Features the Following Episodes:
The First Warships
The story of the very first warships from Ancient Greece, from the rise of Carthage to the mighty Roman Navy. Includes footage of the Viking long ships which carried their fierce warriors from Scandinavia to the British Isles and beyond.
The Tudor Navy
Naval power in the sixteenth century, including the story of Henry VIII's flagship - The Mary Rose, recovered from the seabed after four hundred years, and the saga of the Spanish Armada. Features a full scale replica of Drake's ship "The Golden Hinde".
The age of sail, when mighty oak warships met in thunderous battle, most notable at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The programme included extensive footage of HMS Victory, the last survivor of battle.