How Britain Made the Modern World

Historian Niall Ferguson narrated this six-part series on “How Britain Made the Modern World,” based on his book of the same title. “Once vast swathes of the globe were coloured imperial red and Britannia ruled not just the waves, but the prairies of America, the plains of Asia, the jungles of Africa and the deserts of Arabia. Just how did a small, rainy island in the North Atlantic achieve all this? And why did the empire on which the sun literally never set finally decline and fall? Niall Ferguson’s acclaimed Empire brilliantly unfolds the imperial story in all its splendours and its miseries, showing how a gang of buccaneers and gold-diggers planted the seed of the biggest empire in all history – and set the world on the road to modernity.”

White Plague

The Mission

Heaven’s Breed

Maxim Force

Empire for Sale


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