
Drama-Documentary in which historian Dan Snow explores the political intrigues and family betrayals between Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans that led to the Battle of Hastings.
8. Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney (2017– )
180 min | Documentary, History
Neil Oliver, Chris Packham, Andy Torbet and Dr Shini Somara follow the work of archaeologists from around the world who are working on one of Europe's largest digs that is reshaping the map of Stone Age Britain.
9. Secrets of Great British Castles (2015– )
TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, History
Historian Dan Jones explores the millennium of history behind six of Great Britain's most famous castles: Warwick, Dover, Caernarfon, the Tower of London, Carrickfergus, and Stirling.
12. A History of Ancient Britain (2011– )
TV-G | Documentary
Neil Oliver tells the epic story of how Britain and its people came to be over thousands of years of ancient history - the beginnings of our world forged in ice, stone, and bronze.
14. A History of Celtic Britain (2011)
In four chapters, largely based on and illustrated with archaeological finds and sites, Neil Oliver explains how, as far as is known, the Iron Age Celtic tribes known as the Ancient ... See full summary »
17. Last Will & Testament (2012)
TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, Mystery
This documentary explores the ongoing debate about the authorship of the works attributed to Shakespeare. Writers and critics, actors and scholars, including Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, ... See full summary »
18. The Dark Ages: An Age of Light (2012– )
Christianity slowly emerged from being a persecuted minority to the state religion of the Roman Empire. This episode is a history of the ways believers grappled with a way to depict Jesus. ... See full summary »
21. Alexandria: The Greatest City (2010 TV Movie)
51 min | Documentary
Bettany Hughes goes to Alexandria, Egypt, too look at one of the great cities of history. Founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria was once one of the intellectual and culture hubs of the... See full summary »
26. When the Moors Ruled in Europe (2005)
PG | 102 min | Documentary
This program contends that the popular perception of the Muslim occupation of Spain toward the end of the first millennium is largely wrong. The eighth century Muslim invasion of the ... See full summary »
27. The Saint & the Hanged Man (2008 TV Movie)
58 min | Documentary, History
A look at a case from 1307 Hereford in which a Catholic holy court convened to decide whether or not a dead English bishop should be made a saint following several alleged miracles, the most notable being the resurrection of a hanged man.
31. The Story of Ireland (2011– )
59 min | Documentary
The series aims to explore Irish history using the historical facts and evidence while charting the origin and impact of the numerous myths that have been passed off as history in the past.... See full summary »
32. Empire (2012– )
Not Rated | 303 min | Documentary
Written and presented by English broadcaster, journalist, and author Jeremy Paxman, this richly detailed documentary follows the rise of the British Empire. At its height, the small island ... See full summary »
34. The Story of Wales (2012– )
58 min | History
Huw Edwards presents this history of Wales, showing the country in ways it's never been seen before. From prehistoric times, to power struggles with the barons, and England, through to the ... See full summary »
35. Edward and Mary: The Unknown Tudors (2002– )
94 min | Documentary, History
Mary (who was to become England's first reigning Queen since Matilda but who is best known to generations of British schoolchildren as Bloody Mary) was the first born child of Henry VIII. ... See full summary »
36. Bloody Queens: Elizabeth and Mary (2016 TV Movie)
59 min | Documentary
A dramatised documentary detailing the bitter feud between Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots. The two Queens never met, but communicated for many years via letter. Mary's turmoil is ... See full summary »
Historian Helen Castor pieces together the story of Lady Jane Grey, the teenage girl who reigned as Queen of England for nine days in July 1553.
50. Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History (2014– )