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  • Instruments of Death: The Great War

    Episode 6 - The Great War - The Battle of the Somme 1916: ‘Two years in the making, ten minutes in the destroying’ was famously said about the Pals and Chums battalions that went into battle on the first day of the ill-fated Somme campaign on July 1st 1916. That day alone saw 60,000 British soldi...

  • Instruments of Death: The English Civil Wars

    Episode 1 - The English Civil Wars - The Battle of Naseby 1645: With families at war with each other and a monarchy fighting to survive, conflict in 17th century England reflected the times - brutal and unforgiving. With the decisive battle of Naseby as its backdrop, this first episode in the se...

  • Instruments of Death: The Napoleonic Wars

    Episode 5 - The Napoleonic Wars - The Battle of Waterloo 1815: This episode features a real first – an examination of the recently-discovered remains of what is believed to be an English redcoat, with the musket ball that felled him still lodged in his ribs. Karl presents this episode from the fi...

  • Instruments of Death: Queen Boudicca’s Revolt

    Episode 4 - Queen Boudicca’s Revolt - The Battle of Watling Street AD61: The Roman Army was the best equipped, best trained and most fearsome fighting machine of the age. When the united tribes of ancient Britain rose in revolt under the charismatic Iceni Queen Boudicca, it was fully put to the t...

  • Instruments of Death: The Norman Invasion

    Episode 3 - The Norman Invasion - The Battle of Hastings 1066: 1066 is perhaps the most famous dates in British history and Hastings the most famous battle. The winner-take-all clash between the warriors of William Duke of Normandy and King Harold’s Saxon army is a bloody tale of Danish Battle ax...

  • Instruments of Death: The Wars of the Roses

    Episode 2 - The Wars of the Roses - The Battle of Towton 1461: Towton was the single bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil – it’s believed that 28,000 men were hacked to death in a single day. The Lancastrian and Yorkist armies who stood toe-to-toe in pitched battle that day were armed wit...