The last in the three-part series of documentaries about ancient
Egypt focuses on the considerable legacy of Rameses the Great, a pharaoh with epic ideas who commanded the largest empire on Earth for a remarkable 67 years.
The inaugural lecture was given by Simon Schama at the Banqueting House in London's Whitehall earlier this month. In an address entitled Television and the Trouble with History, Schama, whose personal history of Britain came to an end on Tuesday on BBC2, attacks the prejudices surrounding televised history, and explains how TV and films bring history to the screen.
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