Rule Britannia (12 DVDs)
This stunning, 12-disc boxed set is a glorious celebration of all-things British from Victorian times up until today. Using fascinating archive film and period photographs, it takes you on a rewarding journey from an exploration of how the Victorians lived and the triumphs of empire through two world wars to the remarkable reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Explore the events, the people and the spirit that have helped shape our great nation. Celebrate over a century of British history with this collection of extraordinary documentaries examining how the country has grown and evolved from the heart of an Empire to the thriving cultural and commercial centre it is today. In-depth documentaries reveal the realities of life in Victorian Britain, the long years of World War II and what life was like for the residents of the Falkland Islands during the 1982 conflict. Through extensive use of newsreel footage from the time, explore the war-torn Britain of the 1940s, the prosperous 1950s and the swinging 1960s. Journey back to the days of the country’s famous music halls and see rare footage of its greatest stars in action, before taking a whistle-stop tour of The 50 Events That Changed Britain. Finally, rounding off this unique 12-disc set, examine the long reign of Queen Elizabeth II and celebrate her Diamond Jubilee in style!
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