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English History, Part 1 - Prehistory to 1830

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British Isles: A Natural History [DVD] [2004]
British Isles: A Natural History [DVD] [2004]
"3 Billion Years in the Making."
A History of Ancient Britain - Series 1 [DVD]
A History of Ancient Britain - Series 1 [DVD]
"From the glacial wasteland of 12,000 BC, through to the Bronze Age. Follows the growth of farming and trade, the establishment of homes and hamlets, and developing spiritual life."
Simon Schama: A History of Britain - The Complete BBC Series [DVD]
Simon Schama: A History of Britain - The Complete BBC Series [DVD]
"3100 BC – 1965. Starts in the Stone Age and describes the triumphs and trials of the monarchy, the effects of warring religions, the expansion of empire and the decline of Britain as a world power."
Time Team Digs - A History of Britain [DVD]
Time Team Digs - A History of Britain [DVD]
"Uses previous Time Team digs to focus on particular periods in history - going from the Bronze Age to the modern day."
Michael Wood's Story of England [DVD]
Michael Wood's Story of England [DVD]
"Tells the story of one place, the Leicestershire village of Kibworth, throughout the whole of English history. From the Romans (43AD) to WWII."
The Celtic Year
The Celtic Year
"407 - 664: A spiritual exploration of Celtic Christianity throughout the year."
The Best Of The Mediaeval Baebes
The Best Of The Mediaeval Baebes
"500 – 1599: Olde English, French and Latin Mediaeval works, including Gaudete and the Coventry Carol."
The Adventure Of English
The Adventure Of English
"Covers the history of the language from its modest beginnings around 500 AD as a minor Germanic dialect, to its rise as an established global language."
How We Built Britain (BBC) [DVD]
How We Built Britain (BBC) [DVD]
"Architecture over the last thousand years."
The Pillars of the Earth [DVD] [2010]
The Pillars of the Earth [DVD] [2010]
"1120 - 1170: Set during the time of the Anarchy, the civil war between the Empress Maud/Matilda and King Stephen, it revolves around the building of a cathedral in the fictional town of Kingsbridge."
Cadfael - The Complete Collection [DVD]
Cadfael - The Complete Collection [DVD]
"1135 - 1145: Life in and around the Benedictine Abbey of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, during the Anarchy - the civil war between King Stephen and Empress Maud/Matilda."
The Lion In Winter [DVD] [1968]
The Lion In Winter [DVD] [1968]
"1183: Henry II and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine; their sons Richard the Lionhearted and Prince John; Henry’s mistress, Princess Alais, and her brother, King Philip of France; all meet up for Xmas."
The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
"1301 - 1400: A guidebook to the fourteenth century."
A Knight's Tale [DVD] [2006]
A Knight's Tale [DVD] [2006]
"1370s. A peasant named William rises to become a champion knight, with the help of his friends Roland, Wat, Kate, Jocelyn, Geoffrey Chaucer, and Edward the Black Prince."
The Rise and Fall of Merry England: The Ritual Year, 1400-1700
The Rise and Fall of Merry England: The Ritual Year, 1400-1700
"The religious and secular rituals which marked the passage of the year in late-medieval and early-modern England."
The Sunne in Splendour
The Sunne in Splendour
"The Wars of the Roses: begins in 1459 with the protagonist, the future King Richard III, as a young boy, and ends in 1485 with his defeat at the Battle of Bosworth Field."
Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England (Penguin History)
Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England (Penguin History)
"Begins with the collapse of the medieval Church and ends with the changing intellectual atmosphere around 1700, when science and rationalism began to challenge the older systems of belief."
Looking For Richard [DVD] [1996]
Looking For Richard [DVD] [1996]
"1591: Elizabethan theatre. Both a performance of selected scenes of Shakespeare's Richard III and a broader examination of his continuing role and relevance in popular culture."
Shakespeare In Love [DVD] [1999]
Shakespeare In Love [DVD] [1999]
"1591-5: Shakespeare falls in love and writes Romeo and Juliet."
Tales From The Green Valley [DVD]
Tales From The Green Valley [DVD]
"1620 - 1629: The farming year during the reign of James I."
The Devil's Whore [DVD] [2008]
The Devil's Whore [DVD] [2008]
"1638 - 1660. Set during the English Civil War, it centres on the adventures of the fictional Angelica Fanshawe, and the historical Leveller soldier Edward Sexby."
Stage Beauty [DVD]
Stage Beauty [DVD]
"1661. Ned Kynaston portrays female characters on stage. When Charles II bans men from playing female roles his career falters, whilst the career of his former dresser, Maria, thrives."
At Home with the Georgians [DVD] [2010]
At Home with the Georgians [DVD] [2010]
"1714 - 1830. Unlocks the secrets of the Georgian home by investigating the lives of the people who lived in them."
The Diary of a Farmer's Wife, 1796-97
The Diary of a Farmer's Wife, 1796-97
"The original document, a journal kept by Anne Hughes at the end of the 18th century, is thought to have passed down to Jeanne Preston, who transcribed, edited or restored it."