England is a country stuffed full of history. From the Stone Age to the Nuclear Age there are thousands of inspirational sites that have helped shape the past and present.
In this episode Dan kicks off with the Tudors at Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire where he discovers the story of one of the most spectacular displays of decadence of the times and explores the reality of the relationship between Kenilworth’s owner, Robert Dudley and the ‘Virgin Queen’ Elizabeth I.
After the relative stability of Elizabeth came the unpredictability and chaos of the Stuarts and the English Civil War, travelling to Staffordshire Dan explores the hiding place of a King on the run.
Finally arriving in Ironbridge in the West Midlands Dan gets hands on as he tackles the origins of another revolution - this time a bloodless one, but one that would change the world as we know it - the Industrial Revolution.
Hundreds of miles, thousands of years of history…one road trip!
We filmed this series with English Heritage - have a look their website for more information on these amazing places
And we loved visiting and filming with Roger and Nigel at the amazing Blists Hill Victorian Town, make sure to try their fish and chips and the sweet shop!
In part three we’ll be racing to the 19th and 20th centuries, exploring the Victorians, their country homes and gardens and heading to a secret underground bunker hidden beneath the medieval city of York.