Simon Schama: A History of Brtain - The Complete Series

Overview

As hosted by historian Simon Schama, this epic-length, 15-part documentary miniseries from the BBC examines the chronology of Great Britain from 3000 BC to 1965. The program's approach involves using famous people, places and events from the United Kingdom as chronological touchstones, as it passes through various decades and centuries; to accomplish these and other related goals, Schama ventures to multiple continents and tours hundreds of milieux where events actually took place, centuries prior. Significantly,...
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Overview

As hosted by historian Simon Schama, this epic-length, 15-part documentary miniseries from the BBC examines the chronology of Great Britain from 3000 BC to 1965. The program's approach involves using famous people, places and events from the United Kingdom as chronological touchstones, as it passes through various decades and centuries; to accomplish these and other related goals, Schama ventures to multiple continents and tours hundreds of milieux where events actually took place, centuries prior. Significantly, the program makes a point of delving into ultra-specific details from the lives of historical figures that other sources have a tendency to omit or gloss over. Bonus features include: an interview taken from The Rest is History; a promotional message from Simon Schama; a biography of Schama; and much more.
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Special Features

Simon Schama's promo message; Interview taken from "The Rest Is History"; Television and the trouble with history; Biography of Simon Schama; Tempus Fugit - exclusive behind-the-scenes interview; Original score; Simon Schama's John Donne special
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Editorial Reviews

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Spanning over 5,000 years of British history, Simon Schama's A History of Britain: The Complete Collection is the most eye-opening documentary ever filmed on this considerable topic. This 20-hour series covers a staggering amount of ground, including the Norman invasion, Roman Britain, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, the American Revolution, and Winston Churchill. Schama has been lauded for focusing more on individual personalities than straightforward historical chronology, and the result is a colorful, viewer-friendly narrative. Although some critics have carped that A History of Britain ignores the trials of the Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, it is an essential starting point in understanding the scope of the nation's long, tumultuous past. DVD extras include biographies of key figures in the documentary and a bibliography. The 15 episodes are entitled:
  • Beginnings
  • Conquest!
  • Dynasty
  • Nations
  • King Death
  • Burning Convictions
  • The Body of the Queen
  • The British Wars
  • Revolutions
  • Britannia Incorporated
  • The Wrong Empire
  • Forces of Nature
  • Victoria and Her Sisters
  • Empire of Good Intentions
  • The Two Winstons

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/17/2010
  • UPC: 883929099092
  • Rating:

  • Source: Bbc Warner
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 14:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,410

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Simon Schama Narrator
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Simon Schama: A History of Brtain - The Complete Series
1. Chapter 1 [11:46]
2. Chapter 2 [6:42]
3. Chapter 3 [11:58]
4. Chapter 4 [10:21]
5. Chapter 5 [11:47]
6. Chapter 6 [6:24]
1. Chapter 1 [9:40]
2. Chapter 2 [11:10]
3. Chapter 3 [9:57]
4. Chapter 4 [10:13]
5. Chapter 5 [8:12]
6. Chapter 6 [8:34]
1. Chapter 1 [10:50]
2. Chapter 2 [8:25]
3. Chapter 3 [12:48]
4. Chapter 4 [8:52]
5. Chapter 5 [9:19]
6. Chapter 6 [6:33]
Disc #2 -- Simon Schama: A History of Brtain - The Complete Series
1. Chapter 1 [11:29]
2. Chapter 2 [10:38]
3. Chapter 3 [8:25]
4. Chapter 4 [8:37]
5. Chapter 5 [10:57]
6. Chapter 6 [8:52]
7. Chapter 7 [:00]
1. Chapter 1 [10:14]
2. Chapter 2 [11:05]
3. Chapter 3 [4:10]
4. Chapter 4 [3:39]
5. Chapter 5 [11:45]
6. Chapter 6 [6:33]
1. Chapter 1 [9:11]
2. Chapter 2 [10:46]
3. Chapter 3 [10:01]
4. Chapter 4 [9:57]
5. Chapter 5 [11:05]
6. Chapter 6 [7:47]
7. Chapter 7 [:00]
Disc #3 -- Simon Schama: A History of Brtain - The Complete Series
1. Chapter 1 [11:07]
2. Chapter 2 [11:32]
3. Chapter 3 [7:33]
4. Chapter 4 [12:03]
5. Chapter 5 [9:42]
6. Chapter 6 [7:15]
7. Chapter 7 [:00]
1. Chapter 1 [10:28]
2. Chapter 2 [9:33]
3. Chapter 3 [5:52]
4. Chapter 4 [3:29]
5. Chapter 5 [9:42]
6. Chapter 6 [9:53]
1. Chapter 1 [11:08]
2. Chapter 2 [9:30]
3. Chapter 3 [10:04]
4. Chapter 4 [10:47]
5. Chapter 5 [8:21]
6. Chapter 6 [8:45]
7. Chapter 7 [:00]
Disc #4 -- Simon Schama: A History of Brtain - The Complete Series
1. Chapter 1 [9:17]
2. Chapter 2 [9:21]
3. Chapter 3 [12:14]
4. Chapter 4 [9:15]
5. Chapter 5 [12:24]
6. Chapter 6 [6:12]
1. Chapter 1 [9:59]
2. Chapter 2 [12:23]
3. Chapter 3 [10:46]
4. Chapter 4 [2:05]
5. Chapter 5 [4:38]
6. Chapter 6 [11:10]
1. Chapter 1 [11:25]
2. Chapter 2 [7:15]
3. Chapter 3 [8:45]
4. Chapter 4 [11:49]
5. Chapter 5 [9:30]
6. Chapter 6 [10:36]
Disc #5 -- Simon Schama: A History of Brtain - The Complete Series
1. Chapter 1 [9:00]
2. Chapter 2 [10:13]
3. Chapter 3 [10:54]
4. Chapter 4 [7:56]
5. Chapter 5 [8:37]
6. Chapter 6 [12:31]
7. Chapter 7 [:00]
1. Chapter 1 [9:59]
2. Chapter 2 [9:26]
3. Chapter 3 [8:34]
4. Chapter 4 [10:46]
5. Chapter 5 [10:56]
6. Chapter 6 [9:13]
1. Chapter 1 [9:47]
2. Chapter 2 [11:39]
3. Chapter 3 [8:35]
4. Chapter 4 [10:36]
5. Chapter 5 [8:43]
6. Chapter 6 [10:10]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Simon Schama: A History of Brtain - The Complete Series
   Play All
   Beginnings
      Play
   Conquest!
      Play
   Dynasty
      Play
   Subtitles: On/Off
Disc #2 -- Simon Schama: A History of Brtain - The Complete Series
   Play All
   Nations
      Play
   King Death
      Play
   Burning Convictions
      Play
   Subtitles: On/Off
Disc #3 -- Simon Schama: A History of Brtain - The Complete Series
   Play All
   The Body of the Queen
      Play
   The British Wars
      Play
   Revolutions
      Play
   Subtitles: On/Off
Disc #4 -- Simon Schama: A History of Brtain - The Complete Series
   Play All
   Britannia Incorporated
      Play
   The Wrong Empire
      Play
   Forces of Nature
      Play
   Subtitles: On/Off
Disc #5 -- Simon Schama: A History of Brtain - The Complete Series
   Play All
   Victoria and Her Sisters
      Play
   The Empire of Good Intentions
      Play
   The Two Winstons
      Play
   Subtitles: On/Off
Disc #6 -- Simon Schama: A History of Brtain - The Complete Series
   Simon Schama's Promotional Message
   Interview Taken From The Rest Is History With Mark Lawson
   Television and the Trouble With History
   Biography
   Original Score
      Sanctus
      Immortal (Cathedral At The Edge of the World)
      St. Godrick's Song
      Farewell
      Lady of the Light
      Chanterai Pour Mon Courage
   Tempus Fugit
   Simon Schama's John Donne
   Subtitles: On/Off
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