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    Civil strife / Catalog Record Only

    "Three complete programs that tell the story of critical rebellions which affected the course of British history"--Container.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
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    Brother against brother. The English Civil War / Catalog Record Only

    Featuring large-scale reconstruction of key events, dramatized eyewitness accounts plus rare archive film and period imagery, this program tells the powerful stories behind a great civil war that tore a nation apart: Cromwell's war on the English throne.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
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    Black Adder II. Beer / Catalog Record Only

    Edmund Black Adder's religious aunt and uncle visit to discuss his inheritance on the same night that the queen orders him to host a drinking party at his house. He attempts to keep the two groups separate by going back and forth between them, but he becomes drunk. When the queen, who has arrived in disguise, is treated in a less than royal manner, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1985
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    Black Adder II. Potato / Catalog Record Only

    Jealous of the attention given to the returning explorer Sir Walter Raleigh, Edmund Black Adder informs the queen that he will sail around the Cape of Good Hope, a voyage Raleigh terms "suicidal." With a leg-less captain who cannot navigate at the steer, Edmund and his colleagues land on a shore filled with cannibals. Two years later, they arrive back at the queen's court ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1985
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    An African dream / Catalog Record Only

    PA567-944 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: [Claimant, DCR, and REG unknown] PUB 28Jun89; PA567-944. Copyright notice on film: "An African Dream" Partnership ; 1987. Music composed by Adriaan Strydom, Dr. Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph ; director of photography, Paul Beeson ; edited by Nodi Murphy. Kitty Aldridge, John Kani, Dominic Jephcott. Unable to determine distribution information for Great Britain; film shown at the Boston Film Festival in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1988
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    The Black Adder. Witchsmeller pursuivant / Catalog Record Only

    With the plague sweeping through the land, the nobles blame it on the king being possessed and call for the witchsmeller. It is the king's son Edmund, however, who is put on trial for witchcraft and is sentenced to burn at the stake along with his two servants. He drops the doll his very young wife has given him into the fire which makes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1983
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    A little princess / Catalog Record Only

    A small girl is placed in a fashionable London boarding school by her widowed father, a captain in the British Army in India. He dies during her stay at the school, apparently leaving her penniless, and she is suddenly plunged from wealth to poverty and forced to work as a scullery maid at the school.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
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    Vikings! Here King Harold is killed / Catalog Record Only

    The Viking age ends in 1066 when the struggle for England among Viking King Harold Hardradi of Norway, King Harold of England, and William the Conqueror of Normandy results in William's conquest.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1980
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    Kings & queens of England. From the Stuarts to the House of Windsor / Catalog Record Only

    Explores the lives and times of the English kings and queens from the Stuarts to the House of Windsor. Features period imagery and character re-enactments.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    The poetry anthology. The Victorian poets / Catalog Record Only

    "Features the works of favorite Victorian poets, including Tennyson, Browning, Hopkins and others. This fascinating program provides a revealing look into the great works of this period, plus filmed reconstructions which depict life during the Victorian era. It also gives the modern viewer a unique look at a school of poetry which was, foremost, a reflection of its time"--Container.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    The Wars of the Roses : to Bosworth Field / Catalog Record Only

    The Wars of the Roses were a series of civil wars fought in medieval England from 1455 to 1487 between the House of Lancaster and the House of York.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
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    Greatest raids. German commerce raiders / Catalog Record Only

    See how the German navy nearly choked Britain out of two World Wars, and why it was unable to finish the job.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002
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    Greatest raids. The cockleshell heroes / Catalog Record Only

    The cockleshell heroes were sent to attack warships and heavily defended ports in collapsible, two-man canoes. Armed with limpet mines and other contact explosives, they were detailed to operate undetected in hostile waters, delivering their deadly payloads to the heart of the enemy.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001
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    Miss Pettigrew lives for a day / Catalog Record Only

    A middle-aged and unfairly unemployed governess is forced to take a job far beyond her comfort level.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
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    Oliver Cromwell / Catalog Record Only

    This is the story of the English soldier and statesman who helped make England a republic, and then ruled as lord protector.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
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    British War Office official news-film. Catalog Record Only

    Copyright: unknown. British and Canadian release dates per Public Archives of Canada/Dawson City newsreel data sheets. They cite Canadian moving picture digest and Kinematograph and lantern weekly, v. 29, no. 587, p. 95. MAVIS 380; British War Office official news film. [No.] 49. A serial number of 360-1 is carried on the interior titles of this film. Per Public Archives of Canada/Dawson City file ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
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    The black arrow. Catalog Record Only

    "As the Wars of the Roses rage through England, bringing tyranny, injustice and slaughter, a masked avenger roams the land, delivering justice from his bow. Who is the hooded Black Arrow, fighting for the poor and daring to go against the will of corrupt and murderous barons?"--Container.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
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    Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall / Catalog Record Only

    "In the year 1550, Sir George Vernon agrees to have his young daughter Dorothy betrothed to John Manners, the son of the Earl of Rutland. Sir George signs a contract, promising that the marriage will take place on Dorothy's 18th birthday, or else he will have to pay a large penalty to Rutland. But when the two children have grown older, rumors of John's ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1924
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    Kings & queens of England. From the dark days of Anglo-Saxon times to the glorious reign of Elizabeth I / Catalog Record Only

    Explores the lives and times of the English kings and queens from Anglo-Saxon times to the glorius reign of Elizabeth I. Features period imagery and character re-enactments.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    The Black Adder. The archbishop / Catalog Record Only

    Edmund is appointed archbishop of Canterbury, a position that usually leads to death. A miscommunication leads two knights to try to kill Edmund. He and his companions attempt to elude the knights by dressing as nuns, which the knights do, also. The sudden appearance of the mother superior saves Edmund as he concocts a bizarre story to explain all that has happened. In response, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1983
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    Living in the past. Life in Anglo-Saxon times / Catalog Record Only

    Life In Anglo-Saxon times is a unique educational program that takes the viewer on a guided journey throughout the history of the Vikings and Saxons of Britain's Dark Age era.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    Living in the past. Life in Victorian times / Catalog Record Only

    "The Victorian era was one of the most remarkable in British history; it saw the Industrial Revolution, the growth of the major cities, the birth of the Empire and huge advances in medicine, transportation and education. It was also a time when harsh working conditions and desperate poverty blighted the majority of the people of the country. Incorporating rare footage from the end of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    Helvetica / Catalog Record Only

    A documentary about a typeface? When said typeface is a ubiquitous piece of graphic design, yes. Helvetica--a sans-serif typeface developed in 1957 at the Haas Foundry in Munchenstein, Switzerland--has partisans and detractors, a great number of them graphic designers and theorists, who express their opinions on the famous font. It is seen as neutral and efficient, concise yet inexpressive, purposeful yet not caustic, utilitarian ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
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    Biography. The Cadbury family : the sweet smell of success. Catalog Record Only

    Shows how the Cadbury family has kept the sweets coming through two centuries, two world wars, and countless other obstacles, including sudden deaths and instances of industrial espionage.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001
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    The lion in winter / Catalog Record Only

    During Christmas, 1183, Henry II, King of England and half of France, assembles at his Chinon castle his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, imprisoned in Salisbury Tower for meddling in affairs of state, his three sons, Geoffrey, Richard and John, his mistress Alais, and her brother Philip, King of France. Henry's purpose is to nominate his successor, who will then marry Alais to keep England's ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1986