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  1. Alistair Cooke’s America (2004)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 650 minutes), £49.99

    The British-born American journalist, Alistair Cooke, traces the history of America from the eve of discovery to the early 1970s in this classic television series.

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  2. Rebels and Redcoats: The American Revolutionary War (2003)

    Producer
    Harvey Lilley; Georgina Harvey; Colin Thomas
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 200 minutes), £780.00

    In this four part series, historian Richard Holmes gives a revisionist account of what he calls America’s first civil war. The popular view is that the War of Independence was the American people’s...

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  3. Western Tradition, The (8 Parts) (1989 Video)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 8 x 30 min., 1997 sale: £29.50 (+VAT +p&p) each

    Series tracing the history of ideas, events and institutions that have shaped modern societies. Explores interconnections among politics, literature, economics, industry, agriculture, art, philosophy and...

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  4. Thomas Paine: The Most Valuable Englishman Ever (1982)

    Subject
    History; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (PAL, 47 minutes), £12.99

    Kenneth Griffith tells the story of Thomas Paine, an 18th century Sussex customs officer who played a central role in both the American and French revolutions. Son of a Norfolk corset maker he wrote the...

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  5. Romanticism and Revolution (1770 - 1870)

    Subject
    History; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (PAL, 23 minutes), £39.00

    Investigates the Enlightenment roots of the American Revolution and examines its influence on the French Revolution. Illustrates how revolt became a romantic idea during the period-a passionate outburst by...

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