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47Erasmus, Anne Boleyn, And The Death Of Wolsey1999031019990319
20040409 (BBC7)
20040410 (BBC7)
20050627 (BBC7)
Henry attempts to rid himself of Catherine and finds himself opening a religious can of worms.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
AdditionAl Readings by John Hartley.
47: `Erasmus, Anne Boleyn and the Death of Wolsey'.
50Rebellion, Executions And Common Prayer19990312 AdditionAl Readings by John Hartley.
50: `Rebellion, Executions and Common Prayer'.
01Land Of The Druids 20050405 (BBC7)
20080324 (BBC7)
20111003 (R4+)
Anna Massey narrates the History of Britain.
The story begins in 55BC with the Pro-Consul of Gaul, one Gaius Julius Caesar.
The story begins with Julius Caesar, Gaul and the inevitable invasion of Britain.
01 OF 20   Starting with Julius Caesar, Gaul and the invasion of Britain drawing ever nearer.
02   Julius Caesar waits across the channel in Boulogne with his eye on Britain.
02Athelstan, The First Sovereign1999010520050425 (BBC7)We have reached the tenth century and Athelstan is the new King.
AdditionAl Readings by Roger May.
2: `Athelstan, the First Sovereign'.
02The Invasion 20050406 (BBC7)
20080325 (BBC7)
20111005 (R4+)
Caesar invades, but doesn't have things all his own way.
Anna Massey narrates.
Anna Massey narrates the story of Britain and how the tribes attempted to come together to unite against Rome.
03 19990112 It has been 100 years since Caesar and the last invasion.
Claudius is now Emperor of Rome and set to invade Britain a second time.
03Caratacus - The First Sung Hero 20050407 (BBC7)
20080326 (BBC7)
20111007 (R4+)
Claudius is now top man in Rome, and after 100 years another invasion of Britain is on the way.
Claudius is now top man in Rome and after 100 years, there's another invasion of Britain.
Claudius is now Emperor of Rome and there is another invasion of Britain.
04Canute And Edmund Ironside19990107  
04Liberty Or Death 20050408 (BBC7)
20080327 (BBC7)
20111010 (R4+)
The frustration of 17 years of Roman occupation finally boils over as Boudicca's bloody revolt takes off.
Anna Massey narrates.
The frustration of 17 years of Roman occupation boils over as Boudicca's revolt takes off.
Rome's view of Britain is that it should become a province of the Empire.
05 19990114 It's 70 years after the birth of Christ and the Romans are now in rule over Britain.
The Britons are to change their way of life.
05Godwine And Edward The Confessor19990108 AdditionAl Readings by Roger May.
5: Godwine and Edward the Confessor.
05Life In Roman Britain 20050411 (BBC7)
20080328 (BBC7)
20111012 (R4+)
Roman rule equals civilisation or enslavement? And then along come the Picts, the Scots and the Saxons to cause trouble.
Roman rule equals civilisation or enslavement?
The Saxons, the Picts and the Scots unite in their anger against the Roman Empire.
06The Battle Of Stamford Bridge1999011120040212 (BBC7)
20040213 (BBC7)
20050429 (BBC7)
20080417 (BBC7)
Harold faces two challengers for his crown, William of Normandy and his own half-brother.
Anna Massey narrates.
Harold faces two enemies, who both believe that the crown belongs to them: William of Normandy and his own half-brother.
1066 and England was unable to defend itself against invaders.
Harold had two enemies, William of Normandy and his own half-brother.
AdditionAl Readings by Roger May.
6: `The Battle of Stamford Bridge'.
06The Crumbling Legacy 20050412 (BBC7)
20080331 (BBC7)
20111014 (R4+)
The Romans have left, meaning the enemy is now the Barbarians.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
The Romans have left and the enemy now are the Barbarians.
07Camelot 20111017 (R4+)Anna Massey takes us back to the Dark Ages to examine whether there is any truth behind the legend of King Arthur.
Anna Massey sees if there is any truth behind the legend of King Arthur.
07Camelot: King Arthur: Myth, Or Reality? 20050413 (BBC7)
20080401 (BBC7)
This edition looks at events in Dark Age Britain and asks if there is any truth in the legends.
Anna Massey takes us back to the Dark Ages to examine whether there is any truth behind the legend of King Arthur.
07The Battle Of Hastings1999011220050502 (BBC7)
20080418 (BBC7)
It's 1066, and William, Duke of Normandy, is about to fight one of the most famous battles in history.
Anna Massey narrates.
AdditionAl Readings by Roger May.
7: The Battle of Hastings.
08The Conquest1999011320040216 (BBC7)
20040217 (BBC7)
20050503 (BBC7)
20080421 (BBC7)
As William takes the throne, Saxon discontent increases.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
08Who Are The English? 20050414 (BBC7)
20080402 (BBC7)
20111019 (R4+)
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, revealing how the invading Angles, Saxons and Jutes became the English.
Anna Massey reveales how the invading Angles, Saxons and Jutes became the English.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain and looks at the emergence of the class system.
With Paul Eddington and Roger May.
09Domesday1999011420040217 (BBC7)
20040218 (BBC7)
20050504 (BBC7)
20080422 (BBC7)
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, and analyses William the Conqueror's twenty-year reign.
William the Conqueror's twenty year reign is analysed.
AdditionAl Readings by Roger May.
9: Domesday.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, and analyses William the Conqueror's 20-year reign.
09The Arrogant Saint 20050415 (BBC7)
20080403 (BBC7)
20111021 (R4+)
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
Augustine is sent over from Rome to preach the word of God.
The regional kings saw the preaching by Augustine and his monks as a threat.
10Edwin To Whitby 20050418 (BBC7)
20080404 (BBC7)
20111024 (R4+)
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, revealing how King Edwin became one of the most powerful men of his day.
Anna Massey reveals how King Edwin became one of the most powerful men of his day.
The English and the Britons remain divided, and work begins on York Minster.
11Ethelbald And His Woman; Offa And His Dyke 20050419 (BBC7)
20080407 (BBC7)
20111026 (R4+)
War was a cruel way of life from 731 to 829AD, under two Mercia Kings Ethelbald and Offa.
Both reigned for 40 years.
War was a cruel way of life from 731 to 829AD, under two Mercia Kings.
War was a cruel way of life from 731 to 829AD, under the two Mercian Kings Ethelbald and Offa.
12The Vikings 20040203 (BBC7)
20040204 (BBC7)
20050420 (BBC7)
20080408 (BBC7)
20111028 (R4+)
Having landed in the north of England, the Vikings fought a harsh battle near Lindisfarne.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
The year 789 is when the first Vikings are recorded and also when three ships arrived in England from Scandinavia.
The Vikings land in the north of England and fight a harsh battle near Lindisfarne.
13Alfred The Great 20050421 (BBC7)
20080409 (BBC7)
20111031 (R4+)
He burnt the cakes, he founded a navy.
But why was Alfred 'Great'? Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
But why was Alfred 'Great'?
Alfred leads the charge against the Vikings for his brother, the King, and later succeeds him to the throne.
13Justice, Power And The Death Of Henry1999012020040223 (BBC7)
20040224 (BBC7)
20050510 (BBC7)
20080428 (BBC7)
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
It is the 12th century and in an Anglo Saxon England, Henry is king.
Episode 26 of 216.
It is the 12th century and England is an Anglo Norman state with Henry as King.
AdditionAl Readings by Roger May.
13: `Justice, Power and the Death of Henry'.
14The Death Of Alfred1999012720050422 (BBC7)
20080410 (BBC7)
20111102 (R4+)
Despite Danegeld and baptism, the Danes continue to cause trouble for the Saxons.
Alfred dies after ruling for 28 years.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
Alfred dies after ruling for 28 years and is succeeded by his son, Edward.
After a 28 year reign, Alfred dies.
He is succeeded by his son, Edward.
15Athelstan The First Sovereign1999020320080411 (BBC7)
20111104 (R4+)
Churchill called him 'the valiant Athelstan.' But why was Alfred the Great's grandson so important? Anna Massey narrates.
Churchill called him 'valiant Athelstan.' Why was Alfred the Great's grandson important?
Churchill called him 'the valiant Athelstan'.
But why was Alfred the Great's grandson so important? Anna Massey narrates.
16The Saintly Dunstan To The Canny Canute1999021020111107 (R4+)Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Today, the introduction of the Order of Service by King Edgar.
The introduction of the Order of Service by King Edgar.
17Cnut And Edmund Ironside1999021720050427 (BBC7)
20080415 (BBC7)
20111109 (R4+)
The Danish King returns to England with his son and Ethelred flees to Normandy.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
The Danish King returns to England with his son, Cnut, and Ethelred flees to Normandy.
18Goodwine The Cunning And Edward The Confessor1999022420040211 (BBC7)
20040212 (BBC7)
20050428 (BBC7)
20080416 (BBC7)
20111111 (R4+)
BBC7
Uncertain times face England after Edward's death, with warnings of a great evil about to sweep the land.
Anna Massey narrates.
Uncertain times face England after Edward's death, with warnings of a great evil.
It was a time of uncertainty in England.
On his death, King Edward warned of a great evil that was about to sweep the land.
It is a time of uncertainty in England following the death of Edward, leaving warnings of a great evil about to sweep the land.
18Murder In The Cathedral1999012720040301 (BBC7)
20040302 (BBC7)
20050517 (BBC7)
20080505 (BBC7)
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
This programme examines the relationship between Becket and King Henry II.
Why have King Henry II and Beckett as Archbishop of Canterbury argued.
And why, after reconciliation, was Beckett murdered?
AdditionAl Readings by Roger May.
18: `Murder in the Cathedral'.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 32, PENANCE, REBELLION AND IRELAND
Previous in series: 29, THE LAW, THE CHURCH AND THE COMING TRAGEDY
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
04 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
27 Jan 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-08-21.
Episode 31 of 216.
19Penance, Rebellion And Ireland1999012820040302 (BBC7)
20050518 (BBC7)
20080506 (BBC7)
Henry, whilst seeking penance for the death of Becket, also attempts to conquer Ireland.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Henry, whilst seeking penance for the death of Beckett, also attempts to conquer Ireland.
AdditionAl Readings by Roger May.
19: `Penance, Rebellion and Ireland'.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 33, COEUR DE LION
Previous in series: 31, MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
05 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
28 Jan 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-08-21.
Episode 32 of 216.
19The Battle Of Stamford Bridge 20111114 (R4+)Harold faces two challengers for his crown, William of Normandy and his own half-brother.
Anna Massey narrates.
20Coeur De Lion1999012920040303 (BBC7)
20040304 (BBC7)
20050519 (BBC7)
20080507 (BBC7)
With his father dead, Richard becomes King.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles, with Paul Eddington.
On the death of Henry, Richard Coeur de Lion becomes king.
He only visited England twice, allowing his brother John to rule.
AdditionAl Readings by Roger May.
20: Coeur de Lion.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 34, THIRD CRUSADE AND DEATH OF THE LIONHEART
Previous in series: 32, PENANCE, REBELLION AND IRELAND
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
06 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
29 Jan 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-08-21.
Episode 33 of 216.
20The Battle Of Hastings 20111116 (R4+)It's 1066, and William, Duke of Normandy, is about to fight one of the most famous battles in history.
Anna Massey narrates.
It's 1066, and William, Duke of Normandy, is about to fight a famous battle.
21The Conquest1999011320040216 (BBC7)
20040217 (BBC7)
20050503 (BBC7)
20080421 (BBC7)
20111118 (R4+)
As William takes the throne, discontent increases - and not just from the Saxons.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles with Paul Eddington.
As William takes the throne, Saxon discontent increases.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
21The Third Crusade And The Death Of The Lionheart1999020119990223
20040304 (BBC7)
20040305 (BBC7)
Duke Leopold of Austria sells Richard I to the Holy Roman Emperor, Henry VI, who demands a huge ransom.
AdditionAl Readings by Roger May, Paul Jenkins, David Timson and John Turner.
21: `The Third Crusade and the Death of the Lionheart'.
Richard Coeur de Lion is preparing for what will be his last crusade.
216 LAST2,000 Years Of History2009062420041115 (BBC7)
20041116 (BBC7)
20060201 (BBC7)
20090119 (R7)
20121003 (R4+)
The conclusion of the epic series. Anna Massey considers Britain's history, from the Romans to the first Prime Minister.
22Bad King John And The Loss Of Normandy1999020220040305 (BBC7)
20040306 (BBC7)
20050523 (BBC7)
20080509 (BBC7)
Richard is dead, John becomes King and there follows a separation from France.
John becomes King of England.
But he was not an inspired leader and did not possess his brother's charisma.
AdditionAl Readings by Roger May.
22: Bad King John and the Loss of Normandy.
Anna Massey narrates.
Episode 35 of 216.
22Domesday 20111121 (R4+)Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, and analyses William the Conqueror's 20-year reign.
Anna Massey analyses William the Conqueror's 20-year reign.
23Death Of The Conqueror 20111123 (R4+)Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
William's son Robert sides against him, drawing the Conqueror away from England.
23Magna Carta1999020320040308 (BBC7)
20040309 (BBC7)
20050524 (BBC7)
20080512 (BBC7)
Was King John really as ruthless as he was portrayed? Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with Paul Eddington.
Episode 36 of 216.
Was King John really as ruthless as he was portrayed?
AdditionAl Readings by Roger May.
23: 'Magna Carta'.
24William Rufus And The First Crusade1999021020111125 (R4+): Family feuds and crusades follow in the wake of the Conqueror as Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Family feuds and crusades follow in the wake of the Conqueror.
25Henry And The Scottish Kings1999021720111128 (R4+)The repercussions of the Conqueror are still being felt, as Henry marries Matilda.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
25Henry Iii1999020520040310 (BBC7)
20040311 (BBC7)
20050526 (BBC7)
20080514 (BBC7)
Henry became King and ruled for over 50 years.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with Paul Eddington.
Episode 38 of 216.
This episode looks at Henry III who became King as a child and reigned for over 50 years.
26Justice, Power And The Death Of Henry1999021220111130 (R4+)It is the 12th century and in an Anglo Saxon England, Henry is king.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Anna Massey narrates.
26Simon De Mondort1999020820040311 (BBC7)
20040312 (BBC7)
20050527 (BBC7)
AdditionAl Readings by Roger May, Paul Jenkins, David Timson and John Turner.
26: `Simon de Mondort'.
The beginnings of a Parliament started in the thirteenth century when the foundations for a counsel were laid down.
The beginnings of a Parliament started in the 13th Century.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with Paul Eddington.
27A Day In The Life Of Thirteenth Century England1999020920040312 (BBC7)
20040313 (BBC7)
20050530 (BBC7)
20080516 (BBC7)
AdditionAl Readings by Roger May.
27: `A Day in the Life of 13th-Century England'.
Land becomes a commodity to be bought and sold.
The history of Britain narrated by Anna Massey.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles, with Paul Eddington.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Episode 40 of 216.
27Anarchy 20111202 (R4+)With the death of Henry, his nephew becomes King.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with Paul Eddington.
Anna Massey narrates.
28Chancery, Treasury And A 13th-century Wedding Brawl1999021020040315 (BBC7)
20040316 (BBC7)
20050531 (BBC7)
20080519 (BBC7)
AdditionAl Readings by Roger May.
28: `Chancery, Treasury and a 13th-Century Wedding Brawl.'
Edward I takes administration and good government very seriously but his attempts to regain Gascony meet with strong opposition.
Edward I has introduced the treasury, chancery and the wardrobe with the privy seal.
But there is still conflict with the Church.
Edward I has introduced the treasury, chancery and the wardrobe.
Episode 41 of 216.
28Henry Plantagenet 20111205 (R4+)Henry II takes to the throne and eventually marries Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with Paul Eddington.
29The Law, The Church And The Coming Tragedy 20111207 (R4+)With the Assize of Clarendon, Henry begins a major overhaul of the legal system.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Paul Eddington.
30Becket 20111209 (R4+)The battle between Church and State culminates in the murder of an archbishop.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles with Paul Eddington.
30The Maid Of Norway And Robert The Bruce1999021220040317 (BBC7)
20040318 (BBC7)
AdditionAl Readings by Roger May.
30: `The Maid of Norway and Robert the Bruce'.
Edward I defeats William Wallace only to be faced with a new enemy - and future King of the Scots - Robert the Bruce.
31Murder In The Cathedral1995090419990219
20040301 (BBC7)
20040302 (BBC7)
20050517 (BBC7)
20080505 (BBC7)
20111212 (R4+)
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
This programme examines the relationship between Becket and King Henry II.
Why have King Henry II and Beckett as Archbishop of Canterbury argued.
And why, after reconciliation, was Beckett murdered?
AdditionAl Readings by Roger May.
18: `Murder in the Cathedral'.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 32, PENANCE, REBELLION AND IRELAND
Previous in series: 29, THE LAW, THE CHURCH AND THE COMING TRAGEDY
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
04 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
27 Jan 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-08-21.
Episode 31 of 216.
31The King's Favourite And Bannockburn1999021520040318 (BBC7)
20040319 (BBC7)
20050603 (BBC7)
20080522 (BBC7)
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles, with Paul Eddington.
Episode 44 of 216.
AdditionAl Readings by John Turner and David Timson.
31: `The King's Favourite and Bannockburn'.
Edward II is crowned in 1307 and immediately offends the barons by his infatuation with Piers Gaveston.
32Penance, Rebellion And Ireland1995090519990222
20040302 (BBC7)
20050518 (BBC7)
20080506 (BBC7)
20111214 (R4+)
Henry, whilst seeking penance for the death of Becket, also attempts to conquer Ireland.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Henry, whilst seeking penance for the death of Beckett, also attempts to conquer Ireland.
AdditionAl Readings by Roger May.
19: `Penance, Rebellion and Ireland'.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 33, COEUR DE LION
Previous in series: 31, MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
05 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
28 Jan 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-08-21.
Episode 32 of 216.
32The Ghastly Execution1999021620040319 (BBC7)
20040320 (BBC7)
20050606 (BBC7)
20080523 (BBC7)
The Scots under Robert the Bruce had slaughtered many of the English army.
King Edward II leads the retreat.
Episode 45 of 216.
Edward II is deposed by his own wife, Isabella, who heads an invasion of England with Roger Mortimer.
33Coeur De Lion1995090619990223
20040303 (BBC7)
20040304 (BBC7)
20050519 (BBC7)
20080507 (BBC7)
20111216 (R4+)
With his father dead, Richard becomes King.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles, with Paul Eddington.
On the death of Henry, Richard Coeur de Lion becomes king.
He only visited England twice, allowing his brother John to rule.
AdditionAl Readings by Roger May.
20: Coeur de Lion.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 34, THIRD CRUSADE AND DEATH OF THE LIONHEART
Previous in series: 32, PENANCE, REBELLION AND IRELAND
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
06 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
29 Jan 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-08-21.
Episode 33 of 216.
34Third Crusade And Death Of The Lionheart1995091320050520 (BBC7)
20080508 (BBC7)
20111219 (R4+)
The final crusade and the death of Richard Coeur de Lion.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with Paul Eddington.
Anna Massey narrates, with Paul Eddington.
Episode 34 of 216.
35Bad King John And The Loss Of Normandy1995092020111221 (R4+)Richard is dead, John becomes King and there follows a separation from France.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
35Crecy, Calais And The Garter1999021920040324 (BBC7)
20040325 (BBC7)
20050609 (BBC7)
20080528 (BBC7)
When Edward returned from the battle of Crecy he brought about the Order of the Garter - a college of chivalrous Knights.
Episode 48 of 216.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain and explains the significance of the Battle of Crecy.
AdditionAl Readings by Roger May.
35: `Crecy, Calais and the Garter'.
36Magna Carta1999022620111223 (R4+)Was King John really as ruthless as he was portrayed? Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with Paul Eddington.
Was King John really as ruthless as he was portrayed? Anna Massey narrates.
37The Barons' War1999030520111226 (R4+)Henry III is now king and the Barons wage war. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with Paul Eddington.
Henry III is now king and the Barons wage war. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain
37The Baron's War1995091220080513 (BBC7)Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 38, HENRY 111
Previous in series: 36, MAGNA CARTA
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
12 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
04 Feb 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-08-21.
Henry III is now king and the Barons wage war.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with Paul Eddington.
Episode 37 of 216.
38Henry 11119950913 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 39, SIMON DE MONTFORT
Previous in series: 37, THE BARON'S WAR
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
13 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
05 Feb 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-08-21.
38Henry Iii 20111228 (R4+)Henry became King and ruled for more than 50 years. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with Paul Eddington.
Henry became King and ruled for more than 50 years.
38Richard Ii, Wat Tyler And The Peasants' Revolt1999022420040329 (BBC7)
20040330 (BBC7)
20050614 (BBC7)
38: `Richard II, Wat Tyler and the Peasants' Revolt'.
Anna Massey narrates the history of John of Gaunt and the reign of Richard the second.
Anna Massey narrates the history of John of Gaunt and the reign of Richard II.
39Simon De Monfort1999030320080515 (BBC7)
20111230 (R4+)
The beginnings of a Parliament started in the 13th Century. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with Paul Eddington.
The beginnings of a Parliament started in the 13th Century.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with Paul Eddington.
Episode 39 of 216.
40A Day In The Life Of 13th Century England1999031020120102 (R4+)Land becomes a commodity to be bought and sold. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles, with Paul Eddington.
Land becomes a commodity to be bought and sold.
41Chancery, Treasury And A 13th Century Wedding Brawl1999031720120103 (R4+)Edward I has introduced the treasury, chancery and the wardrobe with the privy seal. But there is still conflict with the Church. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
Edward I has introduced the treasury, chancery and the wardrobe with the privy seal.
41Henry V And Agincourt1999030520040401 (BBC7)
20040402 (BBC7)
20050617 (BBC7)
20080605 (BBC7)
The reign of Henry V united England as he took them into battle with France.
Episode 54 of 216.
Henry V came to power, united the English and with victory over the French at Agincourt, claimed the throne of France.
42Henry Vi, Joan Of Arc And Another Road To War1999030219990224
20040402 (BBC7)
20040403 (BBC7)
20050620 (BBC7)
20080606 (BBC7)
A sickly child, Henry VI is crowned King.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Episode 55 of 216.
A sickly child both physically and mentally, Henry VI is crowned King.
Henry Vl came to the throne when he was nine months old.
He was a sickly child, both physically and mentally.
42: `Henry VI, Joan of Arc and Another Road to War'.
42The Welsh Laws......19950919 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 44, THE KING'S FAVOURITE AND BANNOCKBURN
Previous in series: 41, CHANCERY, TREASURY AND A WEDDING BRAWL
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***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
19 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
11 Feb 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-08-25.
42The Welsh Wars And The Most-feared Weapon1999032420080520 (BBC7)
20120104 (R4+)
The Welsh fight for independence. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles, with Paul Eddington.
The Welsh fight for independence. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
The Welsh fight for independence.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles, with Paul Eddington.
Episode 42 of 216.
43From The Maid Of Norway To Robert The Bruce1995092020050602 (BBC7)
20080521 (BBC7)
20120105 (R4+)
Anna Massey introduces us to the conflict between England and Scotland, and Robert the Bruce.
Anna Massey talks about the conflict between England and Scotland, and Robert the Bruce.
Episode 43 of 216.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 46, ISABELLA AND MORTIMER
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
20 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
12 Feb 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-08-25.
44Richard Iii, The Princes In The Tower And Bosworth1999030419990316
20040406 (BBC7)
20040407 (BBC7)
20050622 (BBC7)
20080610 (BBC7)
How did Richard III come to power and what happened to the Princes in the tower?
AdditionAl Readings by Roger May.
44: `Richard III, the Princes in the Tower and Bosworth'.
How did Richard III come to power and what happened to the Princes in the tower? Anna Massey narrates.
44The King's Favourite And Bannockburn1995092720120106 (R4+)Edward II is infatuated with Piers Gaveston. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles, with Paul Eddington.
Edward II is infatuated with Piers Gaveston. The history of Britain with Anna Massey.
45The Ghastly Execution1995100420120109 (R4+)King Edward II leads the retreat from Robert the Bruce and his army. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
King Edward II leads the retreat from Robert the Bruce and his army.
46Henry Viii, Flodden And Wolsey1999031219990308
20040408 (BBC7)
20040409 (BBC7)
20050624 (BBC7)
20080612 (BBC7)
Henry VIII is made King and Wolsey becomes one of the most powerful men in ENGLAND.
AdditionAl Readings by John Hartley.
46: `Henry VIII, Flodden and Wolsey'.
Henry is King but who is the effective ruler of the realm?
Episode 59 of 216.
46Isabella And Mortimer1995092520080526 (BBC7)
20120110 (R4+)
It's 1327 and Edward II has been killed, so Roger Mortimer takes control. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
It's 1327 and Edward II has been killed, so Roger Mortimer takes control.
It's 1327 and Edward II has been killed.
The Queen's lover, Roger Mortimer, practically runs the country.
Told by Anna Massey.
Episode 46 of 216.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: EP.93
Previous in series: 43, FROM THE MAID OF NORWAY TO ROBERT THE BRUCE
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
25 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
17 Feb 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-09-11.
47Edward Iii And The Start Of The 100 Years War1995100220080527 (BBC7)
20120111 (R4+)
Edward III has his eye on the thrones of both Scotland and France. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Edward III has his eye on the thrones of both Scotland and France.
Edward III is King.
His mother, Queen Isabella, is kept captive and her lover, Mortimer, has been executed.
Episode 47 of 216.
48Crecy, Calais And The Garter1995100920120112 (R4+)Edward III instigates the Order of the Garter, a 'Camelot' for Knights. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Edward III instigates the Order of the Garter, a 'Camelot' for Knights.
49The Black Death1995092820080529 (BBC7)
20120113 (R4+)
: The Black Death blazes through Europe. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles, with Paul Eddington. Episode 49 of 216.
The Black Death blazes through Europe. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
blazes through Europe.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles, with Paul Eddington.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 50, THE BLACK PRINCE AND DEATH OF EDWARD III
Previous in series: 48, CRECY, CALAIS AND THE GARTER
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
28 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
22 Feb 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-09-11.
50A Decade Of Rebellion, Executions And Common Prayer1999031820040414 (BBC7)
20040415 (BBC7)
20050630 (BBC7)
20080618 (BBC7)
Henry VIII is dead and his weakling son is now King.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Episode 63 of 216.
50The Black Prince And Death Of Edward Iii19950929 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: EP.
51, RICHARD II, WAT TYLER, PEASANTS' REVOLT
Previous in series: 49, THE BLACK DEATH
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
29 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
23 Feb 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-09-11.
50The Black Prince And The Death Of Edward Iii 20080530 (BBC7)
20120116 (R4+)
In 14th-Century England, the plague shows signs of abating, and the war between the French and English resumes. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
In 14th-Century England, the plague shows signs of abating.
In 14th-Century England, the plague shows signs of abating, and the war between the French and English resumes.
Episode 50 of 216.
51Richard Ii, Wat Tyler, Peasants' Revolt 20080602 (BBC7)
20120117 (R4+)
Anna Massey narrates the history of John of Gaunt and the reign of Richard II.
Episode 51 of 216.
52Lancaster And Bolingbroke 20080603 (BBC7)
20120118 (R4+)
At the end of the 14th Century, the House of Lancaster is gaining prominence. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
At the end of the 14th Century, the House of Lancaster is gaining prominence.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
The House of Lancaster is seen as the centre of power.
Episode 52 of 216.
53Henry Iv, Hotspur And The Stake 20050616 (BBC7)
20080604 (BBC7)
20120119 (R4+)
The Plantagenets disband, with the House of Lancaster stepping up to rule England. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
The Plantagenets disband, with the House of Lancaster stepping up to rule England.
The Plantagenet household is to splinter and the House of Lancaster will rule England.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 53 of 216.
54Henry V And Agincourt 20120120 (R4+)Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles. The reign of Henry V unites England as he takes them into battle with France.
The reign of Henry V unites England as he takes them into battle with France.
54Trading, Slaving, Piracy And The Spanish Armada1999031820040420 (BBC7)
20040421 (BBC7)
20050706 (BBC7)
The English begin to show their thirst for knowledge and trading.
New routes are explored by men such as Frobisher and Raleigh.
AdditionAl Readings by John Hartley and Ross Livingstone.
54: `Trading, Slaving, Piracy and the Spanish Armada'.
It is the time of great exploration and also of war with Spain.
55Essex, Ireland And Sturdy Beggars1999031919990315
20040421 (BBC7)
20040422 (BBC7)
20050707 (BBC7)
20080625 (BBC7)
AdditionAl Readings by John Hartley and Ross Livingstone.
55: `Essex, Ireland and Sturdy Beggar'.
It is a time of court rivalries in the late 16th Century.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
It is a time of court rivalries in the late sixteenth century.
Episode 68 of 216.
55Essex, Ireland And Sturdy Beggars1999032519990315
20040421 (BBC7)
20040422 (BBC7)
20050707 (BBC7)
AdditionAl Readings by John Hartley and Ross Livingstone.
55: `Essex, Ireland and Sturdy Beggar'.
It is a time of court rivalries in the late 16th Century.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
It is a time of court rivalries in the late sixteenth century.
55Henry Vi, Joan Of Arc And Another Road To War 20120123 (R4+)A sickly child both physically and mentally, Henry VI is crowned King. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
A sickly child both physically and mentally, Henry VI is crowned King.
56How A King Of Scots Became King Of England1999040120040422 (BBC7)
20040423 (BBC7)
20050708 (BBC7)
20080626 (BBC7)
Elizabeth has died and James becomes the first Stewart King of England.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Elizabeth has died and James becomes the first Steward King of England.
Anna Massey narrates.
Episode 69 of 216.
56The Wars Of The Roses 20120124 (R4+)Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, tracing the roots of the Wars of the Roses. With Paul Eddington.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, tracing the roots of the Wars of the Roses.
57Richard Iii, Princes In The Tower, Bosworth 20120125 (R4+)How did Richard III come to power, and what happened to the Princes in the tower? Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
How did Richard III come to power, and what happened to the Princes in the tower?
58The First Tudor King 20080611 (BBC7)
20120126 (R4+)
The English people are still recovering from plague, famine and war when the Tudors begin their reign. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
The English are recovering from plague, famine and war when the Tudors begin their reign.
The English people are still recovering from plague, famine and war when the Tudors begin their reign.
59Charles I And The Right Of A Gentleman1999040620040427 (BBC7)
20040428 (BBC7)
At the age of 25, Charles I assumes the throne and soon finds himself at loggerheads with an increasingly restless Parliament.
59Henry Viii, Flodden And Wolsey 20120127 (R4+)Henry is King but who is the effective ruler of the realm? Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
Henry is King but who is the effective ruler of the realm? Anna Massey narrates.
60Erasmus, Anne Boleyn And The Death Of Wolsey1999041320080613 (BBC7)
20120130 (R4+)
Henry attempts to rid himself of Catherine and opens up a religious can of worms. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Henry attempts to rid himself of Catherine and opens up a religious can of worms.
Henry attempts to rid himself of Catherine and finds himself in a religious conflict.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 60 of 216.
61The End Of The Monasteries1999042020080616 (BBC7)
20120131 (R4+)
Anne Boleyn is beheaded, Henry marries Jane Seymour and Thomas Cromwell gains a powerful position. Narrated by Anna Massey.
Anne Boleyn is killed, Henry marries Jane Seymour and Thomas Cromwell gains a high post.
Anne Boleyn is beheaded, Henry marries Jane Seymour and Thomas Cromwell gains a powerful position.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 61 of 216.
62The Auld Alliance And The Death Of Henry Viii1999042720080617 (BBC7)
20120201 (R4+)
Henry pursues his war with France and Scotland and brings Wales under the rule of England. Narrated by Anna Massey.
Henry pursues his war with France and Scotland and brings Wales under the rule of England.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 62 of 216.
62The Civil War Begins1999033019990324
20040430 (BBC7)
20040501 (BBC7)
20050718 (BBC7)
20080704 (BBC7)
With only 800 horses, the King raises his standard in Nottingham, an official declaration of the war.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Paul Eddington and Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Ross Livingstone.
62: `The Civil War Begins'.
It's January 1642 and Charles I is about to make a big mistake.
Episode 75 of 216.
63A Decade Of Rebellion, Executions And Common Prayer1999040620120202 (R4+)Henry VIII is dead and his weakling son is now King. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles, with Paul Eddington.
Henry VIII is dead and his weakling son is now King. Anna Massey narrates.
64Bloody Mary And The Burning Of Cranmer1999041320080619 (BBC7)
20120203 (R4+)
Mary intends to restore England to the authority of the Pope. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
Mary intends to restore England to the authority of the Pope.
Episode 64 of 216.
65The Elizabethans1999042020080620 (BBC7)
20120206 (R4+)
Elizabeth comes to power at the age of twenty-five. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles, with Paul Eddington.
Elizabeth comes to power at the age of twenty-five.
Elizabeth comes to power at the age of 25.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles, with Paul Eddington.
Episode 65 of 216.
66The Spinster, The Habsburg And Scottish Widow1999042720120207 (R4+)The advisers of Elizabeth attempt to persuade her to marry. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
The advisers of Elizabeth attempt to persuade her to marry.
67Trading, Slavery, Piracy And The Spanish Armada1999050420120208 (R4+)The English begin to show their thirst for knowledge and trading. New routes are explored by men such as Frobisher and Raleigh.
The English thirst for knowledge and trading. Frobisher and Raleigh explore new routes.
68Essex, Ireland And Sturdy Beggars1999051120120209 (R4+)It is a time of court rivalries in the late 16th Century. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
It is a time of court rivalries in the late 16th Century.
69How A King Of Scots Became King Of England1999051820120210 (R4+)Elizabeth has died and James becomes the first Stewart King of England. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Elizabeth has died and James becomes the first Stewart King of England.
69Milton And The Galileo Connection1999040820050727 (BBC7)
20080715 (BBC7)
It is the time of new ideas and challenges to accepted ways of thinking.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Episode 82 of 216.
70A Damp Squib, A Bible And Widow Thirkettle1999041520080627 (BBC7)
20120213 (R4+)
It is the time of James I, the gunpowder plot and religious strife. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
It is the time of James I, the gunpowder plot and religious strife.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
Episode 70 of 216.
71The Cavalier Parliament1999041619990412
20050729 (BBC7)
20080717 (BBC7)
Charles II returns to England to become King but he is in a great deal of debt.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Stephen Critchlow and David Holt.
71: `The Cavalier Parliament'.
Episode 84 of 216.
71The Death Of Raleigh And The First King Of Great Britain 20080630 (BBC7)
20120214 (R4+)
1616 - Walter Raleigh is in prison. Then a young man called George Villiers appears in court circles. Narrated by Anna Massey.
Walter Raleigh is in prison. A young man called George Villiers appears in court circles.
1616 - Walter Raleigh is in prison.
Then a young man called George Villiers appears in court circles.
Episode 71 of 216.
72Charles I And The Right Of An Englishman 20080701 (BBC7)
20120215 (R4+)
At the age of 25, Charles I assumes the throne and soon finds himself at loggerheads with an increasingly restless Parliament.
Charles I takes the throne and is at loggerheads with an increasingly restless Parliament.
At the age of 25, Charles I takes the throne and finds himself at loggerheads with an increasingly restless Parliament.
Episode 72 of 216.
73The Scottish Revolt And The Seeds Of Civil War 20120216 (R4+)Trouble north of the border means Charles I now needs the Parliament he had dissolved 11 years earlier. Anna Massey narrates.
Trouble north of the border means Charles I now needs the Parliament he had dissolved.
74The King's On The Run 20080703 (BBC7)
20120217 (R4+)
Parliament flexes its muscles, challenging the power of the sovereign. For some supporters of the King, the end is nigh.
Parliament flexes its muscles, challenging the power of the sovereign.
For some supporters of the King, the end is nigh.
Episode 74 of 216.
74Unholy Trinity - Church, Law And Medicine1999041519990409
20050803 (BBC7)
20080722 (BBC7)
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Stephen Critchlow and David Holt.
74: `Unholy Trinity - Church, Law and Medicine'.
Liberty, according to Culpeper, is impaired by three sorts of men: priests, physicians and lawyers.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Liberty, according to Culpepper, is impaired by three sorts of men: priests, physicians and lawyers.
Episode 87 of 216.
75The Civil War Begins1999042220120220 (R4+)It's January 1642 and Charles I is about to make a big mistake. Narrated by Anna Massey.
It's January 1642 and Charles I is about to make a big mistake.
76Paradise Lost To Pilgrim's Progress1999042919990419
20050805 (BBC7)
20080724 (BBC7)
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by David Holt.
76: `Paradise Lost to Pilgrim's Progress'.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Milton, Bunyan and religion are the focus of this programme.
Milton, Bunyan and religion are the focus as
Episode 89 of 216.
76The Rise And Rise Of Oliver Cromwell 20120221 (R4+)Some Kings lost their heads but only Charles I lost the monarchy. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Some Kings lost their heads but only Charles I lost the monarchy.
77The First Redcoats And The Battle Of Naseby 20080708 (BBC7)
20120222 (R4+)
1645 and the Battle of Naseby began, which historians believe was the start of modern British democracy. Narrated by Anna Massey.
1645 and the Battle of Naseby, which historians believe began modern British democracy.
1645 and the Battle of Naseby began, which historians believe was the start of modern British democracy.
Episode 77 of 216.
78The Execution Of Charles I 20080709 (BBC7)
20120223 (R4+)
Money had to be found for the war and taxes were high. Anna Massey narrates the events leading up to the execution of Charles.
Money had to be found for the war and taxes were high.
Anna Massey narrates the events leading up to the execution of Charles.
Episode 78 of 216.
79Judge Jeffreys1999050419990422
20050810 (BBC7)
20080729 (BBC7)
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by David Holt.
79: `Judge Jeffreys'.
The Monmouth rebellion had failed.
He and some of his followers were executed.
Episode 92 of 216.
79The Republic Of England 20120224 (R4+)Upon the execution of Charles I, England becomes a republic.
80The Lord Protector1999051120050725 (BBC7)
20080711 (BBC7)
20120227 (R4+)
With his new powers and godly duties, Cromwell is asked to become King. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
With his new powers and godly duties, Cromwell is asked to become King.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Cromwell is asked if he would be King.
Episode 80 of 216.
81The Beginning Of The Restoration1999051820080714 (BBC7)
20120228 (R4+)
With the death of Cromwell, England once more aims towards a monarchy. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
With the death of Cromwell, England once more aims towards a monarchy.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Episode 81 of 216.
82Milton And The Galileo Connection1999052520120229 (R4+)It is a time of new ideas and challenges to accepted ways of thinking. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
It's a time of new ideas and challenges to accepted ways of thinking. Anna Massey narrates
83Charles Ii And The Return Of The Monarchy1999060120080716 (BBC7)
20120301 (R4+)
As royalty and Parliament are restored, Samuel Pepys reports on the King's homecoming. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
As royalty and Parliament are restored, Samuel Pepys reports on the King's homecoming.
A King returns to England.
It was not only the restoration of the monarchy but also of Parliament.
Episode 83 of 216.
84The Cavalier Parliament1999060820120302 (R4+)Charles II returns to England to become King, but he is in a great deal of debt. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
Charles II returns to England to become King, but he is in a great deal of debt.
85The Battle Of The Boyne1999051819990430
20050818 (BBC7)
20080806 (BBC7)
With the help of a soldier's diary this programme looks at the way the Irish lived.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by David Holt and Denys Hawthorne.
85: `The Battle of the Boyne'.
The exiled James II seeks to inspire an Irish rebellion.
Episode 98 of 216.
85The First Political Parties1999061520080718 (BBC7)
20120305 (R4+)
Charles II begins his long reign and the first political parties emerge. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Charles II begins his reign and the first political parties emerge. Anna Massey narrates.
This episode sees the emergence of the first political party: the Whigs.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Episode 85 of 216.
86The Great Plague And The Great Fire1999062220080721 (BBC7)
20120306 (R4+)
In the space of one year, London suffered two of Britain's greatest catastrophes. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
In the space of one year, London suffered two of Britain's greatest catastrophes.
Looking at the plague and fire, and the expansion of the Dutch colonies.
Episode 86 of 216.
86Union With Scotland1999060119990510
20050826 (BBC7)
20080814 (BBC7)
It's 1707 and the Union of Scotland and England is imminent.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Denys Hawthorne and Brett Usher.
86: `Union with Scotland'.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 105, ENGLAND LOSES AN ADMIRAL - Previous in series: 103, THE BATTLE OF BLENHEIM
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
11 Jan 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
10 May 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-12-22.
Episode 104 of 216.
87Unholy Trinity Church, Law And Medicine1999060820120307 (R4+)According to Culpepper, liberty is impaired by three sorts of men: priests, physicians and lawyers. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
According to Culpepper, liberty is impaired by priests, physicians and lawyers.
88Highwaymen, The Rise Of Marlborough And War With Spain1999051119990505
20050823 (BBC7)
20080811 (BBC7)
When soldiers found themselves without work, crime rose as they tried to support themselves.
Some became highwaymen.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Denys Hawthorne.
88: `Highwaymen, the Rise of Marlborough and War with Spain'.
Episode 101 of 216.
88The First Winston Churchill 20080723 (BBC7)
20120308 (R4+)
The influence and legacy of King Charles II, who died in 1685. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
The influence and legacy of King Charles II, who died in 1685. Anna Massey narrates.
This programme takes a close look at Charles II, who died in 1685.
Episode 88 of 216.
89A New Queen1999051819990506Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Denys Hawthorne.
89: `A New Queen'.
89Paradise Lost To Pilgrim's Progress 20120309 (R4+)The concerns of John Milton and John Bunyan, and the fear of Catholicism. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
The concerns of John Milton and John Bunyan, and the fear of Catholicism.
90The Death Of Charles Ii 20080725 (BBC7)
20120312 (R4+)
In the last five years of his reign, Charles II was to prove his worth.
In the last five years of his reign, Charles proves his worth.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Episode 90 of 216.
91James Ii And The Monmouth Rebellion 20080728 (BBC7)
20120313 (R4+)
England has a new monarch and the English are now drinking tea. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
England has a new monarch and the English are now drinking tea.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
92End Of The War And Marlborough Accused 19990512Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Denys Hawthorne and Brett Usher.
92: `End of the War and Marlborough Accused'.
92Judge Jeffries 20120314 (R4+)The Monmouth rebellion had failed. He and some of his followers were executed. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
The Monmouth rebellion had failed. He and some of his followers were executed.
93The 1688 Revolution 20080730 (BBC7)
20120315 (R4+)
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles. This episode looks at the power of James, the last ever Catholic King.
This episode looks at the power of James, the last ever Catholic King.
94William Of Orange 20120316 (R4+)James attempts to reverse certain unpopular decisions but it proves too late. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
James attempts to reverse certain unpopular decisions but it proves too late.
95The Return To War 20120319 (R4+)Following the death of James II, England has a Protestant monarchy once again. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
Following the death of James II, England has a Protestant monarchy once again.
96The Kingdom Of William And Mary 20080804 (BBC7)
20120320 (R4+)
Witchcraft and war preparations mark the beginning of William and Mary's reign. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
Witchcraft and war preparations mark the beginning of William and Mary's reign.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 96 of 216.
97The Origin Of The Jacobites 20050817 (BBC7)
20080805 (BBC7)
20120321 (R4+)
During the Jacobite rebellion, William III faced frequent skirmishes in Scotland. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
During the Jacobite rebellion, William III faced frequent skirmishes in Scotland.
During the Jacobite rebellion, William III had to deal with frequent skirmishes arising in Scotland.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 97 of 216.
William III had to deal with frequent skirmishes arising in Scotland.
This episode traces the Scottish origins of the line.
97Walpole, The First Prime Minister1999051819990512Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Brett Usher.
97: `Walpole, the First Prime Minister'.
98New Hanoverians, Death, Gin And Defoe1999052519990519Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Brett Usher.
98: `New Hanoverians, Death, Gin and Defoe'.
98The Battle Of The Boyne 20120322 (R4+)The exiled James II seeks to inspire an Irish rebellion. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
The exiled James II seeks to inspire an Irish rebellion. Anna Massey narrates.
99Monarchy, Cabinet, Dirty Taxes At The Crossroads1999060119990520Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Brett Usher.
99: `Monarchy, Cabinet, Dirty Taxes at the Crossroads'.
99War In Europe 20120323 (R4+)William's campaign against the French sparks another financial crisis for the monarchy. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
William's campaign against the French leads the monarchy into another financial crisis.
100The Death Of King Billy And The Coming Of Queen Anne 20050822 (BBC7)
20080808 (BBC7)
20120326 (R4+)
A truce is declared in Europe and all change for royalty as Queen Mary dies. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
A truce is declared in Europe and all change for royalty as Queen Mary dies.
A truce is declared in Europe and Queen Mary dies.
Episode 100 of 216.
A truce is declared in Europe and England finds a new way of taxing its people.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
101Highwaymen, The Rise Of Marlborough ........19960108 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 102, 1702-A NEW QUEEN & WHY BRITAIN MUST GO TO WAR
Previous in series: 100, DEATH OF KING BILLY AND COMING OF QUEEN ANNE
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08 Jan 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
05 May 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-12-22.
101Highwaymen, The Rise Of Marlborough And War With Spain 20120327 (R4+)When soldiers found themselves without work, crime rose and some became highwaymen. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
When soldiers found themselves without work, crime rose and some became highwaymen.
101Queen Caroline And The Emergence Of Pitt1999061519990524
20050912 (BBC7)
A look at Caroline, the wife of the new monarch.
1021702 - A New Queen And Why Britain Must Go To War1996010919990506
20050824 (BBC7)
20080812 (BBC7)
20120328 (R4+)
Queen Anne married George of Denmark and had no children, although she had been pregnant 18 times. She was also the last monarch to veto a bill of parliament. Anna Massey narrates.
Queen Anne married George of Denmark and had no children, but she was pregnant 18 times.
Queen Anne married George of Denmark and had no children, although she had been pregnant 18 times.
Recorded on 1995-12-22.
102A Bottled Ear, Grog And Rule Britannia1999052519990519
20040628 (BBC7)
20050913 (BBC7)
20080901 (BBC7)
Jenkins' Ear sends Britain to war and Admiral Vernon waters down the rum.
With Anna Massey.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Brett Usher.
102: `A Bottled Ear, Grog and Rule, Britannia'.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 117, PATRONAGE AND THE FALL OF Robert Walpole
Previous in series: 65, THE ELIZABETHANS
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29 Jan 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
25 May 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1996-01-19.
Jenkins' Ear sends Britain to war, Admiral Vernon waters down the rum and Britannia tries to rule the waves.
Episode 116 of 216.
103The Battle Of Blenheim1996011020080813 (BBC7)
20120329 (R4+)
By the start of the 18th century, Anne is queen and England is once again at war. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
By the start of the 18th century, Anne is queen and England is once again at war.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 104, UNION WITH SCOTLAND
Previous in series: 102, 1702-A NEW QUEEN & WHY BRITAIN MUST GO TO WAR
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10 Jan 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
07 May 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-12-22.
England is once again at war with the French.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 103 of 216.
104Union With Scotland1996011119990510
20050826 (BBC7)
20120330 (R4+)
It's 1707 and the union of Scotland and England is imminent. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
It's 1707 and the union of Scotland and England is imminent. Anna Massey narrates.
It's 1707 and the Union of Scotland and England is imminent.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Denys Hawthorne and Brett Usher.
86: `Union with Scotland'.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 105, ENGLAND LOSES AN ADMIRAL - Previous in series: 103, THE BATTLE OF BLENHEIM
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11 Jan 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
10 May 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-12-22.
105Bonnie Prince Charlie, Culloden And God Save The King1999061519990528
20050916 (BBC7)
20080904 (BBC7)
While war continues in Europe, there's a threat to the Crown from nearer home as the Young Pretender marches south.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Brett Usher.
105: `Bonnie Prince Charlie, Culloden and God Save the King'.
While war rages in Europe, a threat to the Crown comes from nearer home as the Young Pretender goes south.
Episode 119 of 216.
105England Loses An Admiral1996011220080815 (BBC7)
20120402 (R4+)
The British have captured Gibraltar, but in the newly formed United Kingdom many are leaving for the New World.
The British have captured Gibraltar, but many from the UK are leaving for the New World.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 106, FRUITLESS CARNAGE AND THE END OF MARLBOROUGH
Previous in series: 104, UNION WITH SCOTLAND
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12 Jan 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
11 May 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-12-22.
Episode 105 of 216.
106Fruitless Carnage And The End Of Marlborough1996011520050830 (BBC7)
20080818 (BBC7)
20120403 (R4+)
The Duke of Marlborough embarks on another campaign. Anna Massey narrates British history, with help from Peter Jeffrey.
The Duke of Marlborough embarks on another campaign. Anna Massey narrates.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 108, THE KING OF ENGLAND WHO COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH
Previous in series: 105, ENGLAND LOSES AN ADMIRAL - Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
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15 Jan 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-12-22.
The Duke of Marlborough embarks on another campaign.
Anna Massey narrates British history, with Peter Jeffrey as Churchill.
Anna Massey narrates British history.
Episode 106 of 216.
106Hogarth, The Prince Of Gin, And Pitt The Elder1999062219990531
20050919 (BBC7)
The row over William Pitt, the art of William Hogarth and the misery of Gin Lane.
107The End Of The War With France1996011620050831 (BBC7)
20080819 (BBC7)
20120404 (R4+)
The political intrigues of Marlborough and his wife are examined in this episode, narrated by Anna Massey.
The political intrigues of Marlborough and his wife are examined in this episode.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 167, DEATH OF CANNING AND WELLINGTON IN DOWNING ST
Previous in series: 85, THE FIRST POLITICAL PARTIES
Broadcast history
16 Jan 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-12-22.
Episode 107 of 216.
108Clive Of India1999070619990602
20040706 (BBC7)
20040707 (BBC7)
20050921 (BBC7)
20080909 (BBC7)
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles, with Peter Jeffrey.
What kind of man was Clive of India?
India and North America have an increasing influence on the affairs at home.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Brett Usher.
108: `Clive of India'.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 123, DEATH OF A PRIME MINISTER, SACKING OF PITT...
Previous in series: 121, THE TREATY OF SERENE AND POTENT KINGS - Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
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06 Feb 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
02 Jun 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1996-01-19.
What kind of man was Clive of India? Episode 122 of 216.
108Clive Of India1996020619990602
20040706 (BBC7)
20040707 (BBC7)
20050921 (BBC7)
What kind of man was Clive of India?
India and North America have an increasing influence on the affairs at home.
108: `Clive of India'.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 123, DEATH OF A PRIME MINISTER, SACKING OF PITT...
Previous in series: 121, THE TREATY OF SERENE AND POTENT KINGS - Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
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06 Feb 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
02 Jun 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1996-01-19.
108The King Of England Who Couldn't Speak English1996011720080820 (BBC7)
20120405 (R4+)
Marlborough is accused of misappropriating funds that were meant for the war. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
Marlborough is accused of misappropriating funds that were meant for the war.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 109, THE HANOVERIANS AND THE JACOBITE RISING
Previous in series: 106, FRUITLESS CARNAGE AND THE END OF MARLBOROUGH
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17 Jan 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
13 May 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-12-22.
Anna Massey narrates.
Episode 108 of 216.
109The Hanoverians And The Jacobite Rising1996011820080821 (BBC7)
20120406 (R4+)
The rise of the man destined to become Britain's first Prime Minister - Robert Walpole. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
The rise of the man destined to become Britain's first Prime Minister - Robert Walpole.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 110, THE DAMNING OF THE MACGREGORS - Previous in series: 108, THE KING OF ENGLAND WHO COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH
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***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
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18 Jan 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
14 May 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-12-22.
The rise of Robert Walpole, the first British Prime Minister.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
Episode 109 of 216.
110Black Hole Of Calcutta, Minorca And Seven Years War1999072019990604Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Brett Usher.
110: `Black Hole of Calcutta, Minorca and Seven Years War'.
110The Damning Of The Macgregors1996011920050905 (BBC7)
20080822 (BBC7)
20120409 (R4+)
What benefits did a united land bring to the Scots? Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles with Peter Jeffrey.
What benefits did a united land bring to the Scots? Anna Massey narrates British history.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 111, Robert Walpole - THE FIRST PRIME MINISTER
Previous in series: 109, THE HANOVERIANS AND THE JACOBITE RISING
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19 Jan 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
17 May 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-12-22.
What were the benefits to the Scots in a united land? Anna Massey narrates British history with Peter Jeffrey as Churchill.
What benefits did a united land bring to the Scots? Anna Massey narrates British history, with help from Peter Jeffrey.
Episode 110 of 216.
111Pitt1999072719990607Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Brett Usher and Keith Drinkel.
111: `Pitt's Militia, Canada and Act of Marriage'.
111Robert Walpole19960122 - THE FIRST PRIME MINISTER
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 112, THE NEW HANOVERIANS-DEATH, GIN AND DEFOE
Previous in series: 110, THE DAMNING OF THE MACGREGORS - Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
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22 Jan 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
18 May 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-12-22.
111Robert Walpole - The First Prime Minister 20050906 (BBC7)
20080825 (BBC7)
20120410 (R4+)
How the first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole rose to power in 1721. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
How the first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole rose to power in 1721. Anna Massey narrates.
This episode charts the rise of the first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole.
Episode 111 of 216.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
112The New Hanoverians19960123 -DEATH, GIN AND DEFOE
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 113, MONARCHY, CABINET, AND DIRTY TAXES - Previous in series: 111, Robert Walpole - THE FIRST PRIME MINISTER
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23 Jan 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
19 May 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-12-22.
112The New Hanoverians - Death, Gin And Defoe 20050907 (BBC7)
20080826 (BBC7)
20120411 (R4+)
Daniel Defoe makes an appearance as a social historian, charting a struggling society and the rise of tradesmen. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Daniel Defoe charts a struggling society and the rise of tradesmen. Anna Massey narrates.
Daniel Defoe makes an appearance as a social historian.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Episode 112 of 216.
113Monarchy, Cabinet And Dirty Taxes 20120412 (R4+)1724, and Robert Walpole tries to resolve internal threats to his government. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
1724, and Robert Walpole tries to resolve internal threats to his government.
113Monarchy, Cabinet, And Dirty Taxes1996012420050908 (BBC7)
20080827 (BBC7)
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 114, GEORGE II AND TURNIP TOWNSHEND
Previous in series: 112, THE NEW HANOVERIANS-DEATH, GIN AND DEFOE
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24 Jan 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
20 May 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-12-22.
It is 1724 and Robert Walpole attempts to resolve internal threats to his government.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 113 of 216.
114George Ii And Turnip Townsend1996013120120413 (R4+)A new King takes the throne and Walpole attempts to keep stability. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
A new King takes the throne and Walpole attempts to keep stability. Anna Massey narrates.
114George Ii And Turnip Townshend1996012520080828 (BBC7)Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 115, QUEEN CAROLINE AND THE EMERGENCE OF W.
PITT
Previous in series: 113, MONARCHY, CABINET, AND DIRTY TAXES - Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
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25 Jan 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
21 May 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-12-22.
A new King takes the throne and Walpole attempts to keep stability.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Episode 114 of 216.
115Queen Caroline And The Emergence Of W. Pitt1996012620120416 (R4+)Looking at Caroline, the queen, and her link to Walpole. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Looking at Caroline, the queen, and her link to Walpole. Anna Massey narrates.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 126, 1757 - THE FIRST WORLD WAR
Previous in series: 114, GEORGE II AND TURNIP TOWNSHEND
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26 Jan 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
24 May 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-12-22.
116A Bottled Ear, Grog And Rule Britannia1996012919990519
20040628 (BBC7)
20050913 (BBC7)
20120417 (R4+)
Jenkins' Ear sends Britain to war, Admiral Vernon waters down the rum and Britannia tries to rule the waves. With Anna Massey.
Jenkins' Ear sends Britain to war and Admiral Vernon waters down the rum.
With Anna Massey.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Brett Usher.
102: `A Bottled Ear, Grog and Rule, Britannia'.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 117, PATRONAGE AND THE FALL OF Robert Walpole
Previous in series: 65, THE ELIZABETHANS
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
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29 Jan 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
25 May 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1996-01-19.
117Patronage And The Fall Of Robert Walpole1996013020080902 (BBC7)
20120418 (R4+)
Walpole resigns, patronage comes under the microscope and the King fears his nephew across the sea. Narrated by Anna Massey.
Walpole resigns, patronage comes under the microscope and the King fears his nephew.

Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 118, WAR, PRAGMATISM AND THE FINAL CHARGE - Previous in series: 116, A BOTTLED EAR, GROG AND RULE BRITANNIA
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30 Jan 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
26 May 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1996-01-19.
Walpole resigns, patronage comes under the microscope and the King fears his nephew across the sea.
Episode 117 of 216.
117Stamp Act, Rockingham, Hargreaves And Jenny19990615 Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Keith Drinkel, Kim Wall and Jonathan Adams.
117: `Stamp Act, Rockingham, Hargreaves and Jenny'.
118Smugglers, Cabinets And Edinburgh New Town19990616 Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
Additional readings by Keith Drinkel, Kim Wall and Jonathan Adams 
118War, Pragmatism And The Final Charge Of An English Monarch1996013120050915 (BBC7)
20080903 (BBC7)
20120419 (R4+)
The war of the Austrian succession, the pragmatic army and a king goes into battle. Narrated by Anna Massey.
The war of the Austrian succession, the pragmatic army and a king goes into battle.

Narrated by Anna Massey.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 119, BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE, CULLODEN AND GOD SAVE.
Previous in series: 117, PATRONAGE AND THE FALL OF Robert Walpole
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31 Jan 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
27 May 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1996-01-19.
Episode 118 of 216.
119Bonnie Prince Charlie, Culloden And God Save19960201 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 121, THE TREATY OF SERENE AND POTENT KINGS - Previous in series: 118, WAR, PRAGMATISM AND THE FINAL CHARGE - Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
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01 Feb 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
28 May 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1996-01-19.
119Bonnie Prince Charlie, Culloden And God Save The King 20120420 (R4+)As war continues in Europe, there's a threat to the Crown from nearer home as the Young Pretender marches south. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
There's a threat to the Crown from near home as the Young Pretender marches south.
 
120Hogarth, The Price Of Gin And Pitt The Elder1996020220080905 (BBC7)
20120423 (R4+)
The row over William Pitt, the art of William Hogarth, the misery of Gin Lane. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
The row over William Pitt, the art of William Hogarth, the misery of Gin Lane.

Producer: P.
ATKIN
Description
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02 Feb 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
31 May 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1996-01-19.
Anna Massey narrates.
Episode 120 of 216.
121The Treaty Of Serene And Potent Kings And Roast Beef And Plum Pudding1996020520040706 (BBC7)
20050920 (BBC7)
20080908 (BBC7)
20120424 (R4+)
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles. It's the middle of the 18th century and the Whigs are fading fast.
It's the middle of the 18th century and the Whigs are fading fast.

1750s.
George II is King.
Hume, Fielding and Dr Johnson thrive and India and North America have an impact.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 122, CLIVE OF INDIA
Previous in series: 119, BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE, CULLODEN AND GOD SAVE.
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
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05 Feb 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
01 Jun 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1996-01-19.
Episode 121 of 216.
122Clive Of India1996021220120425 (R4+)Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles, with Peter Jeffrey. What kind of man was Clive of India?
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain. What kind of man was Clive of India?
123Death Of A Prime Minister, Sacking Of Pitt...19960207 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 124, THE BLACK HOLE OF CALCUTTA, MINORCA - Previous in series: 122, CLIVE OF INDIA
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***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
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07 Feb 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
03 Jun 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1996-01-19.
123Death Of A Prime Minister, The Sacking Of Pitt And A New Calendar1996021920040707 (BBC7)
20040708 (BBC7)
20050922 (BBC7)
20080910 (BBC7)
20120426 (R4+)
Pitt's vision of becoming Prime Minister looks remote and Britain comes to dominate world trade. Narrated by Anna Massey.
Pitt's vision of becoming Prime Minister looks remote and Britain dominates world trade.
Pitt's vision of being Prime Minister looks remote and Britain comes to dominate world trade.
Episode 123 of 216.
Pitt's vision of becoming Prime Minister looks remote and Britain comes to dominate world trade.
124The Black Hole Of Calcutta, Minorca And Seven Years War1996021420080911 (BBC7)
20120427 (R4+)
Pitt the Elder comes to realise his ambition and proves his worth. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Pitt the Elder comes to realise his ambition and proves his worth.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
124The Black Hole Of Calcutta, Minorca..........19960208 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 125, PITT'S MILITIA, A PLAN TO INVADE CANADA, - Previous in series: 123, DEATH OF A PRIME MINISTER, SACKING OF PITT...
Description
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08 Feb 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
04 Jun 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1996-01-19.
125Pitt's Militia, A Plan To Invade Canada,.....19960209 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 142, JEFFERSON AND THE FOURTH OF JULY
Previous in series: 124, THE BLACK HOLE OF CALCUTTA, MINORCA - Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
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09 Feb 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
07 Jun 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1996-01-19.
125Pitt's Militia, The Plan To Invade Canada And An Act Of Marriage 20040709 (BBC7)
20040710 (BBC7)
20050926 (BBC7)
20080912 (BBC7)
20120430 (R4+)
Pitt makes the decision to invade Canada, and the Marriage Act is passed. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Pitt makes the decision to invade Canada, and the Marriage Act is passed.
Episode 125 of 216.
Pitt plans to invade Canada, and the Marriage Act is passed.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
1261757 - The First World War1996021620080915 (BBC7)Global conflict was raging in the middle of the 18th century, but the biggest enemies were Britain and France.
With Anna Massey.
Episode 126 of 216.
126The First World War 20050927 (BBC7)
20120501 (R4+)
Global conflict was raging in the middle of the 18th century, but the biggest enemies were Britain and France. With Anna Massey.
Global conflict was raging in the 18th century, particularly between Britain and France.
Global conflict was raging in the middle of the 18th century, but the main enemies were Britain and France.
With Anna Massey.
127India And The Death Of George Ii1996021320040713 (BBC7)
20040714 (BBC7)
20050928 (BBC7)
20080916 (BBC7)
20120502 (R4+)
Focussing on one of the most significant figures of British rule in India, Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
Focussing on one of the most significant figures of British rule in India.
We learn about one of the most significant figures of British rule in India.
We learn about one of the most significant figures of British rule in India as
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 128, THE END OF PITT THE ELDER
Previous in series: 126, 1757 - THE FIRST WORLD WAR
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13 Feb 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
09 Jun 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1996-02-04.
Focusing on one of the most significant figures of British rule in India, Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
Episode 127 of 216.
128The End Of Pitt The Elder19960215 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 129, END OF THE SEVEN YEARS WAR
Previous in series: 127, INDIA AND THE DEATH OF GEORGE II
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
15 Feb 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
10 Jun 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1996-02-04.
128The End Of Pitt The Elder And The First Canal1996022020040714 (BBC7)
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Despite his achievements in India and North America, Pitt the Elder is forced to resign at the time of his greatest success.
Despite his achievements in India and North America, Pitt the Elder is forced to resign.
Despite his achievements in India and North America, Pitt the Elder has to resign during his greatest success.
129Revolution And War With The French19990701 Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by David Holt.
129: `Revolution and War with the French'.
129The End Of The Seven Years War 20080918 (BBC7)
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We've reached the demise of George II and George III's attempts at radical constitutional change. Narrated by Anna Massey.
The demise of George II and George III's attempts at radical constitutional change.
We've reached the demise of George II and George III's attempts at radical constitutional change.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 129 of 216.
130Grenville As Pm And How Boswell Met Johnson 20040716 (BBC7)
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Anna Massey narrates the rise of Grenville.
Episode 130 of 216.
131Infant Poverty And The North Briton 20051004 (BBC7)
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The North Briton newspaper exposed corruption within Parliament. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
The North Briton newspaper exposed corruption within Parliament. Anna Massey narrates.
The North Briton newspaper exposed corruption within Parliament.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Episode 131 of 216.
132Rockingham, The Stamp Act, Hargreaves And Jenny1996022820051005 (BBC7)
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Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles. This programme looks at the character of King George III.
This programme looks at the character of King George III. Narrated by Anna Massey.
132, ROCKINGHAM, THE STAMP ACT, HARGREAVES & JENNY
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 133, GOLDSMITH AND STERNE, AND C18TH LETTERS
Previous in series: 131, INFANT POVERTY AND THE NORTH BRITON
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
28 Feb 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
15 Jun 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1996-02-04.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
This programme looks at the character of King George III.
Episode 132 of 216.
This programme looks at the character of King George III as
132Suicide Of Castlereagh, Peel And Criminal Reform19990706 Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Denys Hawthorne.
132: `Suicide of Castlereagh, Peel and Criminal Reform'.
133Goldsmith And Sterne And 18th Century Letters1996022920051006 (BBC7)
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A time of inventions, salons and smuggling in eighteenth century Britain. Narrated by Anna Massey.
A time of inventions, salons and smuggling in eighteenth century Britain.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 133 of 216.
134Death Of Canning And Wellington In Downing Street1999070820051123 (BBC7)Change is in the air, but Canning's time in office is cut short.
With trouble at home and abroad, Wellington is the new PM.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Denys Hawthorne.
134: `Death of Canning and Wellington in Downing Street'.
134Edinburgh New Town 20051007 (BBC7)
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Anna Massey takes a look at the taxation of American imports and the development of Edinburgh.
Anna Massey looks at the taxation of American imports and the development of Edinburgh.
135Captain Cook 20080926 (BBC7)
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Cook was given secret orders when he sailed from England. These were published in 1928. Narrated by Anna Massey.
Cook was given secret orders when he sailed from England.
These were published in 1928.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 135 of 216.
136The Death Of George Iv And The Start Of Reform19990712 Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Denys Hawthorne.
136: `The Death of George IV and the Start of Reform'.
136Window Taxes And Highway Robbery 20080929 (BBC7)
20120515 (R4+)
Episode 136 of 216
The series about British history continues as we look at 1770. Window taxes and a new police force are introduced.
The series about British history continues as we look at 1770.
Window taxes and a new police force are introduced.
137Watt, Arkwright And The Industrial Revolution 20080930 (BBC7)
20120516 (R4+)
Episode 137 of 216
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles. 1769 was a remarkable year for England and patents.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
1769 was a remarkable year for England and patents.
138Lord North And The Boston Massacre 20051013 (BBC7)
20081001 (BBC7)
20120517 (R4+)
Episode 138 of 216
Anna Massey narrates how Lord North became the King's confidant.
Episode 216 of 216
139Warren Hastings And Who Owns India? 20081002 (BBC7)
20120518 (R4+)
Episode 139 of 216
Warren Hastings followed in the footsteps of Clive of India and helped preserve British rule there. Narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 216 of 216
Warren Hastings followed in the footsteps of Clive of India and helped preserve British rule there.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
140The Boston Tea Party 20040731 (BBC7)
20051017 (BBC7)
20081003 (BBC7)
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The origins of the American War of Independence are examined. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
The origins of the American War of Independence are examined.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
141The American War Of Independence 20051018 (BBC7)
20081006 (R7)
20120522 (R4+)
The army confronts the Bostonian militia and the American War of Independence begins. Anna Massey tells the story of Britain.
The army confronts the Bostonian militia and the American War of Independence begins.
Anna Massey tells the story of Britain.
As civil unrest overcame Boston, George Washington took command of the army.
To Britain, war with the colonists was inevitable.
141The Bedchamber Crisis And Afghanistan19990719 Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Denys Hawthorne.
141: `The Bedchamber Crisis and Afghanistan'.
142Jefferson And The Fourth Of July1999072620051019 (BBC7)
20081007 (R7)
20120523 (R4+)
Amid the threat of war, Benjamin Franklin drafts the Declaration of Independence. Anna Massey continues the story of Britain.
Amid the threat of war, Benjamin Franklin drafts the Declaration of Independence.
Anna Massey continues the story of Britain.
Episode 142 of 216.
As Commander in Chief Howe attempted conciliation, America asked herself how she would be governed once independence was gained.
143Saratoga1999080220051020 (BBC7)
20081008 (R7)
20120524 (R4+)
America has proclaimed its independence, but the war with Britain continues. Anna Massey tells the story of the British Isles.
The American War of Independence progresses and over fifty congressmen sign the Declaration of Independence.
144The Coming Of Disraeli And The Death Of Peel1999072219990728
20040922 (BBC7)
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20051208 (BBC7)
Violence erupts as Irish starve.
The Corn Laws are finally repealed, but at great personal cost to Prime Minister Peel.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Denys Hawthorne.
144: `The Coming of Disraeli and the Death of Peel'.
144Yorktown 20051021 (BBC7)
20081009 (R7)
20120525 (R4+)
Franco-American forces triumph and Britain loses its American colonies. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
Franco-American forces triumph and Britain loses its American colonies.
France persuades Spain to join the Americans in their fight for independence.
145The End Of Lord North 20081010 (R7)
20120528 (R4+)
Westminster scheming continues as Britain prepares to sign away its empire. Anna Massey tells the story of the British Isles.
Westminster scheming continues as Britain prepares to sign away its empire.
Anna Massey tells the story of the British Isles.
146Irish Victims Of The American Revolution 20040809 (BBC7)
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The war with America is over, but England is suffering a crippling national debt. Anna Massey continues the story of Britain.
The war with America is over, but England is suffering a national debt.
Anna Massey continues the story of Britain.
It's 1783 and England is suffering a huge national debt
147The First Madness Of King George 20081014 (R7)
20120530 (R4+)
Pitt the Younger proposes Parliamentary reform and the King's sanity is questioned. Anna Massey continues the story of Britain.
Pitt the Younger proposes Parliamentary reform and the King's sanity is questioned.
Anna Massey continues the story of Britain.
Episode 147 of 216.
148Florence Nightingale, Church And State19990728 Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Patrick Reinhardt.
148: `Florence Nightingale, Church and State'.
148The French Revolution/tom Paine's Rights Of Man 20040811 (BBC7)
20040812 (BBC7)
20051027 (BBC7)
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20120531 (R4+)
As the industrial revolution cranks into gear, the French Revolution is brewing. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
As the industrial revolution cranks into gear, the French Revolution is brewing.
Anna Massey narrates.
England is undergoing an industrial revolution and The Times newspaper emerges.
149Britain Once More At War With France 20040812 (BBC7)
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20051028 (BBC7)
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In France the Jacobins storm the Bastille and the Revolutionary War begins. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
In France the Jacobins storm the Bastille and the Revolutionary War begins.
Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Britain prepares once more for war with France.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with Peter Jeffrey as Churchill.
149Palmerston1999072920041106 (BBC7)
20051219 (BBC7)
Queen Victoria is initially unhappy with Lord Palmerston - but she soon warms to him.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Patrick Reinhardt.
149: `Palmerston'.
150Mutiny In The Royal Navy1999080520051031 (BBC7)
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20120604 (R4+)
Wordsworth waxes lyrical about Revolution in France, while the Royal Navy rebels. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
Wordsworth waxes lyrical about Revolution in France, while the Royal Navy rebels.
Episode 150 of 216.
The French had hoped to start a revolution in Britain.
In reality France and Britain would be at war until 1815.
151Nelson, The Nile And The First Income Tax1999081220051101 (BBC7)
20081020 (R7)
20120605 (R4+)
Nelson tastes victory in the Nile, funded by the nation's first ever income tax. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Nelson tastes victory in the Nile, funded by the nation's first income tax.
Anna Massey with the history of Britain.
Episode 151 of 216.
The 18th century is almost over and there is rumour of a French invasion.
152The Arrow War And Charles Darwin19990803 Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Brett Usher.
152: `The Arrow War and Charles Darwin'.
152The Irish Rebellion And Union 20051102 (BBC7)
20081021 (R7)
20120606 (R4+)
Stalemate in the Irish question leads to the resignation of Pitt the Younger. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Stalemate in the Irish question leads to the resignation of Pitt the Younger.
Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Episode 152 of 216.
This programme looks at the history of the relationship between Ireland and England.
153Disraeli's Fancy Reform Bill1999080420041008 (BBC7)
20041009 (BBC7)
Reform of the voting system is at last on the cards, in this complete serial history of Britain.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Brett Usher.
153: `Disraeli's Fancy Reform Bill'.
153Pitt Goes And Nelson Turns A Blind Eye 20051103 (BBC7)
20081022 (R7)
20120607 (R4+)
Nelson turns a blind eye at the Battle of Copenhagen and the Napoleonic Wars begin. Anna Massey continues the story of Britain.
Nelson turns a blind eye at the Battle of Copenhagen and the Napoleonic Wars begin.
Episode 153 of 216.
One of the bloodiest battles of the 19th century is fought.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with David Holt as Nelson.
154Prime Minister In Exile 20051104 (BBC7)
20081023 (R7)
20120608 (R4+)
Pitt resigns and the Treaty of Amiens allows breathing space in the war with France. Anna Massey continues the story of Britain.
Pitt resigns and the Treaty of Amiens allows breathing space in the war with France.
Anna Massey continues the story of Britain.
Episode 154 of 216.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
This programme looks at the real powers of the Prime Minister.
155After Albert, Dickens And The Poor1999080620041012 (BBC7)
20041013 (BBC7)
20051229 (BBC7)
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Patrick Reinhardt.
155: `After Albert, Dickens and the Poor'.
Following Albert's death, Queen Victoria enters the 'deepest mourning, from which she never quite emerged'.
155Trafalgar 20051107 (BBC7)
20081024 (R7)
20120611 (R4+)
Peace falters, war with France resumes and the Battle of Trafalgar looms. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Peace falters, war with France resumes and the Battle of Trafalgar looms.
Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
This programme looks at the beginnings of the Battle of Trafalgar.
156At War With Napoleon 20051108 (BBC7)
20081027 (R7)
20120612 (R4+)
The death of Pitt and life inside the Poor House. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
The death of Pitt and life inside the Poor House.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Episode 156 of 216.
156The Rise Of Bismarck And Death Of Palmerston1999080920041015 (BBC7)
20041016 (BBC7)
20060103 (BBC7)
Bismarck takes charge; the Birth of Realpolitik; the Schleswig-Holstein dispute; the end of an era at Westminster.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Brett Usher and Sean Baker.
156: `The Rise of Bismarck and Death of Palmerston'.
Bismarck takes charge, the Birth of 'Realpolitik', the Schleswig-Holstein dispute and the end of an era at Westminster.
1571867 - Disraeli And Electoral Reform1999081620041018 (BBC7)
20041019 (BBC7)
20060104 (BBC7)
The tortuous road to Electoral Reform results in Parliamentary upheaval - something Victoria had tried hard to prevent.
157The Ministry Of All The Talents And The Death Of Fox 20051109 (BBC7)
20081028 (R7)
20120613 (R4+)
It was Fox's personality more than his political capabilities that influenced the shape of his politics.
It was Fox's personality more than his capabilities that influenced the shape of his politics.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
158Disraeli And Gladstone19990811 Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Brett Usher.
158: `Disraeli and Gladstone'.
158The Peninsula War 20051110 (BBC7)
20081029 (R7)
20120614 (R4+)
A quarter of Napoleon's troops enter Spain and the war with France continues. Narrated by Anna Massey.
A quarter of Napoleon's troops enter Spain and the war with France continues.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 158 of 216.
159The War Of 1812 20040826 (BBC7)
20040827 (BBC7)
20051111 (BBC7)
20081030 (R7)
20120618 (R4+)
The Duke of Wellington's army gains land from the French in Spain. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
The Duke of Wellington's army gains land from the French in Spain.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain,
Wellington's army was not exactly a disciplined force.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain and in this programme looks at the Duke of Wellington.
160Napoleon Is Met At Waterloo 20040827 (BBC7)
20040828 (BBC7)
20051114 (BBC7)
20081031 (R7)
20120619 (R4+)
Murder in the House of Commons and a short lived victory for Wellington. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Murder in the House of Commons and a short lived victory for Wellington.
161Peterloo And The Death Of George Iii 20040830 (BBC7)+1
20040830 (BBC7)
20051115 (BBC7)
20081103 (R7)
20120620 (R4+)
Peace breaks out in Europe but unrest grows amongst the working classes in Britain. Narrated by Anna Massey
Peace breaks out in Europe but unrest grows amongst the working classes in Britain.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 161 of 216.
With the wars over, the influx of unrequired soldiers placed more pressure on an already discontented working class.
With the wars over, the influx of redundant soldiers placed more pressure on an already discontented working class.
162Cato Street, Liverpool And The Legacy Of Pitt 20040831 (BBC7)+1
20040831 (BBC7)
20051116 (BBC7)
20081104 (R7)
20120621 (R4+)
King George IV is on the throne whilst Britain is governed by three determined men. Narrated by Anna Massey
King George IV is on the throne whilst Britain is governed by three determined men.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 162 of 216.
Anna Massey looks at the three most powerful men in Britain in the early nineteenth century.
Anna Massey looks at the three most powerful men in Britain in the early 19th century.
163George Iv And Caroline Of Brunswick 20081105 (R7)
20120622 (R4+)
The Prince of Wales' marriage was made in London and Brunswick, rather than heaven. Bite-sized history narrated by Anna Massey
The Prince of Wales' marriage was made in London and Brunswick, rather than heaven.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 163 of 216.
164Gladstone Returns1999081920060116 (BBC7)Disraeli struggles to keep the support of the English people in the face of Rourke's Drift.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Brett Usher and Sean Baker.
164: `Gladstone Returns'.
164The Suicide Of Castlereagh 20051118 (BBC7)
20081106 (R7)
20120625 (R4+)
The death of a foreign minister, penal reform and the birth of the police force. Bite-sized history narrated by Anna Massey.
The death of a foreign minister, penal reform and the birth of the police force.
Bite-sized history narrated by Anna Massey.
1822 was a year of change and tragedy.
The death of Castlereagh led to the rise of Carlyle.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
165Peel And Criminal Reform 20051121 (BBC7)
20081107 (R7)
20120626 (R4+)
The 1820s - a period of reform in working conditions, policing and punishment. Bite-sized history narrated by Anna Massey.
The 1820s - a period of reform in working conditions, policing and punishment.
Bite-sized history narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 165 of 216.
The 1820s were a decade of reforms - law, trade and criminal punishment.
They also saw the arrival of Peel and his police force.
166Canning And The End Of 18th Century Politics 20051122 (BBC7)
20081110 (R7)
20120627 (R4+)
The story of a divisive MP, revolution in Spain and independence in South America. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
The story of a divisive MP, revolution in Spain and independence in South America.
Episode 166 of 216.
The story of George Canning and revolution in Spain, independence in South America plus local difficulties with the King.
166Ireland, General Gordon And A New Political Party1999082319990827The Transvaal rebels against British rule.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Sean Baker, Patrick Reinhardt and Christopher Lee.
166: `Ireland, General Gordon and a New Political Party'.
167Death Of Canning And Wellington In Downing Street1999083020081111 (R7)
20120628 (R4+)
Change is in the air, as one Prime Minister departs and another arrives.
Episode 167 of 216.
168Omdurman, Ladysmith And Mafeking1999082520060127 (BBC7)The chronicle of British history continues.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Sean Baker, Patrick Reinhardt and Christopher Lee.
168: `Omdurman, Ladysmith and Mafeking'.
168Wellington, Ireland And Peelers 20081112 (R7)
20120629 (R4+)
The Duke of Wellington leaves office and the new police force takes to the beat. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
The Duke of Wellington leaves office and the new police force takes to the beat.
Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Episode 168 of 216.
169The Boer War Turns The Century1999082619990907
20060130 (BBC7)
The Boers embark on a guerilla campaign.
It is 1899, Victoria is 80 years old and Britain is at war.
We take a look at three prominent men: Kruger, Jameson and Rhodes.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
AdditionAl Readings by Sean Baker, Patrick Reinhardt and Christopher Lee.
169: `The Boer War Turns the Century'.
169The Death Of King George Iv And The Reform Act 20051125 (BBC7)
20081113 (R7)
20120702 (R4+)
There's a new King on the throne, a change of government and revolution in France. Anna Massey continues the story of Britain.
There's a new King on the throne, a change of government and revolution in France.
Read by Anna Massey.
Episode 169 of 216.
There's a new King on the throne, revolution across the Channel and a change of government in Westminster.
170Poor Laws 20051128 (BBC7)
20081114 (R7)
20120704 (R4+)
The controversial Reform Bill begins its tortuous journey through Parliament. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
The controversial Reform Bill begins its tortuous journey through Parliament.
Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Episode 170 of 216.
The controversial Reform Bill begins its tortuous journey through Parliament, against a background of unrest in the country.
171The Tolpuddle Martyrs 20051129 (BBC7)
20081117 (R7)
20120706 (R4+)
Reforms in the Poor Law and the seeds of trade unionism. Bite-sized history narrated by Anna Massey.
Reforms in the Poor Law and the seeds of trade unionism.
Bite-sized history narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 171 of 216.
Changes are afoot in the treatment of the poor and in working conditions - but the PM is a 'bland, reluctant' politician.
172Melbourne And The Death Of William Iv 20081118 (R7)
20120709 (R4+)
Trade Unions gain momentum and Victoria accedes to the throne. Bite-sized history narrated by Anna Massey.
Trade Unions gain momentum and Victoria accedes to the throne.
Bite-sized history narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 172 of 216.
173Queen Victoria And The Chartists 20081119 (R7)
20120711 (R4+)
With the monarchy's image in tatters, Victoria comes to the throne at the age of 18. Melbourne assumes an important role.
With the monarchy's image in tatters, Victoria comes to the throne at the age of 18.
Melbourne assumes an important role.
Episode 173 of 216.
174The Bedchamber Crisis 20051202 (BBC7)
20081120 (R7)
20120713 (R4+)
Resignations over slavery and Queen Victoria puts her foot down for the first time. Bite-sized history narrated by Anna Massey.
Resignations over slavery and Queen Victoria puts her foot down for the first time.
Bite-sized history narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 174 of 216.
There's a new PM to deal with and Victoria 'stamps her little foot' for the first time.
A sign of things to come.
175Opium And Afghan Wars 20051205 (BBC7)
20081121 (R7)
20120716 (R4+)
Queen Victoria deals with wars in Afghanistan and China, and marries Prince Albert. Bite-sized history of Britain, narrated by Anna Massey.
Queen Victoria deals with wars in Afghanistan and China and marries Prince Albert.
Bite-sized history of Britain, narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 175 of 216.
There are political machinations and slaughter in Afghanistan and illegal opium trading, and more conflict in China.
176Queen Victoria And Dear Albert 20051206 (BBC7)
20081124 (R7)
20120718 (R4+)
The young monarch marries her cousin and the Whig Party lose power. Bite-size British history, narrated by Anna Massey.
A royal wedding - the young monarch marries her cousin and the Whig Party lose power.
History series narrated by Anna Massey.
Episode 176 of 216.
Victoria marries her 'beautiful' Albert.
There are problems over 'Precedence', and there's trouble ahead for Melbourne.
177Peel The Prime Minister And The Corn Laws 20040921 (BBC7)
20040922 (BBC7)
20051207 (BBC7)
20081125 (R7)
20120720 (R4+)
How the price of a loaf of bread led to crisis in Westminster. Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
How the price of a loaf of bread led to crisis in Westminster.
188The Arrow War 2008121020081210 (R7)The second Opium War begins with the killing of a French missionary in China.
Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
189Darwin 20081211 (R7)
20120817 (R4+)
The new Theory of Evolution causes a deep divide between Church and Science. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
The new Theory of Evolution causes a deep divide between Church and Science.
199The Cutty Sark, Dickens, Education And Stanley2009022520060109 (BBC7)
20081225 (R7)
20120910 (R4+)
Sail v Steam, the death of Dickens, schools 'on the rates' and Livingstone found. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
Sail v Steam, the death of Dickens, schools 'on the rates' and Livingstone found.
200A Question Of Monarchy2009030420041022 (BBC7)
20041023 (BBC7)
20060110 (BBC7)
20081226 (R7)
20120911 (R4+)
Gladstone's 'six brilliant years' bring about many changes, but the Queen is under threat from other quarters. With Anna Massey.
Gladstone brings about many changes, but the Queen is under threat from other quarters.
Gladstone's 'six brilliant years' bring about many changes, but the Queen is under threat from other quarters.
With Anna Massey.
Gladstone's 'six brilliant years' bring about many changes...
But the Queen is under threat from other quarters.
201How Britain Bought The Suez Canal2009031120081229 (R7)
20120912 (R4+)
Disraeli becomes Prime Minister and cements the country's imperial interests. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Disraeli becomes Prime Minister and cements the country's imperial interests.
Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
2021876 - Gladstone And The War In Bosnia2009031820041026 (BBC7)
20041027 (BBC7)
20081230 (R7)
20120913 (R4+)
The entrenched Eastern Question brings Gladstone back into front bench politics. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
The entrenched Eastern Question brings Gladstone back into front bench politics.
Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
The Balkans are the scene for a bloodthirsty clash between Russia and the Ottoman Empire.
203Victoria Becomes Empress Of India2009032520060113 (BBC7)
20081231 (R7)
20120914 (R4+)
The Suez Canal is up for sale, but who will buy - Britain or France? Anna Massey continues the history of the British Isles.
The Suez Canal is up for sale, but who will buy - Britain or France? Anna Massey narrates.
The Suez Canal is up for sale - but who will buy - Britain or France? Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
204Gladstone Returns2009040120090101 (R7)
20120917 (R4+)
Disraeli struggles for support in the face of Rourke's Drift. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Disraeli struggles for support in the face of Rourke's Drift.
Anna Massey narrates.
Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
205Death Of Disraeli2009040820041029 (BBC7)
20041030 (BBC7)
20060117 (BBC7)
20090102 (R7)
20120918 (R4+)
Gladstone's Midlothian Campaign costs the Prime Minister dearly. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Gladstone's Midlothian Campaign costs the Prime Minister dearly.
Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Benjamin Disraeli is defeated by William Gladstone - and finds his health declining.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
206The First Boer War2009041520041101 (BBC7)
20041102 (BBC7)
20060118 (BBC7)
20090105 (R7)
20120919 (R4+)
Queen Victoria is distraught at Disraeli's death, while the Boer War ignites. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Queen Victoria is distraught at Disraeli's death, while the Boer War ignites.
Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Disraeli's funeral, the Transvaal Revolt, 'boycotts' in Ireland.
Disraeli's funeral, the Transvaal Revolt and 'boycotts' in Ireland.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
207Ireland And The Phoenix Park Murders2009042220041102 (BBC7)
20041103 (BBC7)
20060119 (BBC7)
20090106 (R7)
20120920 (R4+)
Gladstone's ambitions for Home Rule in Ireland end in fiasco. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Gladstone's ambitions for Home Rule in Ireland end in fiasco.
Anna Massey narrates.
Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Gladstone is desperate to find a solution to the problems in Ireland - but 'a fiasco' means he moves out of No.
10.
208General Gordon Dies At Khartoum2009042920041103 (BBC7)+1
20041103 (BBC7)
20060120 (BBC7)
20090107 (R7)
20120921 (R4+)
Proposals to improve social conditions leads to urban slum clearances. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Proposals to improve social conditions leads to urban slum clearances.
Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Proposals to improve social conditions at home, the invention of the telephone and trouble in Egypt and Sudan.
209Salisbury Becomes Prime Minister2009050620041104 (BBC7)
20041105 (BBC7)
20060123 (BBC7)
20090108 (R7)
20120924 (R4+)
Churchill and Chamberlain appear, and the thorny question of Home Rule in Ireland. Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain.
Churchill and Chamberlain appear, and the thorny question of Home Rule in Ireland.
The arrival of Randolph Churchill and Joseph Chamberlain on the political scene - and the thorny question of Home Rule in Ireland.
210Victoria's Golden Jubilee2009051320041105 (BBC7)
20060124 (BBC7)
20090109 (R7)
20120925 (R4+)
50 'marvellous years' or the reign of 'a pampered old woman of sullen visage'? Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
50 'marvellous years' or the reign of 'a pampered old woman of sullen visage'?
Fifty marvellous years or the reign of 'a pampered old woman of sullen visage'? Narrated by Anna Massey.
211Keir Hardie And The Birth Of The Labour Party2009052020041108 (BBC7)
20041109 (BBC7)
20060125 (BBC7)
20090112 (R7)
20120926 (R4+)
The Fabian Society is born and county councils formed by the Local Government Act. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
The Fabian Society is born and county councils formed by the Local Government Act.
Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Anna Massey narrates a history of Britain.
The 1888 Local Government Act is passed, the legislation which gave us local county councils.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
212The Death Of Gladstone2009052720090113 (R7)
20120927 (R4+)
A time of social reform, free education and the outlawing of child employment. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
A time of social reform, free education and the outlawing of child employment.
Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
213Omdurman, Ladysmith And Mafeking2009060320090114 (R7)
20120928 (R4+)
Victoria has reigned longer than any other monarch and celebrations are afoot. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Victoria has reigned longer than any other monarch and celebrations are afoot.
Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
214The Boer War Turns The Century2009061020090115 (R7)
20121001 (R4+)
As Queen Victoria reaches 80, the country is at war in South Africa. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
As Queen Victoria reaches eighty, the country is at war in South Africa.
Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
215The Death Of Victoria And The Dream Of Gerontius2009061720090116 (R7)
20121002 (R4+)
Queen Victoria's reign ends and a Conservative government returns. Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Queen Victoria's reign ends and a Conservative government returns.
Anna Massey continues the history of Britain.
Anna Massey narrates.
 Programme Catalogue - Details: 34, Third Crusade And Death Of The Lionheart19950907 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 35, BAD KING JOHN AND THE LOSS OF NORMANDY
Previous in series: 33, COEUR DE LION
Description
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07 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
01 Feb 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-08-21.
 Programme Catalogue - Details: 35, Bad King John And The Loss Of Normandy19950908 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 36, MAGNA CARTA
Previous in series: 34, THIRD CRUSADE AND DEATH OF THE LIONHEART
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
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08 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
02 Feb 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-08-21.
 Programme Catalogue - Details: 36, Magna Carta19950911 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 37, THE BARON'S WAR
Previous in series: 35, BAD KING JOHN AND THE LOSS OF NORMANDY
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
11 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
03 Feb 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-08-21.
 Programme Catalogue - Details: 39, Simon De Montfort19950914 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 40, A DAY IN THE LIFE OF 20TH CENTURY ENGLAND
Previous in series: 38, HENRY 111
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
14 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
08 Feb 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-08-21.
 Programme Catalogue - Details: 40, A Day In The Life Of 20th Century England19950915 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 41, CHANCERY, TREASURY AND A WEDDING BRAWL
Previous in series: 39, SIMON DE MONTFORT
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
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15 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
09 Feb 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-08-21.
 Programme Catalogue - Details: 41, Chancery, Treasury And A Wedding Brawl19950918 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: EPISODE 42, THE WELSH LAWS - Previous in series: 40, A DAY IN THE LIFE OF 20TH CENTURY ENGLAND
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
18 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
10 Feb 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-08-25.
 Programme Catalogue - Details: 44, The King's Favourite And Bannockburn19950921 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 45, THE GHASTLY EXECUTION
Previous in series: EPISODE 42, THE WELSH LAWS - Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
21 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
15 Feb 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-08-25.
 Programme Catalogue - Details: 45, The Ghastly Execution19950922 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 47, EDWARD III AND THE START OF THE 100 YEARS WAR
Previous in series: 44, THE KING'S FAVOURITE AND BANNOCKBURN
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
22 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
16 Feb 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-08-25.
 Programme Catalogue - Details: 47, Edward Iii And The Start Of The 100 Years War19950926 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 48, CRECY, CALAIS AND THE GARTER
Previous in series: 45, THE GHASTLY EXECUTION
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
26 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
18 Feb 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-09-11.
 Programme Catalogue - Details: 48, Crecy, Calais And The Garter19950927 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 49, THE BLACK DEATH
Previous in series: 47, EDWARD III AND THE START OF THE 100 YEARS WAR
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
27 Sep 1995 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
19 Feb 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1995-09-11.
 175719960212 - THE FIRST WORLD WAR
Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 127, INDIA AND THE DEATH OF GEORGE II
Previous in series: 115, QUEEN CAROLINE AND THE EMERGENCE OF W.
PITT
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
12 Feb 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
08 Jun 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1996-02-04.
 Programme Catalogue - Details: 129, End Of The Seven Years War19960216 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 130, GRENVILLE AS PM AND HOW BOSWELL MET JOHNSON
Previous in series: 128, THE END OF PITT THE ELDER
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
Broadcast history
16 Feb 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
11 Jun 1999 15:45-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1996-02-04.
 Programme Catalogue - Details: 130, Grenville As Pm And How Boswell Met Johnson19960226 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 131, INFANT POVERTY AND THE NORTH BRITON
Previous in series: 129, END OF THE SEVEN YEARS WAR
Description
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26 Feb 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1996-02-04.
 Programme Catalogue - Details: 131, Infant Poverty And The North Briton19960227 Producer: P.
ATKIN
Next in series: 132, ROCKINGHAM, THE STAMP ACT, HARGREAVES & JENNY
Previous in series: 130, GRENVILLE AS PM AND HOW BOSWELL MET JOHNSON
Description
***CATALOGUING FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE***
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27 Feb 1996 10:16-10:30 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1996-02-04.
   20050701 (BBC7)Mary intends to restore England to the authority of the Pope.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
 449 20040128 (BBC7) 
 In 14th Century England, The Plague Shows Signs Of Abating And The War Between The French And Englis 20050613 (BBC7)h resumes.
 Queen Caroline And The Emergence Of W Pitt 20080829 (BBC7)Looking at Caroline, the queen, and her link to Walpole.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
Episode 115 of 216.
 Saratoga  20081008 (R7)America has proclaimed its independence, but the war with Britain continues.
Anna Massey tells the story of the British Isles.
Episode 143 of 216.
 The Black Hole Of Calcutta, Minorca, And The Seven Years War 20040708 (BBC7)
20040709 (BBC7)
20050923 (BBC7)
Pitt the Elder comes to realise his ambition and proves his worth.
 The Death Of Prince Albert: 1861 20051228 (BBC7)Italy is unified but America is gripped by Civil War.
At home, Victoria's mother dies and her beloved Albert is ill.
 The First Winston Churchill 20050804 (BBC7)This programme takes a close look at Charles II, who died in 1685.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
 The Great Migrations And The Colonies In The 1860s 20051230 (BBC7)1.7 million will leave 'this sceptred isle' as Prosperous Britain fails to provide for all its subjects.

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  • Oh, this listing is a mess: It was broadcast in sections, and sometimes each section restarted the numbering at episode one; for example the real episode one is the first of 20 episodes, so when what any sensible person would call episode 21 was broadcast it sometimes was called episode one; The titles don't always agree between the originals and the repeats; Episodes from the Empire and 20th Century series are sometimes listed by the BBC as if they're part of the main series.
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