The human story is inextricably linked with plants, in fact without the cultivation of early food crops human civilisation would never have reached the pinnacles that we see today. But it is not just the importance of domestication of food crops that have shaped our history there are many plants that have come in to modern cultivation because of our history. Expanding Empires, the discovery of new worlds, and the search for perfection have all had their part to play.
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AMERICAN REVOLUTION: The Truth behind the Boston Tea Party
ANCIENT OLYMPIC GAMES
ATHENS: The Caryatids
ATHENS: The Temple of Zeus
ATHENS: Tower of the Winds
CAN YOU REPLANT A CHRISTMAS TREE?
CAN YOU REPLANT A CUT CHRISTMAS TREE?
CHARLES DARWIN'S GREATEST EXPERIMENT
CHARLES DARWIN'S LEGACY - 200 years on
DARWIN'S THEORY OF EVOLUTION
FROM WHAT PLANT DID THE LOTUS EATERS EAT THE FRUIT AND FLOWERS?
GARDENING JOBS FOR JANUARY
GREEK HISTORY: Who was Archimedes?
GUY FAWKES AND THE GUNPOWDER PLOT
How to get to Villa Adriana from Rome
HOW TO MAKE SPICY PUMPKIN SOUP
HOW TO MAKE STOCK FROM TURKEY BONES
HOW TO STOP CHRISTMAS TREES FROM DROPPING THEIR NEEDLES
KNOLE HOUSE AND THE GHOST WITH NO NAME
LAUREL AND HARDY SONG - The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
LEFTOVER TURKEY RECIPE - Turkey and Broccoli Bake
LONDON: The London Eye
MAJORELLE GARDENS – MOROCCO
PLANTS AND FRUIT TREES OF THE GARDEN OF EDEN
POINSETTIA CHRISTMAS STORY AND HISTORY
RECIPE FOR TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CAKE
ROME: The Roman Colosseum
SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE RECIPE
STORIES, MYTHS, LEGENDS AND THE FOLKLORE OF HELLEBORE
TERRA NOVA - Dinosaur trailer
THE EVOLUTION OF MAN AND MACHINE
THE HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS
THE HISTORY OF THE JACK 'O' LANTERN HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN
THE SECRET LIVES OF THE KNOLE HOUSE GHOSTS
TITANIC: The last radio transmissions
HOW TO GET TO HERCULANEUM FROM SORRENTO
HOW TO GET TO POMPEII FROM SORRENTO
How to get to Villa D’Este from Rome
LONDON: Tower Bridge
RECIPE FOR BLOOD RED HALLOWEEN SOUP
RECIPE FOR TRADITIONAL ITALIAN ICE CREAM
RMS TITANIC - Father Frank Browne's Photographs
ROME: How to make Roman Bread - Panis
ROME: OPENING TIMES FOR VILLA D'ESTE
ROME: The Water Organ at Villa D'Este
ROME: Villa Adriana - Tivoli
ROME: Who were the Ancient Gladiators?
ROME: What does 'SPQR' mean?
ROME: What did the Romans Eat?
SISSINGHURST GARDENS - a secret history
THE FIRST THANKSGIVING
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
THE GARDEN OF EDEN
THE GARDENS OF VILLA IL TRITONE
THE PLANT HUNTERS
THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC
THE WORLD'S GREATEST ADVERT
THE WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE TULIP - EVER!
VILLA IL TRITONE - SORRENTO
WHAT IS BOXING DAY?
WHAT IS CANCER?
WHAT IS THE EDEN PROJECT?
WHAT IS GRAPESHOT?
WHAT IS HALLOWEEN?
WHAT IS STONEHENGE?
THE WORLD'S TALLEST MAN
WHERE IS STONEHENGE?
WHO WAS CHARLES DARWIN?
WHO WAS JULIUS CAESAR?
WHY IS THE SKY BLUE?