Face of Britain
"Simon Schama for teasing out extraordinary tales. Combining his two great passions, British history and art history, for the first time, he turns Britain's most remarkable portraits into mesmerizing stories of love, power, fame and fortitude - which are beautifully illustrated with the treasures of the National Portrait Gallery. The modest and the mighty, from friends and lovers to monarchs and rock stars, are brought to life unforgettably. With dazzling breadth and panache, Schama shows us the extraordinary lives of our fellow Britons - and helps us see ourselves in a new light.