- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: November 27, 2006
The sun never set on the greatest empire of the 19th century. Survey its glories with Peter Weller in this captivating DVD.
- Emmy®-winning series hosted by actor and art historian Peter Weller.
- Discover the history and culture of ancient societies through their engineering accomplishments.
- From the Punjab to the Outback, England's colonial expansion reached every corner of the Earth.
Peter Weller takes on the Crown in this globe-trotting exploration of the mighty British Empire and her magnificent engineering achievements. Tally-ho!
In the Golden Age of Empire Building, when a few technologically advanced and aggressive Western nations feuded over the spoils of the Earth, England established itself as the 800-pound gorilla. At its pinnacle, the British Empire spanned every continent and covered one quarter of the Earth's land mass. Through the centuries, the rulers of this enormous powerhouse used extraordinary engineering feats to become an industrial and military titan, loaded with riches.
Using cutting edge CGI, ENGINEERING AN EMPIRE looks at the key leaders of the British Empire and explores the mark each left on society. Their many pioneering accomplishments include the world's first locomotive, a superhighway of underground sewers, the imposing and grand Westminster Palace, and the most powerful and technically advanced navy in the age of sail.
Fans of world domination and awesome engineering will be deeply satisfied by BRITAIN: BLOOD AND STEEL.