Fortress Britain with Alice Roberts on SBS – Professor Alice Roberts, Professor Danielle George and Dr. Onyeka Nubia tell the story of Britain’s century long obsession with invasion from abroad through the physical reminders that remain to this day.
Professor Alice will be joined by expert historians who’ll set the scene for some of the most turbulent periods in British history, whilst helping Alice get under the skin of those with designs on Britain and those charged with its protection.
Season One, Episode One: Henry VIII Going It Alone
At her base in Walmer Castle, Alice gets her hands on a vast hoard of Tudor coins and a five- hundred-year-old jousting scorecard as she learns how Henry VIII’s greed and ambition led him to bankrupt the nation and lay the foundations for the modern secret service.
Danielle visits Henry’s mighty castle at Deal and witnesses the awesome power of the cannons built to defend England, whilst Onyeka gets within touching distance of the iconic Mary Rose.
Fortress Britain with Alice Roberts on SBS and SBS on Demand – New Series Premiere – Sunday, 19 November at 7.30pm (4 Parts)
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