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A History of Britain: The Empire of Good Intentions (BBC Documentary)


Bringing Britain’s rich history to life, Simon Schama’s unique storytelling describes the triumphs and trials of the monarchy, the effects of warring religions, the expansion of the empire and the decline of Britain as a world power. The story begins around 3000 BC and concludes in 2000.
The empire of good intentions – Covering 1830 – 1925. This episode charts the chequered life of the liberal empire from Ireland to India — the promise of civilisation and material betterment and the delivery of coercion and famine.

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