In the eight episode of his 10 part history, Christopher Lloyd explains how the invention of the steam engine by a Brit gave human beings the ability to travel beyond the limitations of nature. Great Britain took the railways across the world. As a result it built an Empire upon which the sun never set.
– 1829AD –
Can you think of any other great British inventions?
Watch the other videos in the series
Story #1: Fire and Earth
Story #2: The Arrival of the Humans
Story #3: The Roman Invasion
Story #4: The Norman Conquest
Story #5: The Magna Carta
Story #6: Supremacy at sea
Story #7: The political union of Britain
Story #9: The rise of Germany
Story #10: Unintended consequences of technology