As premiered on Sky Atlantic. The story of The British is a big, ambitious and gripping series about the history of the British Isles from Stonehenge to World War Two, the Roman occupation to the discovery of penicillin. At its heart is an intriguing question. How did this clutch of islands off the coast of Europe come to dominate the globe? Dramatised stories reveal tipping points in history when things really changed. These are extraordinary tales of human endeavour, struggles against huge odds and triumphs of the human spirit, inspiring invention and innovation, grit and heroism.