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Join British journalist and broadcaster Jeremy Paxman as he charts the remarkable story of the British Empire in brand new series ‘Empire'. Exploring the rise and fall of the largest dominion in history, Jeremy examines the scope and influence of this powerful institution as well as investigating the complex effects of the empire on the modern world and the impact it had on Britain. Visiting the former colonies, Jeremy seeks out the extraordinary characters, burning ambitions and surprising principles which created an empire four times the size of Ancient Rome's. From India to Canada, the Far East to Africa, Jeremy investigates the many different ways in which Britain took and held power; spread ideas and attitudes including a love of sport which laid the foundations for almost all the major sports of today; and became the centre of the largest global financial network the world had ever seen.