Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History

A World Turned Upside Down

Series 1 - Episode 2 A World Turned Upside Down

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Summary

Maritime historian Dr Sam Willis charts the stories behind the shipwrecks of the Georgian age, when Britain's naval fleet was considered the most powerful in the world. He learns how mutinous sailors, rebellious slaves and murderous wreckers threatened to undermine the country's dominance at sea at a time when it was establishing key colonies and acquiring new territories.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Sam Willis
Director Francis Welch
Producer Francis Welch
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