Andrew Marr's History of the World Chess game: Man vs. machine New

We visit New York to trace the story of man versus machine, Gary Kasparov against IBM’s Deep Blue, in a chess game that gripped the world.
  • 2012
  • 00:05:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/29/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World King Leopold II New

In Brussels, we learn how the British explorer Henry Morton Stanley mapped out the Congo River, only for King Leopold II of Belgium – in his quest to conquer as much as he could – to cause genocide in the Congo, effects of which remain today.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/29/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Japanese industrialization New

At a Samurai house in Japan, we hear the story of Saigo Takamori, the last samurai.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/29/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Opioid tea trade in China New

During Britain’s Industrial Revolution, trade with China was opened up, albeit illegally with the Chinese Opium Wars at the ports of Guangzhou.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/28/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Japanese lockdown New

Japan was pulled into trade by the Portuguese and Dutch Jesuits, but it was Englishman William Adams who proved valuable to Japan's most powerful warlord, Tokugawa Ieyasu.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/28/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Edward Jenner New

In England, Edward Jenner used science to help save the lives of millions from smallpox.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/28/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Galileo New

In the 17th and 18th centuries, people across the world rose up in the name of freedom and equality against the power of the church and monarchy. We investigate the effects of the Enlightenment as it spread throughout Europe, with Galileo in Venice revolutionizing the way we saw humanity’s place in the universe.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/28/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Spread of Islam New

Andrew Marr follows the vast spread of Islam, told through the story of the slave Bilal, who helped build the first mosque and was the first to use the call to prayer, the Adhan.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/28/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World The Dutch East India Company New

The Dutch competed against the English in the battle for the Banda Islands, for which Nathaniel Courthope gave his life trying to gain the British access to nutmeg. The world was trading, and countries around the world had no option but to join in.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Martin Luther New

Europe tore itself apart in religious wars starting with Martin Luther's protest against the Catholic Church at Wittenberg, creating a new religion: Protestantism.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2020

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