After Rome - The War For Britain // History Documentary

čas přidán 13. 06. 2021
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19:42 - I - THE END TIMES
48:56 - II - THE RUIN
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  • Phew. 3 and a half hours long. 3 years in the making. 30 locations visited. 100 sources used. 15 hours upload time. Delighted to finally have this out there. I’ll sort out a detailed bibliography and list of sources I used once I have recovered my mind a little... cheers all. Don’t forget to like and comment if you enjoyed this vid as it helps the algorithm to make it worthwhile and makes more projects like this one possible in the future. If you enjoyed it consider subscribing for 100+ other vids I’ve already made plus tons more epics in the future. Hopefully soon I should be able to travel overseas again and widen the focus out a bit from Britain once again!! Cheers for watching. Catch y’all next time.

    • is this new content or a compilation of previous docs?

    • @DerHammerSpricht new.

    • Do you have a list somewhere of literature you read/use for this time period or the following centuries of the early middle ages

    • Thank you for this!! The effort is appreciated 🥰 can’t wait to see it, and likely play it several times again afterwards 😁 .. ATB!

    • @Erich Marshall he'll upload it in a little bit! But hey anything by Max Adams, as well as Frank Stenton is a great start for an overview

  • I studied History, Archaeology, Celtic Civilisation and Classical Civilisation at the University of Glasgow, with a lot of focus on the transitions from Late Antiquity through to the High Middle Ages, and did a course that covered the Welsh poetry covered here, and several on the Anglo-Saxon world. all under some of the leading scholars in these fields. I can say with some authority then, that this is a colossal work for one person to achieve. Even knitting these threads together into a coherent written narrative would be a massive challenge, let alone single-handedly producing a 3 and a half hour film that even someone with a casual interest could enjoy.. The scale and scope of such a tale is enormous and exceptionally difficult to understand, and yet you have made it easily digestible. I will recommend this video as a starting point for anyone wishing to understand the "Dark Ages", and indeed for any scholar of the period to enjoy. Wonderful, wonderful piece of work. Bravo!

    • 2:19:30 aaaaaahhhhhhhh I had a nightmare about a comet *it was too realistic*

    • @chipchop7137 typical orange chaos. Merry Christmas 🤟🏻

    • This is The middle of Britain. Beauty xx Wim West Mids Ack, been talkin like this since ttime began , always av allways will xx

    • Car, Dow, Ay ... we never got defeated by the vikingks ack....we spakke like we doo cos wim proud xx

    • Repent to Jesus Christ “just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭20‬:‭28‬ ‭NIV‬‬ T

  • Simply brilliant! Cinematography, editing and narration are some of the best out there. Thank you for taking so much time to bring us a near perfect documentary. 👏🏻

  • You deserve all the support for having achieved this masterpiece of historical narration of the Dark Ages.

  • This was damned impressive. Thoroughly well researched, well written, excellent visuals, and extremely informative. It's rare to get such a complete, detailed overview of Britain's very early history. Thank you for this hard work!

    • While I can not speak with the authority of some of the comments given here, I can speak for those of us with a casual interest in the history of my ancient ancestors and those who forged these people into who they became... and I'd like to be entertained while following my interests. You have created an impressive work that held my interest for the whole of it's 3 hours plus and you have even inspired me to look up some further information... following a few more of the many threads you exposed and left... tantalizingly... off your topic... thank you for an informative and entertaining afternoon. I look forward to more, as such have subscribed and am about to browse through your other creations.

  • Top quality CS-tv content like this does not come along often. When it does it reminds me of how lucky we are to have creators such as yourself producing work that far surpasses anything a major TV network can offer in the historical documentary field. I'd happily pay my BBC licence fee if they were capable of providing me with content like this, but they haven't even come close to making anything on the same level as this masterpiece in recent years. Thank you for all your hard work and effort in keeping us informed and entertained, it really is very much appreciated.

    • I was just thinking the same thing. Imagine the content if this channel had the History Channel’s budget!

    • Great things like this show you how trash state run media is

    • AGREED. this video is a cut above nearly all providers on CS-tv, a real "auteur' and not a band leader.

    • I second that.

  • You worked really hard on this and it shows. Your docs are well researched and showed. Thank you for taking the time to educate us.

  • You’ve outdone yourself - I’ve told more people about History Time than I can count (I work part time in a book store and various topics come up all the time with customers) and HT should be much better known! Your work, narration, editing, choice of material, presentation both visually and content, is superb! I’m a history wonk so HT is catnip for me, this is surely one of the best, bravo!!!!

  • This is insanely professional and beautifully executed! An achievement to be proud of.

  • This documentary is indescribably good. Absolutely towering. Incredible. What an achievement.

  • What a masterpiece of a documentary!!! Thanks for the tremendous amount of time and work that’s gone into this ❤

  • This was clearly a labor of love and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The time and effort you put into it is clearly seen and definitely appreciated! Please keep these coming!

  • Thanks so much, Pete! I feel very grateful that your talent, passion and work ethic are devoted to my favorite subjects. You’re an impressive person and the history community is lucky to have you.

  • This is a 'not to be missed' quality production, worthy of any major documentary producers available worldwide.

  • Brilliant documentary. Thank you for your passionate dedication and time invested in creating this masterpiece. 👍

  • Brilliant documentary, well written and narrated, not a period of history I knew much about. Loved the editing too with aerial footage. Great to see you have 1 million subscribers . Well earned , many thanks

  • This is superb. It's the type of high quality content that makes live-to-air TV redundant for me. When was there ever a three and a half hour historical documentary on mainstream TV? Fantastic work.

  • Insane we're in an era where you can get 3 hours of high quality content with exactly what is described, instead of WW2 and hitler marathons on the history channel every week

    • You got that right brother.

    • Seconded and thirded... ,as regards ww2 ...still good to remember our heroes who gave their today for our tomorrow ...E

    • Still better than what history channel is airing these days

    • Or Ancient Aliens

    • Ya it amazes me how CS-tv can be better then something you pay for

  • I've been a history buff since High School. Your videos are outstanding. I love the narration with your steady flow and volume. The filming is fabulous. Much appreciation your every effort and high standard of excellence! Wishing you much success with your current project. God Bless!

  • This is simply the best documentary I've ever seen, obviously a labor of love. This is one of the few things great about this modern age, that one diligent person can effectively blow out of the water the bloated work of entire studios... This must have left you drained and elated!

  • It appears television has given up trying to create real history documentaries. How this guy is not on my TV yet, I don't know. Definitely not complaining, it should be free and available to all. I just hope you receive the recognition you deserve for a truly stunning piece of work.

    • Tv is going the way radio stories went with the invention of tv. No one under 40 still watches it.

    • Hello does anyone here believe in Jesus?

    • @Connor Lancaster careful Connor. With a unaltered name like that, unchanged generic Google generated profile pic like that, and a comment like that people will think your over 40.

    • @RFK would've been A ok I’m 17. Do you believe in Jesus?

    • @Connor Lancaster is this boring Americanized Christianity like baptism or protestant? Eastern orthodoxy is pretty cool.

  • AN AMAZING LOOK AT NORTHAN ENGLANDS HISTORY, thought this was very well researched and documented, as well as having a strong narrative throughout, thank you for creating this, i am a Geordie, and grew up going to some of these places especially Bambrough Castle and Lindisfarne and its touching to see these places given the respect they deserve

    • Hello do you believe in Jesus?

    • ​@Connor Lancaster No he didn't exist science has proven it..😅

    • he does but his surname will be keegan not nazareth

    • *northern pal

  • This was a FANTASTIC documentary! I found this video looking for more information about the history of England after having watched The Last Kingdom. I loved all learning about all that was happening at the time and how interesting the different alliances and such. Really great! Now I want more 😅

  • This is maybe the 5th or 6th time I’ve watched this particular episode. Absolutely love the content! Some of the most comprehensive historical documentaries I’ve ever seen. Adding the fact that you’re doing this entirely independently is truly remarkable; wholly deserving of praise for your hard work and dedication. You are clearly a gifted individual and whether this comment is ever seen or not, I wish to extend my personal thanks for making this accessible; entirely free. To those of us who are fascinated by history and interested in learning it is itself quite a generous gift. 🍻

    • Well said!

    • Yep I agree. It would not get any better than this and is free for the public! Like all education should be. Thanks.

    • Totally agree, I love history, and it is fabulous to get access to such amazing content.

    • nobody will ever see this comment, but i absolutely agree on all points.

  • Brilliantly done and one of the best documentaries, learnt so much from a time in history that sometimes gets over looked to other eras. Would definitely recommend ,you absolutely deserve to be proud of this .

  • This is my absolute favorite era and region in all history. I have always been intrigued by the transition from Rome to the Medieval period. How long did they think of themselves as Roman? Did they expect a revival? And the 'barbarians' of the north who were never conquered, salivating at the power vacuum, an opportunity of epic proportions. Thank you for your monumental work on this mysterious period.

    • Yeah they ended up making settlements, expanded.. and the Angelo Saxon's were born who is modern day England today lol it's crazy Rome couldn't Conquer them, they were the most feared warriors in Europe by a big margin once the world realized who the true apex was.

    • The battle of Teutoburg forest is one of my favorite battles to learn about, it reminds me of like the movie 300 in a way, those people were gladiators of war

    • @Abc123 what?

    • Kevin I agree. I love history. I love reading all about Sumer, Assyria, Egypt, Greece. But the history of my country blows me away every time I revisit it. Well done, Pete Kelly. Fantastic job.

  • This was absolutely astounding! Thank you so much for all your hard work. I’ve been piecing together my family tree over a decade, discovering familial DNA links through archeological dig sites throughout these periods and your film brought that all to life for me. ❤🎉😮

  • I randomly stumbled across this documentary this morning. I have to say, every aspect of this piece of work is just stellar. Honestly, your work on this one, has outdone any pro-level documentary I've watched.

    • Same today I just came across this by random accident and found it absolutely amazing...and shall be watching more of this stuff..

  • Seriously one of the best documentaries on anything out there, and probably the best one ever made about this era in particular. This is a blessing to us all and you have my deepest thanks

    • Repent to Jesus Christ “just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭20‬:‭28‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Y

    • EVER???? !

    • One of the best except for Wikipedia's entry, which is a bit more complete--ALRIGHT, alright, I know. I'm just cart-before-the-horsing around.

  • Dude, this is absolutely amazing. Not only the sheer amount of information you give but the quality of the narration. Congrats!

    • Can't agree more. This specific time and place fascinates me, but there's not a lot of info out there for the amatuer. Wales and Cornwall are on my buckey list

    • Dude???

    • @Dr. Barry Cohn They must be a pot smoker.😂

  • Quality Work - Thank you for putting such effort and enthusiasm into this! I'd love to hear more on the Kingdom of Elmet. I had noticed Welsh sounding place names while driving through rural areas of West Yorkshire, and was fascinated to discovered that there was a Brythonic Kingdom there so late into the 7th century.

  • Dude, I must say, as a fellow historian, this was amazingly well done! BBC should be paying you to produce documentaries.

  • A worthy history of the British Isles, that took a lot of research, and a long time to make. It is appreciated. For those from the British Isles like myself, this is gold, knowing how we came to be.

  • Absolutely fantastic work of the highest quality, your research, your final production is riveting from start to finish. You are at Attenborough level, don't stop, history is how we explain, process, and understand how we got to where we are now. All aspects are addressed, geography, culture, language, and your steady and comprehensive narration ties it all together beautifully. My admiration and thanks to you sir for your efforts and fantastic content.

  • I just watched and enjoyed this whole thing. Wow! You have done a job and there's yet a lot more! I'm a huge fan and I appreciate all of your hard work. This is so thoroughly impressive I can hardly draw breath to give praise. Three and a half hours, watched avidly over two days. Incredible. Bravo, maestro!

  • As a long-time anglophile and amateur historian of same, it's hard to know what to say except that I enjoyed this immensely, and yes, thank you for such an exceptional documentary!

    • Where are you from originally if I may ask?

  • I really enjoyed the videography as well as the history. You portrayed so many different ruins as beautiful as well as historical.

  • What a fantastic and well researched piece! A great way to spend three and half hours. I’m a student of Ancient Greece, having studied The Classics at university and find I don’t tend to find something this good on CS-tv. Thank you. A great history of my islands

  • Viewing this on the heels of your The Entire History of Viking England, I craved a deeper understanding of the time between the end of Roman Britain in the 5th century, and the Viking invasions of the 8th. This video answered so many of my questions that there are too many to name. And I like the dramatic flair in your videos. It creates a nice alternative to and balance between the dryness of history tomes and the largely sensationalized versions of history in Western entertainment. Thank you for your hard work!

  • you and your brother are just fantastic. as a foreigner i am very interested in British history after the Roman rule and prior to the Norman invasion, as it turns out this is an especially convoluted period of multi ethnicity conflict, expansion of christianity in which i could barely keep up with dynastical successions. Great video.

  • This has to be the most comprehensive history of the ancient and early history of Britain. Well done!! I have always been fascinated by the beginnings of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. Are there any specific books that give an in depth study of this history? Most books I know on the subject are vague at best.

  • This has been one of my favorite periods in history for years. It's also one of the hardest to get good information on. This is an amazing production. Thank you for all of the work that went into producing this.

    • Interesting isn’t it? Almost as if our history as Brits is intentionally shrouded..

    • Ancient India talks of different ages of "virtue" for humans. The dark ages is the lowest age, the middle of the Kala Yuga, as we've seen, was very brutal and materialistic. We recently entered the age of Energy, the Dwapara Yuga, around the 1900's I think. Just throwing that out there.

    • Thanks for stopping by. It was a monster to make

    • If you like this history see- Britain's Hidden History (you tube / Facebook), or read Holy Kingdom (Adrian Gilbert)

    • ​@Complex Unityor its as if there are hardly any surviving sources due to repeated looting, burning, and pillaging over the course of nearly a millennia.

  • This man is incredible….. 😂🎉😊❤ I’ve been dipping into all British history sources for the last forty years, but this fantastic journey through them, related importantly to archaeology and geography, joined many many dots, and gives me a better framework for my book on the Pict Stones origins etc Also I’ve been coalescing the nature of the 535 AD event, and subsequent ‘wasteland’ metaphor, and ‘Arthurian’ metaphors. Wow….dots aligning!

  • Thanks for posting this very interesting work. Watched it twice, back to back. I appreciate your frequent labels reminding us of the names, affiliation, and era of the people under discussion. The Romans were an amazing, practical, and efficient civilization, and yet faded and ended. We take our civilizations for granted, when in reality we are only a single disaster away from much more primitive and less ordered lives.

  • Thank you for the time and effort you invested into this project! I really enjoyed it.

  • That was just absolutely amazing, nobody could have ever come close to how beautifully and so educationally as you have done, I'm from Manchester, England but moved to Canada when I was only 6, so I never got to learn all the great history, just some here in Canada but nothing what I would have learned in England. England has such a rich history due to how old England is, I have always wanted to hear all the history of England with it being my Mother Home, and everything I just watched here on your channel, is all new history to me, IM SO IMPRESSED, I LOVE YOUR CHANNEL AND WILL PASS IT ON TO OTHERS,IT WAS WELL WORTH WATCHING, I was hoping it was going to be another 3 hours long, that's how much I was so interested in it, anyway GREAT WORK AND GREAT JOB VERY WELL PUT TOGETHER! I imagine it takes a ton of research and your own knowledge. SPECTACULAR❤😊😁👍👍👍👍👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇬🇧🇨🇦 This flag is for my adoptive Country which I also love, but I've always wondered what it would have been like to be raised in my Mother Country! I truly love England and Ireland, as I'm half and half, but was born in England! I really hope you do more history on England&Ireland I'm just so intrigued. Again Thank You from all of my heart🙂💞❣️

    • You know, the greatest thing Rome ever did was make the entire empire disappear right before the eyes of modern people!

  • Just finished watching with a standing ovation, throwing roses, wiping tears and forever grateful to this immeasurable gem of knowledge. I could see this turning into an awesome show, each King, his story, his lands, and his battles a 60 minute episode leading into the next episode of his heir, every season changing to a different location of another Lord’s story, leading into the finale, where they all join forces for the final battle against their common enemy. I found this show after my nephew who is obsessed with rapper Eminem tells me that Em is the 33rd great grandson of Rhodri the Great..I didn’t know who that was (neither did he) so I went looking for info and here I am. To me even though we have technology n medicine n can make money doing things..compared to the characters in history they’re the ones who lived real lives. This was amazing thank u for making this!

  • I was originally inspired to learn more about this period after reading the Arthurian and Saxon stories by Bernard Cornwell. This is the first documentary I've seen that spans those two ages in such detail and has given me an appetite to discover more. Magnificent!

    • Wonderful book series:)

    • Talk about a great book series!

    • Thanks for all your hard work in producing these informative videos 📹👍

    • Oh I adore Cornwell’s Warlord/Arthurian trilogy

    • There is another writer who does the Arthurian and Saxon stories as good as Bernard Cornwell. His name is Griff Hosker. If you liked this documentary you will love his books as some of his stories are written in this time period.

  • i love how you present historical legends- describing what they did and what people wrote about them, then revealing at the end of this what we know them as. It makes it really easy to understand how magic was so readily believed in and how history so easily became legendaric. When I go walking in the peak district, and climb to the top of a hill, you can see the north stretched all around, and I imagine how it must have looked to the people that lived here thousands of years before us. Your documentary made me think about how there is still a roman fort down the road from where I live- I walk past it's old walls on my way to work- and how someone else walked past the same walls 2000 years ago. I wonder if they were also tired and complaining about going to work, and if teenagers went to hang out by the old roman walls when they were bored like they do now. I wonder what people will think of us in 2000 years, and what will remain, and if people like you will dedicate themselves to trying to find out who we were. I have watched this in segments over the last 4 days and been riveted. You are fantastic at this, Mr History Time. Thank you very much.

  • This video is a mine of incredible information. For a period with so very little archeology or documentation you seem to have done an incredibly thorough job of putting together what evidence currently exists and although there's understandably a good deal of supposition, I don't think you went anywhere unreasonable. I've recently become fascinated by Post-Roman to Pre-Norman history and your videos about the period have been a cornerstone of my understanding. Great work from a dedicated creator. Thank you.

  • Thanks so much for this amazing historical episode which was an amazing experience for me, an American retired teacher who loves history.❤

  • This is incredible. There are so few videos explaining this part of history and this documentary is so detailed. Will be rewatching the whole thing at some point as there's too much for just one go. Thank you so much :D

  • Absolutely incredible work. Thanks for the time, care and effort you put into this film for people like me to enjoy.

  • When Simon Schama's 'History of Britain' series was released on the BBC at the start of the Millennium it was hailed as a major TV event. In his series he goes from the fall of Roman Britain to the age of Alfred the Great in about two minutes. Now, for free, around 20 years later we can watch a documentary that's over three hours long just about that same era that Schama brushed over in a few short paragraphs. That's truly amazing. Thanks for your work.

    • I adore Schama's history, but this is a welcome treat.

    • I am ashamed to say, I went out got pizza and still had plenty of show left to watch.

    • @Green Wave I went back to spot where I left. haha I was hungry for pizza and I was not to be denied. So, you can say; I got to what watch the show and eat my pizza too.

    • Schama is awful, as is most history on TV, as is most history in schools. "I know, let's do a series on...the Tudors! And, as always, avoid any viewpoint of what life was like for ordinary people or any criticism of the English establishment. We'll just talk about the royals and their battles and what clothes they wore."

  • An epic account of the ages that formed the land of Great Briton/Britain as we know it today. Perfectly wrapped up and packaged for a person with a passing interest in the subject and a colossal work of art. Kudos on this most astounding achievement and look forward to many more hours of historical insights. Thank you.

  • Very informative 3 hours and nearly 30 minutes. Bravo! I've always been interested in history and archeology. This video is a big treat for history buffs who want to know more about the history of Britain. Thank you so much!

  • I have learned so much from watching Pete Kelley's videos. They are absolutely outstanding and Pete is a superior narrator. They are so much better than anything I can watch on Cable TV.

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  • Superb1 A complex story clearly presented. You made the history jump right off the screen. Three hours went by in a flash! Thank you!

  • It’s taken me several weeks to get through this as I’ve wanted to really take it in. It’s been immense. Your story telling in this and your other videos has provided me with lot knowledge and love of the “dark ages” than any other source. This should be used to teach British history in educational settings all around the world. Thankyou

    • Orbán Viktor Mihály There is so much history that most will never hear of or understand. I thought the Dark Ages were called such because there weren't many historians and not much was known. Knowing now that it was literally dark for generations because of whatever nature threw at the human race; volcanoes, meteors, plagues and incomprehensible weather conditions. This is an amazing body of work. I'm delighted to know more of the land where I was born in post-war Britain at Burderop Park R.A.F., Swindon. Growing up in West Texas I learned the history of these lands and not much besides the history of the European settlers. Not much of the history of those peoples that came here and made a new civilization. Thank you for the knowledge. I understand a little more of the ancients and what is left of those early Christian cultures.

    • @Karen Hoskins The presentation is very hyperbolic and sensationalized. You wouldn't get that impression from reading the historians writing at the time, except for specific wars or sieges, or the plague of 541 for instance. Modern historians don't call it dark ages.

  • Fantastic work. As good as any tv channel or streaming site. I'm blown away by the quality, research, and presentation. Incredible!

  • Bro this is actually insane, as somebody who loves old history like this, Thanks to this video I've learned more about England in this period then ever before. Thank you for this video

  • Absolutely enjoying watching this because it is well done and historically correct can see how much effort put in this video..Thank you hugely entertained!😊

  • So so good! Excellent history telling!!! Great images, perfect sound track! Good facts!! I wish you would’ve read more excerpts however! But I loved your narrative anyway! Thanks so much!

  • Thank you for creating your documentary. I loved watching and learning every minute of it. Thank you for going above and beyond. You made a more informative and amazing documentary better than the history channel

  • This. Was. FANTASTIC. You took one of the most difficult periods in western history - one where historians know so little - and made a THREE HOUR documentary out of it. You taught me *everything*. I seriously barely knew *any* of this - and I spent a huge part of my history major on emphasizing in Medieval Studies. I took at least one course on Britain in Late Antiquity/Early Middle Ages, attended countless lectures, and read who knows how many books, and you blinded me with an entire course (or more) of material that was entirely new to me. What you set out to do with this documentary was a superhuman effort, and you did it with flawless style.

    • Truly an accomplishment. He's long since earned my subscription. Unfortunately what passes for higher education here is far less comprehensive than many degree holders would like to admit. Never stop learning! Best of luck with your career!

    • @Konrad Curze Thank you, and likewise!

    • I am astonished at this epic my self although I have never studied much history I have certainly read lots and watched lots!

    • Hello does anyone here believe in Jesus?

    • BEAUTIFUL, glad you enjoyed and learned at the same time.

  • I’ve watched all 20 seasons of Time Team, countless other documentaries. This is the best, most rounded explanation of post-Roman England I’ve seen yet.

  • I have a very high regard for your stuff brother. You have found your calling my man, but this one is exceptional. I have seen nothing from this period that tops it… Great writing and pacing, and thank you for the obviously significant work involved, I appreciate it!

  • What an amazing journey this documentary is and truly filled with a wealth of informative and with substance of facts combined with an eloquent narration. I enjoyed every moment of it and it felt as if I was going through the moments of an evolution of a rich timeline with was adventurous as well as suspense. I commend you for such dedicated and passionate work on these projects and after enjoying this one I am looking forward to subscribing to the Magellan TV to follow the additional parts of this sequence of series and enjoy others that are currently published as well as those upcoming new ones. Bravo, Bravissimo work... with care / Seasoned Visionary...

  • Very well presented. I think most people would understand your information, both the historical part and the chemistry. Your molecular model of how the ozone layer gets destroyed was crystal clear. I learned a lot in the few minutes you took. Well worth it.

  • Awesome work. You did the very hard work and what an incredible creation. It was quite a different world back then. Unfamiliar and unrecognizable in every way. Territories, names of the peoples and their cultures. If I was dropped in to that world I would be so lost. Thanks for this work of art. So educational on the how Europe or at least the area of Europe evolved and grew to what we know today. Excellent.

  • Three and a half hours of British history. THAT is dedication.

    • How does one petition the Queen for knighthood? Sir Peter Kelly....has a noble ring to it.

    • @Dane Axe Lets go OBM first

    • it's 3 1/2 hrs because he spends ages speaking realllyyyy slowwwllllyyy on details that are barely relevant, and then repeating them. i don't need to hear every little minor detail on whether or not it was a comet or a volcano, the locations of all the worlds volcanoes, the every effect of plague. if i wanted a doco on that, i would've searched for that.

    • @Tom Taylor And yet, here you are commenting on it. And maybe, just maybe, his style is why people are watching.

    • @Nathan Cassidy that makes no sense? i'm commenting to express my frustration, and hopefully warn others. i got 40 mins in and he hadn't even gotten close to talking about post-romano british history. i don't care about justinian and the plague, i've heard it 1000x already.. i don't mind if he quickly presents it to build the base, but not when he drones on about it endlessly when the doco is advertised to be about something else.

  • Love your depiction of the lands north of the wall. It's no wonder why so many fictional works have utilized it as inspiration for their own lore

  • Excellent documentary. Reminded me of the 70s when this type of programme flourished. Thoroughly researched & perfectly paced.

  • There are old British legends that speak of the wasteland of that period being caused by what we would nowadays call a meteorite flying down much of the length of Britain and a folk memory survives in the burnt out wasteland that the knights on the Grail quest had to travel through. I've even heard modern historian talk about scientific evidence of the meteors path of destruction. I have no idea if it's true or not but it explains a lot about the chaos of that period in Britain

  • This is an amazing film. Thank you so much. I love your documentaries. Definitely appreciate that. They need to play these in schools around America. I’m sure it’s better than the teachers teach and half the time I wish I would’ve had these growing up. I love it you did amazing job. Thank you so much.

  • One of my favorite accounts from the Dark Ages is "The Ruin". An elegy about the former glory of the ruined Roman city, Bath, and its decayed and broken buildings. It always gives me the chills when spoken in it's original language of Old English.

  • One man team!!! Can’t believe how professionally done this was. Great job! This was a fantastic documentary on a topic not often covered.

  • I enjoyed this very much. I am British and love our rich and intetesting history..this completes my knowledge. Thank you for doing this

  • This documentary is just awesome. Thank you for your dedication to preserve true history and facts.

  • This was an excellent program!! You did an incredible job and it is clear you researched your topic thoroughly. Well done!!

  • 1st class teaching. I’ve had little interest in other history shows but this held my attention and was easy for me to follow along. Good job.

  • Wow! Outstanding doc! I am throughly impressed with how much info you covered. Thank you for taking all the time and making all the effort for this gem. Now to watch the rest of your videos!

  • I can barely put into words how exceptional this video is, I’ve always loved this topic and this is by far the best depiction of post-Roman Britain I’ve seen. I love how you go into detail for the reasoning behind so many things, it makes it both a magnificent watch and a truly educational video, bravo.

  • Well done! I learned quite a bit. Thank you for making this! Just as good if not better than a history channel production. I would say better.

  • Well discussed and researched, throws light into a dark period in history.

  • You should teach BBC how to make a pure documentary. So special cos I live in Edinburgh As a Hungarian and I saw you have a documentary about my ancestors. Hats off! It was smashing! Thank you for your gigantic work!

  • Thank you. Most interesting and informative; you have a way of crystallising large volumes of information into an easily understood narrative of historic gems ...

  • This is fantastic. Great job. Honestly one of my favorite docs, and I love the calm way of the narration. Bravo.

  • This takes me back to my childhood in the 80s and 90s. I would stay up late and watch History Channel documentaries just like this. Thanks for all your hard work. Most of us really do appreciate it.

    • Except this ones better. 😁

    • I remember when the history channel was about history too, last time I saw it, it was only Reality TV and aliens!!! We are blessed to have Pete Kelly 🙏

  • ‘Above and beyond the call’ - Absolute A+ presentation of history with a chronicle of the region and more. This, that you have provided, may challenge the U.S. educational authority, and I may be wrong. We applaud the entire ‘TEAM’ for the diligence and time put forth. Thank You so much.

  • Awesome job. Usually I wouldn't watch something this long but this was really good all the way through.

  • this is one of my all time favorite history documentaries, i keep coming back to watch this again and again. thank you!

  • What an absolutely outstanding achievement. By far the best video production I've seen on Brythonic Britain. A subject close to my heart (I can see Dumbarton Rock across the Clyde from my window) and a historian myself - I know how difficult it can be to get proper sources on this period, superb work. Hats off to you sir, simply fantastic.

  • Extremely thorough but presented in a style that keeps your interest. I'm glad you explained how you made this at the end, it's really impressive.

  • This is a most excellent undertaking on your behalf Pete. Thoroughly impressed by your dedication and extreme effort to have achieved this. You are spot on my period of historical knowledge and interest, having studied this period for many, many years and having once been responsible for a living history group dedicated to this. To that end, can't help feeling that it would be rather more appropriate if you could find images of Roman military units with the correct later clothing and gear rather than the early stuff. Perhaps Dan Shadrake of 'Brittania' would help you there? Truly, I'm NOT picking - just a thought. Whatever, thank you GREATLY - Teresa

    • I was planning on working with historical re-enactors at one stage, then Covid hit. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any footage of late roman soldiers on the Internet so 100% accurate footage has to wait until I can film my own.

    • @History Time plenty of re enactors here on the wirral, focused on the great battle of Brunanburh/Bromborough 937AD ,cheers/slainte...

  • The quality of your content is unparalleled Your hard work is very much appreciated

  • I'm British, my wife is American (I went over to the US and pillaged) and we now live in England. She's not academic in nature, but has fallen in love with the history of the British Isles after I've taken her to a few places. The eye opener for her was a tour of Ely Cathedral and Castle Rising in the South East. Can't wait to show her this.

  • Brilliant Storytelling! Great job putting this together 👍🏽

  • Loved it, thank you for your labors. Well done!