The Sceptred Isle tells the story of Britain, from the Roman invasion to the Millennium Dome. History is fun. Try the quiz on the right. What about a particular period? Read the snippets below and follow the links to find out more.
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This Sceptred Isle: Empire
a 90 part history of the British Empire. Listen again, read histories and biographies.
In Our Time
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