Connections by James Burke

"Telecommunications exist because the Normans wore stirrups at the Battle of Hastings- a simple advance that caused a revolution in the increasingly expensive science of warfare."

This is a series produced by the BBC 29 years ago. I saw it on PBS a few years later. If you love history, by all means bookmark this page [click the title], and watch the series as time allows. There are 10 programs , each about 45 min. long.

You'll never look at history the same way, after seeing these shows.

The first program is at the bottom.