BBC – Empire Of The Seas

Written by Rachel on November 12th, 2009

For centuries the Royal Navy has strived to help make Britain one of the worlds great maritime superpowers. In Empire Of The Seas, a Timewatch series, historian and avid sailor Dan Snow goes beyond the battle tactics to reveal a surprising history.Travelling across the oceans and with unique access to the modern fleet, Dan examines the impact of the Royal Navy on society, from its role in the foundation of the Bank Of England to the creation of a model for the civil service.The series unearths rarely seen manuscripts and records, and reveals the hidden human stories behind the famous battles. Offering a fresh perspective, Empire Of The Seas tells a fascinating story of how Royal Navy ships on the high seas have inspired the people of Britain.

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