Empire With Michael Portillo

November 2020
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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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