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Tony Robinson uncovers the real stories behind some of the greatest figures in history

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Tony Robinson uncovers the real stories behind some of the greatest figures in history

  • Tony Robinson's Romans: Caligula

    Was the Roman emperor Caligula a power-mad tyrant, or a complex autocrat threatened by all parts of the Empire?

  • Fact or Fiction: Boudica

    Tony Robinson continues his quest to uncover the real lives and histories behind some of our greatest legendary heroes. In this episode, he goes in search of the first iron lady of Britain - Boadicea.

  • Fact or Fiction: Richard III

    Tony Robinson sifts the facts from the fiction about one of Britain's most maligned monarchs, Richard III. Did he really murder his two young nephews before usurping the throne?

  • Fact or Fiction: Robin Hood

    Tony Robinson sets out to sift the fact from the fiction on whether Robin Hood, the legendary dispossessed nobleman hiding out in Sherwood Forest did actually exist

  • Tony Robinson's Romans: Nero

    Tony Robinson uncovers the truth about Rome's most infamous emperor. Nero was just 16 when he assumed power, and was treated like a rock star: a glamorous, young figure cutting a dash.

  • Tony Robinson's Romans: Julius Caesar Part 2

    Tony Robinson concludes his chronicle of the history of Julius Caesar. The programme explores how Caesar forced sweeping changes through the Senate - from reducing unemployment to inventing July.

  • Tony Robinson's Romans: Julius Caesar Part 1

    Julius Caesar is one of the monumental figures of history. He forged the role of Emperor and was worshipped as a brilliant general and reformer, but he was killed by the people who knew him best.

  • Fact or Fiction: Braveheart

    Tony Robinson goes on the trail of William Wallace, the Scottish warrior whose story was told in the film Braveheart

  • Fact or Fiction: King Harold

    Tony Robinson reveals the real story behind the last great Anglo Saxon king. Far from being just the loser at the Battle of Hastings, Harold was a charismatic leader.

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Tony Robinson uncovers the real stories behind some of the greatest figures in history

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