America - Discovery To Revolution: The Pilgrim Frontier The...

  |  Buy to Own: 20/04/2009
  |  50 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Two episodes from the 'History of Warfare' series, 'America: Discovery To Revolution', which looks at the birth of the United States. 'The Pilgrim Frontier' and 'The Dutch Frontier' examine the plight of the early settlers and the huge part that their religious beliefs played in the first formative years of the nation. With religious persecution rife across Europe, many saw the New World as a fresh start - a place to exercise their personal philosophies free from prejudice. But far from being a Utopia, the New World offered up some cruel realities for the newcomers including hostile natives, harsh terrain and competing settlers from other nations.