Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places
England's historic sites are hotbeds of invention and creativity. Spread across the country, they have shaped both our nation and the world beyond.
There's a tree in Lincolnshire under which Isaac Newton once stood, where an apple fell and lit up the future. There's a mill in Shrewsbury that gave life to the skyscraper. There's a house in Stratford-upon-Avon where the greatest playwright that ever lived was born.
Judge: Monica Ali
Judge: Mary Beard
Judge: The Very Reverend Dr David Ison
Judge: Tristram Hunt
Judge: Will Gompertz
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Judge: Professor Lord Robert Winston
Judge: Bettany Hughes
Judge: George Clarke
Judge: Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson
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Join us as we travel across England visiting well-known wonders and some lesser-known places on your doorstep – all of which have helped make this country what it is today.
From a hut in Bletchley Park where modern computing evolved, to the iron railings in London to which suffragettes chained themselves in the fight for women’s right to vote, we’ll step back in time to the very roots of our national identity to bring you the people and the stories that have helped shape England.
So are you ready? Let’s find out which places you and our judges have chosen as 'irreplaceable'.