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History Skimmed

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History Skimmed breaks down historical stories into easier to understand videos. Once a week, an 11 part series on the history of Britain will be released, covering everything from the first humans in Britain through to the Britain of today. The creator is a history teacher with over ten years experience in London comprehensive schools and holds a Masters degree from the University of Oxford.

History Skimmed breaks down historical stories into easier to understand videos. Once a week, an 11 part series on the history of Britain will be released, covering everything from the first humans in Britain through to the Britain of today. The creator is a history teacher with over ten years experience in London comprehensive schools and holds a Masters degree from the University of Oxford.
Modern Britain 1979 - 2020
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Modern Britain 1979 - 2020

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Modern times! Or at least at the time of publication it was. How might a historian sum up the last forty years in Britain? Well have a watch. From the Thatcher dominated 1980s through to the COVID shaken Britain of today. This is modern Britain. The entire series is now available to view. There are links at the end of the channel or click here to go to a playlist of them all
19th century Britain (8/11)
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19th century Britain (8/11)

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” So begins Dicken’s A Tale of Two Cities. Published in the 19th century and whilst it is commenting on the highs and lows of London and Paris, the opening line ties in snuggly with Britain as a whole in the 19th century. After the defeat of Napoleon and peace on the continent, Britain could set its sights on the rest of the world. Britain became the largest ever empire, the ruler of the waves, the workshop of the world! This was Britain’s moment at the top, but this pinnacle was achieved through the suffering of million, both in Britain and around the globe. Take a journey through 19th century Britain
Post-War Britain 1945 - 1979
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Post-War Britain 1945 - 1979

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Britain may have ended the War on the winning side but it had been near bankrupted in the process, stripped of its top tier great power status and with a broken economy and exhausted populous to manage. This episode starts with Atlee’s attempts at Nationalisation and ends just before Thatcher’s attempts at Privatisation. The baby boom generation, the swinging Sixties the Wind of Change. It’s all here.
18th century Britain (7/11)
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18th century Britain (7/11)

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It might be the 18th century for the Gregorian calendar, but for Britain this was a century of firsts: first prime minister, first steam engine, first factory and first police force. But as unregulated industrial expansion continued Britain also caused much suffering and death, both at home and around the world. This period may have had three kings all called George but calling it Georgian Britain overvalues their importance. Who sat on the throne mattered a lot less than, among other things, what that throne sat on top of. Welcome to 18th century Britain.
Tudor Britain (5/11)
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Tudor Britain (5/11)

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Henry VIII’s six wives and the Spanish Armada, the Reformation and the Renaissance. Here is a period nearly everyone is at least a little familiar with: Tudor Britain. The Tudor period is famous for many things, but it was the changes in society, technological advances and economic growth that set it apart. And whilst Scotland was its own kingdom, separate from Tudor England, it too shared in this prosperity.
Britain at War 1914 - 1945 (9/11)
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Britain at War 1914 - 1945 (9/11)

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Two World Wars, unlike anything that had come before them, ended Britain’s run at the top. Still if the British empire had to be broken to defeat an enemy, then destroying Nazism was at least a worthy cause. This episode covers Britain at war. Total war – where all aspects of the economy and society were coordinated to ensure victory. Where government began involving itself far more in the lives of its citizens. And this led to huge changes in how we live our lives today.
Roman Britain (2/11)
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Roman Britain (2/11)

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Roman Britain. A ten-minute overview of the history of Britain during Roman times. From Caesar’s first invasion in 55 BCE through to the withdrawal of the last garrisons in 410 CE. Including what life was like in Britain beyond the frontier of Roman control.
Late Medieval Britain (4/11)
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Late Medieval Britain (4/11)

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1066 and all that! Also known as Late Medieval Britain. From the Battle of Hastings and William the Conqueror, through to the War of the Roses and the ascension of the Tudors. This was the time of castles, cathedrals and chivalry… well at least two of those. As well as looking at the big events of this period we also cover how ordinary people lived. In a time of persistent plagues, long hours in the field and short life expectancies there were still opportunities to enjoy life.
Prehistoric Britain (1/11)
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Prehistoric Britain (1/11)

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Prehistoric Britain. An eleven-minute overview of the history of humanity in Britain before the arrival of the Romans. Everything from the first human beings to set foot here through to the Iron Age Celts.
Stuart Britain (6/11)
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Stuart Britain (6/11)

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The gunpowder plot, Civil War and the beginning of the Scientific Revolution in this island: Stuart Britain. With the Execution of a king and the Bill of Rights, Britain moved away from personal rule towards a society with greater freedoms and economic opportunity. Stuart Britain saw huge changes in the country that lay the foundations of the rise to prominence that was to come.
Early Medieval Britain (3/11)
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Early Medieval Britain (3/11)

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Early Medieval Britain. Sometimes – rather unfairly – known as the Dark Ages. An eleven-minute overview of the history of Britain from the departure of the Romans to the arrival of the Normans a thousand years later. Covering king Arthur, the invasion of the Scots, Picts and Anglo-Saxons and later the Vikings!