Empire with Michael Portillo

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Empire with Michael Portillo
Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  December 10, 2020

Michael travels to North America to explore how British rule led to armed rebellion in the USA and a loyalty in Canada that lasted until the very end of Empire. Michael first finds himself in Manhattan, discovering how the incendiary prose of the declaration of independence fired up the population to reject the very foundations of Empire: aristocracy, monarchy, and class.

Michael travels to North America to explore how British rule led to armed rebellion in the USA and a loyalty in Canada that lasted until the very end of Empire. Michael first finds himself in Manhattan, discovering how the incendiary prose of the declaration of independence fired up the population to reject the very foundations of Empire: aristocracy, monarchy, and class.

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