Last updated: 2 January 2013
Hear celebrity speakers explore the social, economic and historical aspects and influences of the British Army.
23 January 2014
The summer of 1815 saw the final efforts of European powers to seize Napoleon’s reign over France. The pivotal moment was unfolding in an age where war was a social occasion.
27 February 2014
Wellington’s victory in the Peninsula was not just the result of ingenious tactics on the battlefield, but an impressive intelligence system staffed by clever, independently minded officers.
27 March 2014
During the 19th century the Great Trigonometrical Survey conducted the longest measurement of the earth’s circumference ever attempted. Presenter John Keay explores their epic undertaking which...