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How the process of building Britain's canals resulted in furthering geological knowledge, as surveyor William Smith created the first geological map of England and Wales. Show more
In the second part of his four-part series, historian David Olusoga explores the business of slavery and remembers the black sailors who fought for Britain at Trafalgar. Show more
Entwined with its people, the influence of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is changing as a new generation of Gurkhas populates the hills. Show more
Author Thomas Penn takes an extraordinary journey into the dark and chilling world of the first Tudor, Henry VII. His investigations reveal the ruthless tactics this monarch used. Show more
Dr Janina Ramirez looks back at the 14th century, when craftsmen created the Perpendicular Gothic, a new form of architecture that was to be Britain's first cultural style. Show more