Great Battles [DVD]
An incredible look at the bloodiest British battles ever fought. Hastings, Bannockburn, Bosworth, Marston Moor, the Boyne, Culloden battles which changed the course of British history and still affect the society we live in today. In Great Battles, ten incredble episodes are dedicated to bringing these battles to life. Presenter Bob Stewart recreates the passion and pain of each struggle and assesses its importance in British history. Combining a personal journey to the battlefield with state-of-the-art computer graphics, he illustrates how each battle was won and lost. Equally importantly, he explains the significance of each battle to the development of British society: why Marston Moor led to the decline of the idea of the divine right of kings; why Orangemen still celebrate the Boyne; and why Scottish football fans carry flags emblazoned with '1314'. This combination of old and new brings Great Battles to life and attracts a wide audience eager to discover not just the tactics of the battle but also a sense of why people were prepared to fight and die.
Running Time: 150 minutes
Region: All Regions
Release Date: 20/05/2013
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