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The Phoenix

The square rigger is arguably the most important vehicle in history. In the 19th century these boats transported finished goods and raw materials all over the world, transforming Britain from a second-rate European power into the richest and most powerful nation on earth.

Sailor and writer Tom Cunliffe sets out on the Phoenix, a plank-perfect square rigger, to discover just how these incredible boats changed Britain and the world forever.

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 5 Feb 2014 19:30


Role Contributor
PresenterTom Cunliffe
ProducerLawrence Walford
DirectorLawrence Walford
Executive ProducerJonah Weston