Blackadder's History Season

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Blackadder
Blackadder

Meet one of the most deliciously evil comic characters ever: Rowan Atkinson's Blackadder.

Time Team
Time Team

Tony Robinson and his team of experts journey around the countries archaeological digs.

Genealogy Guide
Genealogy Guide

Read our handy guides to researching the history of your family and your home.

Warzone
Warzone

We have packed Warzone with the very best documentaries on the two World Wars.

Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany

Features about the life and death of Hitler and those persecuted by his regime.

Historical Figures
Historical Figures

We look at the life and times of some of our most famous historical figures.

The First World War
World War One

Around 10 million died and many more were maimed or missing in this bloody conflict.

The Second World War
World War Two

The Second World War lasted 6 years - and changed the face of the planet.

Classic History
Classic History

From the Greeks and the Romans to the Egyptians, we have all the essential information.

Ancient Egypt
Egyptians

How did the Egyptians mummify their dead and more Egyptian information.

Ancient Greece
Greeks

The Greeks brought more to the world than mathematical theorems!

Ancient Rome
Romans

The Romans had one of the largest empires ever, but ultimately it all came crashing down.

Ancient Britain
Ancient Britain

Delve into Ancient Britain and the world of our ancestors.

Vikings
Vikings

Partial to a longboat and pillaging, the Vikings were a force to be reckoned with.

Middle Ages
Medieval

Find out more about the time that ran from the 5th to the 15th century.

Kings and Queens
Kings and Queens

From the Normans to the Windsors, the Kings and Queens of our islands.

Yesterday's Presenters
Our Presenters

Meet some of Yesterday's presenters and historians that feature in your favourite shows.

History
History

Find out more about the history of the world with Yesterday!

Video Clips and Trailers
Clips and Trailers

Watch our advert trails and clips from a trove of entertainment inspired by history.

The 20th Century
The 20th Century

A history of the 20th Century - from two world wars to the swinging sixties.

Ancient History
Ancient History

How did they erect the massive stones at Stonehenge?

Newsletter Archive
Newsletter Archive

Browse through some of our previous newsletters.

Quiz
Yesterday's quizzes

Think you're a history buff? Test your knowledge with one of our quizzes.

Music and Culture
Music and Culture

Musings on music from Motown to Britpop and trivia on leading actors, artists and authors.

Politicians
Politicians

From Churchill to Cameron and Lenin to Mao, find out all about politics through history.

History of Industry and Engineering
History of Industry

Find out all about the giant leaps in manufacturing since the Industrial Revolution.

History of the British Isles
History of Britain

Hold up a magnifying glass to the history of the British Isles through the ages.

Antiques
Antiques

Find out more about the bric-a-brac tucked away in your loft.

On Demand
On Demand

Watch Yesterday online on demand with UKTV Play - our catch up and archive service.

About Each Series: Who Do You Think You Are?
About Each Series: Who Do You Think You Are?

A summary of each series of Who Do You Think You Are? on Yesterday.

In This Month
In This Month

Historical events from each month of the year.

About Each Series: Museum Secrets
About Each Series: Museum Secrets

Find out more about each series of Museum Secrets.

Christmas History
Christmas History

Find out more about the history of one of the world's biggest celebrations.

Unsung Heroes
Unsung Heroes

A look at some of the lesser known heroes of our past.

Competitions
Win

Find out more about Yesterday's current or previous competitions.

Yesterday's Blog
Blogs

Want to learn something new? Then you've come to the right place.

UKTV Quiz
UKTV Quiz

Get the family together and play the UKTV Christmas quiz.

We Don’t Know Our Hogwarts From Our Windsor Castle
A Towering Castle Confusion

We don’t know our Hogwarts from our Windsor Castle.

Who Do You Think You Are? Series 1
Series 1: Who Do You Think You Are?

Jeremy Clarkson and Meera Syal are amongst the celebrities who feature.

Who Do You Think You Are? Series 2
Series 2: Who Do You Think You Are?

Sheila Hancock, Stephen Fry and Jeremy Paxman have their turn.

Who Do You Think You Are? Series 3
Series 3: Who Do You Think You Are?

In this series, Julia Sawalha uncovers a few surprises about her family.

Who Do You Think You Are? Series 4
Series 4: Who Do You Think You Are?

Series 4 of Who Do You Think You Are? sees 7 well known figures go back to their roots.

Who Do You Think You Are? Series 5
Series 5: Who Do You Think You Are?

Patsy kensit, Boris Johnson and David Suchet take the emotional journey into their past.

Who Do You Think You Are? Series 6
Series 6: Who Do You Think You Are?

Rick Stein, Rory Bremner, Kevin Whatley and Zoe Wanamaker find out about theiR past.

Who Do You Think You Are? Series 7
Series 7: Who Do You Think You Are?

Featuring Bruce Forsyth, Rupert Everett, Derva Kerwen and Alan Cumming among others

About Fight Club: A History of Violence
About Fight Club: A History of Violence

Sean Bean looks at the popularity of close combat contests and the effect on mind and body

About Raiders of the Lost Past
About Raiders of the Lost Past

The series that looks back on the brave explorers who hunted for history's lost treasures.

About World's Weirdest Weapons
About World's Weirdest Weapons

From the aerocycle to a mock-up of a magic carpet, don't miss the World's Weirdest Weapons

About: The Secret Life Of...
About The Secret Life Of...

Get all the juicy gossip on history's biggest stars, from Henry VIII to Marie Antoinette

About Time Team
About Time Team

Tony Robinson and his team of experts journey around the country's archaeological digs

About Professor Hutton's Curiosities
About Professor Hutton's Curiosities

See the hidden curiosities and unsung gems tucked away inside Britain's unknown museums

About Coast
About Coast

Neil Oliver and the team go on an ambitious journey to discover all of the UK's coastline

Shipwrecks
Shipwrecks

The building of ships has been essential to our development as a species.

Nicolas Crane Interview
Nicolas Crane Interview

Find out more about Coast's map man! Give him a compass and he'll go there.

Blackbeard
Blackbeard

One man from so-called Golden Age of Piracy has transcended history and become legend...

About Antiques Roadshow
About Antiques Roadshow

Join Michael Aspel and his team of experts in scrutinising the public's antiques

Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd

Was there really a man called Sweeney Todd with a Barber Shop on London's Fleet Street?

Michael Aspel Profile
Michael Aspel Profile

Find out more about the suave housewife's choice of the 80s...

George Armstrong Custer
George Armstrong Custer

Custer was the hero of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

How to Spot a Fake
How to Spot a Fake

Before you go getting a bargain read our foolproof guide to avoiding the crooks.

Mata Hari
Mata Hari

A seductive double agent who betrayed the Allies, or just a single woman trying to get by?

About Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of An Empire
About Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of An Empire

Michael Sheen features in this series of drama-documentary reconstructions of Ancient Rome

Ivan The Terrible
Ivan The Terrible

Ivan IV, or Ivan the Terrible, was one of the most feared rulers in history.

About Black Ops Series 1
About Black Ops Series 1

Travel the world with the Black Ops team as they reconstruct infamous special ops missions

Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan

NoneThe name Genghis Khan struck fear into the hearts of his enemies.

Rasputin
Rasputin

Rasputin became one of the most infamous figures of Imperial Russia's final years.

About Perfect Storms
About Perfect Storms

This exclusive series investigates the most significant disasters of all time

About Treasure Detectives
About Treasure Detectives

Curtis Dowling and his team of investigators verify the authenticity of collectibles

The 20th Century
The 20th Century

Our perception of the period 1900-1950 is dominated by two devastating world wars.

About Museum Secrets: Series 1
About Museum Secrets: Series 1

Be surprised by the secrets hiding behind some of the most famous museums in the world

The Cold War
The Cold War

We explore the 50 years of globally divisive conflict between the US and the Soviet Union.

About Museum Secrets: Series 2
About Museum Secrets: Series 2

The new and exclusive second series takes viewers inside some venerable institutions

Charles Lindbergh Profile
Charles Lindbergh Profile

Charles Lindbergh was one of the first Americans to feel the effects of mass media fame.

About Museum Secrets: Series 3
About Museum Secrets: Series 3

Exploring the world's museums to take a closer look some of their remarkable exhibits

Disasters
Disasters

Have inquiries into more recent civil disasters brought about meaningful change?

Modern Inventions
Modern Inventions

Can you do without any of the items listed below?

British Police History
British Police History

There have always been robbers but we didn't always have cops.

Curtis and Andy: A Lasting Partnership
Curtis and Andy: A Lasting Partnership

Curtis Dowling and Andy Smith, like Lovejoy and Tinker, are a lasting partnership.

Brian Epstein Profile
Brian Epstein Profile

Manager of the biggest band in the world. Took his own life at the height of his career.

Curtis Dowling Interview
Curtis Dowling Interview

We got the opportunity to ask Treasure Detectives frontman Curtis some burning questions.

The 1968 Riots
The 1968 Riots

The 1960s were a turbulent decade and 1968 was a turbulent year.

The Vietnam War
The Vietnam War

Find out more about the war that shook America's military self-confidence to the core.

Concorde
Concorde

Concorde cut the normal flight from London to New York, from 6 hours to just over 3!

Baby Boom
Baby Boom

Peace in 1945 brought a sharp rise in births for some years - the so-called Baby Boom.

Lest We Forget - Remembrance Day
Lest We Forget

Why is it so important to remember? If you don't know, then read on...

David Bailey Profile
David Bailey Profile

During his National Service, Bailey bought his first camera, sparking a fresh career

Kitchener's Campaign
Kitchener's Campaign

His steely stare and pointing finger urged Brits to sign up, but how effective was it?

Dr Christaan Barnard Profile
Dr Christaan Barnard Profile

Dr Christiaan Barnard was just as famous as any of these but his job was rather different.

About Close Quarter Battle
About Close Quarter Battle

US Special Forces veteran Terry Schappert takes us inside close quarter battle scenarios

Fidel Castro Profile
Fidel Castro Profile

Fidel Castro Ruz grew up to become one of the world's most recognisable faces.

Top Ten Coast Spots
Top Ten Coast Spots

We've selected ten beautiful coastal spots that also boast a fascinating past.

Tony Blackburn Profile
Tony Blackburn Profile

Tony Blackburn is one of Britain's best-known DJs.

About Who Betrayed The Bomber Boys?
About Who Betrayed The Bomber Boys?

Who Betrayed The Bomber Boys? is a brand new and exclusive documentary

Sonny Liston Profile
Sonny Liston Profile

Charles 'Sonny' Liston become one of the best fighters of his time.

About Battle of Britain
About Battle of Britain

Actor Ewan McGregor and his brother Colin trace the timeline of the Battle of Britain