A History of Britain by Simon Schama - Series 1 - Dynasty
Documentary series taking a comprehensive look at British history. Henry II built one of the greatest empires the medieval world had seen - only to see his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and his scheming sons tear it all to pieces. He also created the jury system and the first legal statute books, but is best remembered as the man who ordered the murder of Thomas a Becket.
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Presenter Simon Schama