The history of Britain in an hour

How did Britain grow to become a global, industrial superpower? Over the course of an hour, historian Dr Seán Lang will guide you through the nation’s past – from Stonehenge to the Scottish referendum


In a free podcast available to download when you register at, you’ll discover how the Celts, Roman, Vikings and Normans made their mark on these islands. If you have already registered, click here to download the podcast.


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