History Documentary hosted by Jeremy Paxman, published by BBC in 2012 - English narration
<hr class="bbcode_rule" />Jeremy Paxman traces the story of the greatest empire the world has ever known: the British Empire.
4) Making a Fortune
Jeremy Paxman continues his personal account of Britain's empire, looking at how the empire began as a pirates' treasure hunt, grew into an informal empire based on trade and developed into a global financial network. He travels from Jamaica, where sugar made plantation owners rich on the backs of African slaves, to Calcutta, where British traders became the new princes of India. Jeremy then heads to Hong Kong, where British-supplied opium threatened to turn the...