4/4 Michael Portillo remembers a crucial 1944 incident that impacted on the war.
3/4 Michael Portillo discovers the Georgian period was not as elegant as we tend to believe.
2/4 Michael Portillo remembers the Morgenthau Plan, drawn up to punish post-war Germany.
1/4 How the barons responsible for Magna Carta also aided a second French invasion of England.
4/4 Michael Portillo discovers the story of Sir Francis Drake and the English Armada.
3/4 Michael Portillo explores how the legend of the French Resistance blurred its real legacy.
2/4 Michael Portillo discovers riots on the streets in forgotten police strikes of 1918-19.
1/4 Michael Portillo uncovers a tale of smuggling and corruption.
4/4 Michael Portillo compares the myths and reality of America's Great Depression.
3/4 Michael Portillo revisits the Indian struggle for independence.