Jeremy Paxman traces the remarkable story of the British Empire in a major new five part series

February 29, 2012

At its peak, the British Empire was the largest in history and its influence stretched all over the world.

Written and presented by Jeremy Paxman, and produced by the Open University and the BBC, the series, called simply Empire, will trace not only the Empire’s rise and fall, but also explore the complex effects it had on the modern world – political, technological and social – and equally the effects of the Empire on Britain.

Open University

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