Simon Schamas acclaimed series spans fifteen programmes, chronicling a nations tale from the Iron Age to the present day. What causes and circumstances led up to the Reformation? Assess the debate surrounding the impact of the Reformation. Wonder at the glory of stained glass windows. Chart the Tudors with the Kings and Queens timeline. Follow the lives of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary I. It took only six years for the plague to ravage the British Isles. Its impact was to last for generations. But from the ashes of this trauma an unexpected and unique class of Englishman emerged.

Film Duration: 58 min