With Ieyasu in control, peace descends on Japan, and a new society based on the samurai ethics of obedience and loyalty is established. In 1600, William Adams becomes the first Englishman to set foot in Japan. Impressed by European trading vessels, Ieyasu asks Adams to help him build his own fleet. Aware that the English have no interest in converting the Japanese to Christianity, Ieyasu decides to expel the Portuguese and Spanish, who too often combine missionary work with trade.
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In the early sixteenth century, Japan is a warlike society ruled by samurai and their daimyo warlords. When Portuguese merchants arrive in 1543, they are the first Europeans to set foot in Japan. Missionaries quickly set out to convert the nation to Christianity.
In 2008, a unique, never-to-be repeated archaeological excavation of the infamous site of Ned Kelly's last stand in Glenrowan took place. Cameras captured this event and the new revelations it provides into what actually happened in the siege and what it shows about the psychology of Kelly and the international impact of his outbreak. Joining the team of archaeologists and historians is Tony Robinson, who will investigate the true nature of one of the most iconic historical events.
Professor Niall Ferguson re-examines the history of the 20th century. At its core were the two world wars, yet these were only the two most explosive conflicts of the century.
In 1642, England was so peaceful that it was said only four people in the country knew how to fire cannon. But seven years later, the English would turn on one another in a civil war of astonishing cruelty and brutality. Why? The English Civil War is one of the darkest moments of English history.
In two replica 12m-long Viking Longships, the Oxford and Cambridge rowing teams re-enact the Viking sea journey from Denmark to England.
In two replica 12m-long Viking longships, the Oxford and Cambridge rowing teams re-enact the Viking sea journey from Denmark to England.
Two thousand years ago, the Roman Empire was the strongest and most powerful assembly of people on Earth. In the year 73 BC, they boasted the greatest army in the ancient world, but their army was to be taken down many times over by Spartacus - an unlikely hero who achieved an extraordinary feat that would be remembered in history for decades to come.
Lavishly produced in China with a top-notch cast of Chinese actors China's First Emperor recreates the ancient Chin empire and its unique leader. Qin Shi Huangdi's amazing career as a military leader and ruthless ruler is chronicled in an action-packed, fast-paced and epic narrative. It is the story of a man who created a military superpower, built the Great Wall of China and left the world an entire army of terracotta soldiers, who guard his empire still. It is the story of Qin Shi Huangdi.
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