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Explains our theory that the Battle of Brunanburh was fought at Wigan, with a full list of other battlefield candidates here
George Stephenson is widely regarded as 'Father of the Railways' and as one of Britain's greatest engineers. We investigate, then tour the places he lived and worked.
We investigate whether William Murdoch, inventor of gas lighting, is Britain's most underrated mechanical engineer, then visit the places he lived and worked
Sir Christopher Wren is widely believed to be Britain's greatest architect. We investigate these claims then take a tour around the places he lived and worked.
Explains our theory that the Battle of Hastings was fought at Sedlescombe, after William landed in the Brede estuary and camped at Winchelsea.
Thomas Telford vies with Isambard Kingdom Brunel for the soubriquet Britain's Greatest Civil Engineer. We investigate his bona fides, then tour the places he lived and worked.
On the 200th anniversary of her birth, we investigate whether Ada Lovelace is, as usually claimed, the world's first computer programmer, then tour the places she lived and worked
Charles Darwin is widely regarded as Britain's greatest scientist. Dissenters accuse him of being a charlatan and fraudster. We investigate, then tour the places he lived and worked.