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Today 16/09/2015 The history of Britain recounted through portraits

A new history of Britain tells the story of the nation through our portraits. From the iconic to the comparatively lesser known, Simon Schama’s history reveals the stories behind some of our most famous portrayals of five key themes: power, love, fame, the self and people. The publication of ‘The Face of Britain: The Nation Through Its Portraits’ is accompanied by an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and a five part series on BBC 2.