A SEAFARING NATION - eps. 5
Director(s): Roland THERON, Mike MAGIDSON – Writer(s): Mike MAGIDSON Contact Print page
From the Romans to the Vikings, from the Saxons to the Normans, the British Isles lived under the perpetual threat of foreign invasions. Fly over Southampton, Liverpool, Portsmouth or Belfast and you’ll discover the traces of this rich maritime past.
By the 15th century, the country ruled the biggest empire the world had ever known, in large parts thanks to the British merchants and the Royal Navy. England became the undisputed leader in the fields of shipbuilding, maritime innovation, offshore racing and fishing. This heritage has forged its character and its identity of an island nation with a singular destiny.