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Explains our theory that the Battle of Brunanburh was fought at Wigan, with a full list of other battlefield candidates here.
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George Stephenson is widely regarded as 'Father of the Railways' and as one of Britain's greatest engineers. We investigate, then tour the places he lived and worked.
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We investigate whether William Murdoch, inventor of gas lighting, is Britain's most underrated mechanical engineer, then visit the places he lived and worked
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Sir Christopher Wren is widely believed to be Britain's greatest architect. We investigate these claims then take a tour around the places he lived and worked.
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Explains our theory that the battle described in Egil's Saga was fought between Athelstan and Constantine at Brasside near Durham in 927.
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Our National Heritage Church Window Collection comprises 36 of the most historically important stained glass church windows in Britain
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Thomas Telford vies with Isambard Kingdom Brunel for the soubriquet Britain's Greatest Civil Engineer. We investigate his bona fides, then tour the places he lived and worked.
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Charles Darwin is widely regarded as Britain's greatest scientist. Dissenters accuse him of being a charlatan and fraudster. We investigate, then tour the places he lived and worked.
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John Harrison solved the problem of measuring Longitude. On the 325th anniversary of his birth, we investigate whether he is Britain's greatest horologist, then tour the places his works can be seen.
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We review major milestones in the development of horology, many of which were made in Britain
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We visit the newly refurbished Eltham Palace to assess whether it is, as often claimed, Britain's greatest Art Deco building.
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On the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus school of art, we tour the Bauhaus inspired buildings in Britain
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James Watt is widely regarded as Britain's greatest mechanical engineer and inventor. On the 200th anniversary of his death, we investigate, then take a tour of the places he lived and worked.
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To celebrate the opening of the V&A's new Photography Centre, we check it out then assess Britain's momentous contribution to the development of photography
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On the 125th anniversary of his birth, we investigate whether Tolkien is Britain's most momentous novelist, then conduct a Tolkien pilgrimage around Britain.
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Henry Bessemer is best known for creating the world's first mass production process for carbon steel. We investigate whether he came up with the concept himself, then tour some places that he lived and worked.
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Follow Mr Hoopdriver on his cycling idyll around southern England in H G Wells's The Wheels of Chance
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We apply our Battle of Hastings technique to the Battle of Stamford Bridge, with similarly spectacular results.
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On the 150th anniversary of his birth, we investigate whether H G Wells was one of Britain's most momentous authors, then take a Wells tour around the country and a War of the Worlds! tour around Woking.
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Britain is home to many of the greatest novelists that have ever lived. Here we describe the process we used to pick the ten most momentous of them.
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On the 300th anniversary of his birth, we investigate whether curate Gilbert White is Britain's most underrated scientist.
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Explains our theory that the Battle of Hastings was fought at Sedlescombe, after William landed in the Brede estuary and camped at Winchelsea.
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On the 200th anniversary of her birth, we investigate whether Ada Lovelace is, as usually claimed, the world's first computer programmer, then tour the places she lived and worked
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On the 800th anniversary of its creation, investigate whether Magna Carta is really the world's most important document, then exclusively reveal where it was originally sealed.