A History Of Britain: Revolutions
Simon Schama’s acclaimed series spans fifteen programmes, chronicling a nation’s tale from the Iron Age to the present day. What causes and circumstances led up to the Reformation? Assess the debate surrounding the impact of the Reformation. Wonder at the glory of stained glass windows. Chart the Tudors with the Kings and Queens timeline. Follow the lives of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary I.
Political and religious revolutions racked Britain after Charles I’s execution, when Britain was a joyless, kingless republic led by Oliver Cromwell. His rule became so unpopular that for many it was a relief when the monarchy was restored after his death, but Cromwell was also a man of vision who brought about significant reforms.