A BBC documentary television series hosted by television and radio personality Peter Snow, and his son Dan Snow.
Episodes cover the major battles of the twentieth century, and is best known for its extensive use of "sand table" (often called the "mapcase" in both series) CGI effects to help viewers visualize the battles.
As England was plunged into civil war, from the turmoil one man emerged a hero: Oliver Cromwell. He rose from fenland farmer to become the most powerful commoner in British history, and he got there by very un-British means: revolution. His convictions led to the killing of a king, and gave Britain its only experience of republican rule.
THE defeat of the Spanish Armada was a turning point in the histories of both England and Spain and one of the great achievements of Queen Elizabeth I.
Sir Francis Drake devoted his life to waging war on the Spanish and became England's first millionaire in the process.
The Crusades were a series of religious expeditionary wars blessed by the Pope and the Catholic Church, with the stated goal of restoring Christian access to the holy places in and near Jerusalem. The main series of Crusades, primarily against Muslims, occurred between 1095 and 1291.
The Real Robin Hood,
The title speaks for itself , its a very well made documentary trying to hunt down the real Robin Hood during the ages, Turns out there several candidates, i recommend it for lovers of the Tales of Robin Hood like myself and people who just want to know what its all about,
At its height in the second century A.D., the Roman Empire was the beacon of learning, trade, power and prosperity in the western world. But the once-powerful Rome,rotten to the core by the fifth century,lay open to barbarian warriors who came in wave after wave of invasion, slaughtering, stealing, and ultimately, settling.
In the darkest days of the Roman Empire, a barbarian horde rises up to claim a land of its own. Hungry for power, fiercely pagan, they come as raiders, but their name endures, etched on the land itself.
The Huns They were the dreaded forces on the fringes of civilization, the bloodthirsty warriors who defied the Roman legions and terrorized the people of Europe. They were THE BARBARIANS, and their names still evoke images of cruelty
England lost castles Perhaps nothing better represents the royalty and romance of medieval England than the image of the majestic stone castle, its fortified towards reaching skyward and its drawbridge stretching over a deep and treacherous moat. Not all castles in the English countryside were constructed of stone and mortar though.
Timewatch explores the legacy of Hadrian's Wall, which for 300 years stood as the Roman Empire's most imposing frontier. The 2,000-year-old stone barrier measures 74 miles long. Standing up to 15ft high and 10ft thick, it is considered one of the unsung wonders of the ancient world,