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The Story of Wales episode 2

The Story of Wales episode 2: This Story of Wales spans seven centuries, from the building of a great frontier to Owain Glyndwr's epic struggle for independence. We meet the medieval kings who shaped Wales and watch a nation emerge out of their lust for power and land. Amidst battles with Vikings, Saxons and Normans, Welsh culture flourishes. But the death of the last native prince is followed by a century of plague and famine. Then, the charismatic Glyndwr leads…

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The Story of Wales episode 1

The Story of Wales episode 1: Huw Edwards presents this major television history of Wales, showing our country in ways it has never been seen before. Thirty thousand years in the making, this story begins with the drama of the earliest-known human burial in western Europe. Huw delves into the biggest prehistoric copper mine in the world, and visits the mesmerising site of an Iron Age hillfort. He reveals the true scale of the Roman occupation, and shows how Welsh…

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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire episode 6

Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire episode 6: How did a weak emperor turn on his allies and bring about the collapse of the empire? In AD 410, the Goth hordes sacked the city. This event symbolised Rome's collapse, but it should never have happened at all.       Dramatic reconstructions and computer graphics tell the story of ancient Rome. Turning points in ancient Roman history and some of the Empire's greatest stories are brought to…

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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire episode 5

Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire episode 5: Retelling the story of how Emperor Constantine brought Christianity to the western world. In AD 312, Rome was in crisis. The empire had been divided into four parts, each with its own emperor who fought one another. Constantine intervened and united Rome, using military might and a new religion - Christianity.       Dramatic reconstructions and computer graphics tell the story of ancient Rome. Turning points in ancient Roman…

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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire episode 4

Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire episode 4: The Roman Republic survived for half a millennium, but when Tiberius Gracchus arrived on the scene, he unleashed the mob. Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus (c. 163 BC–133 BC) was a Roman politician best known for his agrarian reform law entailing the transfer of land from the Roman state and wealthy landowners to poorer citizens. He had also served in the Roman army, fighting in the Third Punic War and in…

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