Empire With Michael Portillo

Season 1
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Season 1, Episode 4 - Portillo's Hidden History The British Empire Series 1 Ep 4

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Michael travels to North America to explore how British rule led to armed rebellion in the USA, and a loyalty in Canada that lasted until the very end of Empire. Michael first finds himself in Manhattan, discovering how the incendiary prose of the declaration of independence fired up the population to reject the very found...
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Season 1, Episode 3 - Portillo's Hidden History The British Empire Series 1 Ep 3

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Michael travels to South Africa to explore how the lure of riches led Britain into barbaric wars, dividing the country along racial lines with devastating consequences.
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Season 1, Episode 2 - Portillo's Hidden History The British Empire Series 1 Ep 2

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Michael travels to the Empire’s Caribbean capital, Jamaica, to uncover how Britain amassed the wealth to conquer the world. In the mid-17th century, the undisputed global superpower was Spain, which controlled the Americas and Caribbean. But when Oliver Cromwell deposed King Charles I, he sent the first state-sponsored exp...
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Season 1, Episode 1 - Portillo's Hidden History The British Empire Series 1 Ep 1

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Michael visits India, the Jewel in the Crown of Empire. Here he uncovers how the British East India Company built an Empire becoming the world’s first multinational corporation, using a private army to subdue this massive country. But how did such a small number of colonists rule over such a vast, diverse area?
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