Rob Bell boards the ship that kick started the age of polar exploration, Royal Research Ship Discovery. The world's first purpose-built scientific vessel, her bold journey to the most inhospitable continent on the planet, Antarctica, propelled Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton into the ranks of the world's most famous explorers.
In the region of Cairo, there is much evidence of how the floodings of the Nile had a big impact on ancient Egyptian civilisation. Of course they fertilised the Earth, but among other things they also provided water to the canals that were used for the construction of the pyramids. One of these canals has recently been found near Saqqarah, thanks to the use for the first time in Egypt of a LiDar scan.
Michael travels to the Empire's Caribbean capital, Jamaica, to uncover how Britain amassed the wealth to conquer the world. In the mid-17th century, the undisputed global superpower was Spain, which controlled the Americas and Caribbean. But when Oliver Cromwell deposed King Charles I, he sent the first state-sponsored expeditions of conquest to take the parts of the Spanish Empire that were undefended. The first territory to be taken was Jamaica.
Tony Robinson explains the parts of the Magna Carta which have become cornerstones of the legal system.
As Qantas celebrates 100 years of service in Australia, BtN looks at the history of commercial air travel in Australia.
- History Timeline: From a day of protest to a week-long national event recognising the culture + history of First Nations People - the oldest living culture on the planet. - Deadly! Playschool: Indigenous Toy + Baker Boy performing nursery rhyme
Learn all about the struggles of the early settlers with the help of Horrible Histories' Gorgeous Georgians. Test your knowledge of all things First Fleet in the quiz.
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