Series about the 2000 years tumultuous history of Britain. Seven part series with a Journey from the Roman invasion to the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953.
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 Amy Johnson (1 episode, 2014)
Jason Delplanque ...
 George Jennings (1 episode, 2014)
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Pascale Neuschäfer ...
 Dorothy Nicholls (1 episode, 2014)
Marc Pleass ...
 Perth Master of Ceremonies (1 episode, 2014)
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 Aurelius (1 episode, 2014)
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Series about the 2000 years tumultuous history of Britain. Seven part series with a Journey from the Roman invasion to the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953.

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7 September 2012 (UK)  »

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Британiя: Iсторiя успiху  »

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Good show
22 August 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Overall I have only seen a few episodes but I think it's a rather good show. It will be impossible to fit 2000 years of history in just one TV series with any great depth, so the show does skip a fair bit and can be vague on certain subjects, which if you're a die-hard historian will absolutely loathe. One must understand the audience this show is intended to however (hint: it's not aimed at historians), and in that regard this show does surprisingly well.

This show can be seen as an excellent way to introduce 2000 years of British history to people who perhaps otherwise wouldn't have known this type of information or people who may not be historically interested to begin with. For kids it's brilliant as it keeps them engaged with the guests, the acting and the well made visuals depicting particular moments in time. I believe kids will definitely enjoy this show. The series can then potentially act as a platform for viewers to do further research on their own accord if they so choose.

From that point of view this show serves it's purpose very well in my opinion and it's a great show that can help generate further interest in and awareness of general history.

Also, to the person who gave this show only 1 star. Unfortunately the Romans, as a general concensus, were not black. That doesn't make any sense to be honest, considering how modern day Syrians are notoriously "whiter" than other arabic nations and that is due to the fact they can genetically trace elements of their ancestry to the Romans from the Roman period. It is this very roman ancestry / genetics that give some Syrians green eyes and lighter skin. If the Romans were truly as black as you are suggesting then why doesn't this show on Syrians despite the genetic / DNA matching evidence that suggests otherwise?


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