We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here

Trading History

Series 1-Episode 3

Series 1-Episode 3

not currently available
Add this to your watchlist to find out when it is available via broadcast or catch-up.
Watchlist
ADVERTISEMENT

Review

It’s always fun learning the history of the items brought in to Antiques Roadshow, whether it’s a hearing aid belonging to Queen Victoria or a brooch belonging to Aunt Hilda. So this series, revealing the historical significance of artefacts sold at auction, has a similar fascination.

In this edition there’s a clock that was looted from a Nazi battleship and a Cork house so stuffed with antiques it’s like a time capsule of Irish history and British colonial pomp. And for fans of the undead, there’s a tatty little book entitled The Vampyre written by English physician John Polidori 78 years before Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Summary

Artefacts for sale at auction are examined to reveal their historical significance, including items linked to German warships, vampire mythology, and Queen Victoria's coronation.

Documentary

Have Your Say What did you think of Trading History?

view all comments (0)