This history explores many of the myths and true stories about the notorious outlaws of the oceans, including Captain Kidd and Blackbeard as well as Mary Read and other famous female pirates.

A Brief History of Pirates and Buccaneers

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 British History

Series:Brief Histories

From the arrival of Henry Tudor and his army, at Milford in 1485, to the death of the great Queen Elizabeth I in 1603, this was an astonishingly eventful and contradictory age. All the strands of Tudor life are gathered in a rich tapestry - London and the country... read more

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TUDOR AGE

Leo Kennedy is the great grandson of Sergeant Michael Kennedy and was raised in the shadow of his great grandfather's murder. Leo is a member of the Blue Ribbon Foundation, which supports police families and honours the memory of police killed in t... read more

Black Snake: The Real Story of Ned Kelly

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 General

Series:Brief Histories

The history of the Normans began a long time before 1066. Originating from the _Norsemen_ they were one of the most successful warrior tribes of the Dark Ages that came to dominate Europe from the Baltic Sea to the island of Sicily and the borders of Eastern Europe. Begi... read more

A Brief History of the Normans

In July 1518 a terrifying and mysterious plague struck the medieval city of Strasbourg. Hundreds of men and women danced wildly, day after day, in the punishing summer heat. Their feet blistered and bled, and their lim... read more

A Time to Dance, a Time to Die : The extraordinary story of the Dancing Plague of 1518

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 General

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The Book of Kells: Official Guide

Spinning Tops & Gumdrops captures a time when `imagination, skill, and daring' was the source of children's play. Quoits and jacks, hide and seek, cricket with a kerosene tin for a wicket, dress ups and charades, can all be seen in... read more

Spinning Tops & Gumdrops: A Portrait of Colonial Childhood

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 General

Series:Brief Histories

Terrifying rebellions and the ruthless strategies used to quell the, from Magellan to World War II.

A Brief History of Mutiny

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 General

Series:Civilisations Ser.

Companion to the major new BBC documentary series CIVILISATIONS, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon SchamaOscar Wilde said 'Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.' Was he right? In Civilisations, David Olusoga travels the wo... read more

Civilisations: First Contact / The Cult of Progress