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Oasis Supersonic
Where to Invade Next
Human
The End of God
Saturn
Clash of the Gods: Zeus
Antarctica: A Year on Ice
The Normans: Normans of the South
Chased by Sea Monsters 2of3
Putins Way
The Real Garden of Eden
How the Universe Built Your Car
This Is It
The Stone at the Centre
In The Sign Of The Cross
The Nazis, A Warning From History. Episode 1
Enchanted Kingdom
Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor
The Union The Business Behind Getting High
Deep Sea
Building the Great Pyramid
Conquistadors: The Fall of the Aztecs
The Story of Maths The Frontiers of Space
Planet Earth II Cities
Armenia, the Land of Noah
Clash of the Gods: Beowulf
Feathered Dragons
Birth of Humanity
Life: Birds
Bloody Battles
Magnetic Storm
WWII In 3D
The Great Math Mystery
Russia Imperialist Warriors
4000 Year Old Cold Case: The Body in the Bog
The Nazis, A Warning From History. Episode 6

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The Normans: Men from the North
The Normans: Men from the North 2010

Professor Robert Bartlett explores how the Normans developed from a band of marauding Vikings into the formidable warriors who conquered England in 1066. He tells how the Normans established their new province of Normandy -'land of the northmen' - in northern France. Under the leadership of Duke William, they conquered England. The Battle of Hastings marked the end of the Anglo-Saxon aristocracy and monarchy. The culture and politics of England would now be transformed by the Normans.

Category:History  Duration:58:07   Series: The Normans

Van Gogh
Van Gogh 2006

Born in Groot-Zundert, The Netherlands, Van Gogh spent his early life as an art dealer, teacher and preacher in England, Holland and Belgium. His period as an artist began in 1881 when he chose to study art in Brussels, starting with watercolours and moving quickly on to oils. The French countryside was a major influence on his life and his early work was dominated by sombre, earthy colours depicting peasant workers, the most famous of which is The Potato Eaters, 1885. It was during Van Gogh's studies in Paris (1886-8) that he developed the individual style of brushwork and use of colour that made his name. In 1888 he moved to Arles where the Provençal landscape provided his best-known subject matter. However, it also marked the start of his mental crisis following an argument with his contemporary Paul Gauguin. Van Gogh was committed to a mental asylum in 1889 where he continued to paint, but he committed suicide in 1890.

Category:Art  Duration:60:00   Series: Power of Art

Blood Of The Vikings: Last of the Vikings
Blood Of The Vikings: Last of the Vikings  2001

In the last of the series, Julian Richards uncovers new information from the battle in 1066 between Viking warlord Harald Hardrada and King Harold of England that marked the end of the Viking age in Britain. Results from a nationwide genetic survey show where in Britain the Vikings left a measurable contribution.

Category:History  Duration:49:22   Series: Blood of the Vikings

Blood Of The Vikings: Rulers
Blood Of The Vikings: Rulers  2001

Julian Richards recalls how, after years of raiding, England's resistance was so weakened that, in the early 11th century, the Vikings were finally able to seize the throne. In other parts of the British Isles however, they gained and maintained power by integration.

Category:History  Duration:47:56   Series: Blood of the Vikings

 
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