From the makers of the BAFTA award-winning Britain At War In Colour, comes this major historical series reliving the story of the British Empire, for its rulers and the ruled. Original colour film, much of it previously unseen, plus personal letters and diaries, capture the complexities and contradictions of life in the Empire. A little over 100 years ago, Britain ruled almost half the people on earth. Britain was the most powerful nation in the world. Throughout the 20th century, the experience of Empire shaped the culture and identity of Britain and its former colonies and dominions around the globe.