I must admit it, but I didn't expect to be as enthralled as I was with Dan Snow's outstanding 'Empire of the Seas'. It may be a bit early in the year, but this just might be my programme of the year. My only criticism, if indeed it is one, is that it was only 4 parts, when it could easily have been 6 or more, Please, please BBC, commission a second series from this excellent presenter/historian and let us know what happens next. At the very least, it should include the Battle of the Atlantic, which Churchill described as the only thing that really kept him awake at night (rather than the misnamed Battle of Britain) and also the Falklands, where the Islands would still be Argentinian were it not for the Royal Navy, its Carrier borne Air Power and its Royal Marines.
Thank you BBC and Dan Snow for a real gem.
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