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A History of Britain 

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A comprehensive historical survey of the British Isles.
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A comprehensive historical survey of the British Isles.

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BBC [UK]

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UK

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English

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29 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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I istoria tis M. Vretanias See more »

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(16 episodes)

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1.78 : 1
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HiStory of Britain
25 August 2009 | by RindianaSee all my reviews

...or rather fifteen cleverly constructed, flawlessly executed and lavishly produced deliberately personal one-hour essays on British history.

Schama's mixture of broad strokes and an often overwhelming wealth of information, narrated in a rather highbrow if stylistically splendid fashion by the host himself with a vaguely vain, but nonetheless likable air of ironic detachment and unbiasedness, may not be to everyone's taste, but proves to be a deeply satisfying way to spend an exciting 15 hours.

Keep in mind: It's A History, not THE History of Britain! Enjoy the often unpredictable connections Schama lays open without taking them for granted.

8 out of 10 history repeatings


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