Seven Ages of Britain

Seven Ages of Britain

Bettany Hughes moves the spotlight from the ruling elite to the everyday lives of ordinary people: to give us the unofficial history of Britain.

This series explores the day-to-day life of the silent majority from the Stone Age to the Industrial Revolution.

In collaboration with of some of the country's top archaeologists and historians, Hughes investigates the lives of the first Neolithic farmers, the Roman-British army conscript, the Anglo-Saxon housewife and the medieval tin miner. 

7 X 60 Channel 4