Here are four palaces featured in the series that are brimming with opulence and history.
Here are four Monster Ships that’ll have land lubbers’ jaws on the floor…
Half a century later, naysayers still insist the lunar missions were all a giant hoax.
These are some of the eeriest places we visit in Abandoned Engineering.
From Prince Philip’s work in WWII, to the royal who was eager to get into the trenches
Meet the Mathewsons - a classic auctioneer dynasty
Here are just some retro cars from Bangers and Cash that’ll get your motor revving.
They once stood proudly as icons of the Eastern Bloc, but what became of these marvels?
The Reichstag Fire helped set Hitler gain total power – but were the Nazis behind it?
Elon Musk has started the race for the Hyperloop - but is this reality or sci-fi fantasy?
Why build on ground level when you can carve masterpieces right into the Earth?
How two Londoners were doomed by gossip and the vindictive laws of the Victorian Age…
The Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters are notorious but there were others...
You know the main events, but what about the hidden ones?
When they weren’t out on the high seas, the Vikings engaged in elaborate rituals...
Dan Snow embarks on a journey that's filled with genuine danger and thrilling beauty.
When the ship Batavia was shipwrecked, being stranded was the least of the crew's worries.
Did you know the worst maritime disaster to occur during peacetime was not the Titanic?
Here are some of the facts behind the glittering legend of their dynasty.
How a remote site is now an eerie reminder of how close we came to the end of everything…
Secret agendas and cover-ups: history is not what it always seems, as these shows prove.
How did one man start the Cold War?
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The introduction of steam railways changed Britain in a way no one could have predicted.
From Parliament battles, to the Yalta Conference, these are the days that shaped WWII.
Archive material and dramatisations reveal why these men chose the paths they did.
From the Nariz del Diablo to Crossrail, here are some of the most jaw-dropping railways.
Extraordinary new evidence supports an explosive theory of a trip to the New World.
How a team of intrepid inventors and a young Winston Churchill gave birth to the tank.
Charles II had perhaps the most thrilling life of any British monarch
Key instruments of war, from the cruise missile to the tank and the machine gun.
Here's five fascinating facts about the 1588 naval mission that might have sailed by you.
This three-part series examines the infamous invasion by Spain's fearsome Armada fleet.
Lusty, passionate, prone to violent outbursts and perhaps fond of dabbling in drugs.
In 1940, the Nazis drew up unusual and downright terrifying invasion plans for Britain.
The Allies had daredevil pilots in World War One. Here are four you need to know about…
A trip back through time to examine the lives of some of the grandest figures in history.
Designed to stand the test of time, our nations memorials are now falling into disrepair.
Find out about these monuments to our heroes that proudly stand amongst us.
Meet four curious cases that made the headlines.
There's far more to Prince Philip than many people realise.
Well over a century later, the story of the Sandringham Company still beguiles experts.
They survived the war and would go onto re-shape politics, pop culture and literature.
World War I was a war unlike any other before it, with a number of firsts along the way.
British reporters risked their lives to cover the Great War
More than just another F1 great, John Surtees stood apart even from his fellow champions.
The Pythons influenced just about every funny thing after them. Especially these.
From parrot ruminations to a lumberjack's confession, our pick of Python's 10 best quotes.
The definitive list of the best Python sketches. Yes it is. (No it isn't.) Yes it is.
Racing drivers dice with death every day and sometimes the worst really does happen.
Not only a great driver, Jackie is one of the greatest figures of motor racing.
The story of John Surtees is the story of a unique motorsport legend...
From a radio telescope that might just find aliens, to a truly terrifying rollercoaster.
It should have been one of the greatest races of all time. Instead, it became a bloodbath.
Success embraced Michael Hawthorn but tragedy also plagued the British racing prodigy.
To celebrate the anniversary of the 1969 moon landing on 21st July, here’s our guide.
The killing of the Fascist dictator has fuelled bizarre conspiracy theories.
Ronnie and Reggie ruled their territory with an iron fist, but also courted celebrity..
Did you know there was a third Kray brother? Or what they got up to in prison?
King George V of England - murder victim?
Was Prince Albert Victor linked to the Ripper?
Found floating in a lake ….the unfortunate ‘mad’ King Ludwig.
A troubled man and an embarrassment to the Royal family... but was he a murder victim?
Four beautiful Romanov girls…..what was the fate of Anastasia?
The very colourful Earl of Errol, King of the Happy Valley... but not for long.
Hard-hitting series that investigates extraordinary stories about Royal intrigue.
The Battle of the Somme remains the most infamous confrontation of WWI.
The Vatican Secret Archives contain relics from the history of Western civilisation...
4 women who hung on the Fuhrer’s every word.
Hitler’s scientists and inventors pioneered ways to bring destruction on their enemies.
The aristocratic Mitford sisters seemed to embody the turbulent 20th Century.
Which cities hide secrets within them?
From Titanic’s lesser-known sister ship, to the sleek and chic QE2…
We've always had a way of keeping our sporting spirits alive during the dark days of war…
In between the fighting, everyday living was all about mud, blood and boredom…
This series sees Blackadder reduced to a mere servant – how accurate is it all, though?
The second series takes us into the Elizabethan era, but how much of this is real history?
How does the world of Prince Edmund stack up against reality?
Was he the “good” predecessor or a brutal dictator?
We're showing every episode of Blackadder this Easter Season...
Delving into the meaning and mystery of one of history’s most notorious dates…
From the Nazi holiday resort to the ghost town island which once witnessed slave labour…
Because there’s more to the history of trains than delays and signalling errors…
The attack on Dresden reduced this city to ruins. Were the Allies justified in doing it?
What did it take to build the castles of Britain's landscape?
He certainly stamped his personality upon the nation.
Should Churchill be revered, or condemned?
From Adolf’s Nazi-fighting nephew to the bizarre “life pod” built to keep Churchill safe…
We don’t know our Hogwarts from our Windsor Castle.
New research identifies Henry VIII’s mega divorce settlement (and annual £6m booze bill.)
If their walls could talk...
Should Hitler’s wife be thought of as a tragic figure, or a callous character?
Ever wondered how some of our favourite festive traditions came to be...?
What Winston Churchill called “the greatest American battle of the war” began…
Crowned on Christmas Day, 1066, our first Norman king changed the course of the nation.
From the shocking incident that sparked a war, to the truth behind Woodstock…
What was the first popular video game? And why did NYC briefly descend into civil war?
Paranoid theory or ugly truth?
Are millions wrong to loathe her?
Was John F. Kennedy more of a hazard than a hero?