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Archaeology reveals  two thousand years of Kibworth’s history
Archaeology reveals two thousand years of Kibworth’s history

Duration: 02:41

Michael Wood uncovers the history of Kibworth, Harcourt and Smeeton in Leicestershire. He finds evidence from the Roman to the 1940s with the help of local people who dig test pits.

 
Cellarius Star Map, 1660
Cellarius Star Map, 1660

Duration: 01:45

A map that uses geography and astronomy to chart man's place within the 17th century universe.

 
Conquest through maps: British ambitions in North America  (audio)
Conquest through maps: British ambitions in North America (audio)

Duration: 13:00

The buckskin map tells of the ambitions of the British in gaining control over the native American population in the 18th century.

 
Constantinople city view, 1576
Constantinople city view, 1576

Duration: 01:45

The Constantinople city view map of 1576 is explored. This map is a statement of power and position of the Ottoman Empire under Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, and is considered a Renaissance masterpiece.

 
Desceliers' World Map, 1550
Desceliers' World Map, 1550

Duration: 02:03

A map given to Henry II of France is riddled with knowledge and speculation about the world as we thought we knew it in the 16th century.

 
How maps became commercially attractive
How maps became commercially attractive

Duration: 01:56

The impact that the colouring of maps had on the perception of the area and also on their commercialism. Focuses upon maps from Tivoli, Italy, and Morgan's 17th century map of London.

 
How they mapped the world
How they mapped the world

Duration: 04:02

How Holland mapped the world and how the atlas was born.

 
Interpretations of witchcraft
Interpretations of witchcraft

Duration: 02:53

Are popular interpretations of witchcraft accurate?

 
Legacy of the satire map
Legacy of the satire map

Duration: 04:03

Peter Brookes, political cartoonist for The Times newspaper, takes us through the process of creating political satire.

 
Museums as interpretations of the past
Museums as interpretations of the past

Duration: 02:25

How do museums and visitor attractions interpret the past?

 
Satire maps and Fred Rose
Satire maps and Fred Rose

Duration: 03:31

How maps contributed to the growth and interest in nationalism in the late 19th century.

 
Serio-Comic War Map, 1877
Serio-Comic War Map, 1877

Duration: 01:52

A political satire map of Europe in the late 19th century from the caricature artist Frederick Rose.

 
What do archaeologists do?
What do archaeologists do?

Duration: 02:12

Have you ever thought about what archaeologists do and the methods involved? Here we see archaeologists at work on a new excavation and examination of Stonehenge.

 
What if there had been no Reformation?
What if there had been no Reformation?

Duration: 01:04

An impression of an early modern monastery and discussion of the effect of England avoiding the Reformation.

 
William Morgan's map of London, 1682
William Morgan's map of London, 1682

Duration: 05:15

How London was re-mapped by William Morgan after the 1666 Great Fire of London.

 

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