FTP have released the latest episode of Andrew Marrs history of the World.
The journalist tells the story of the first empires, which laid the foundations for the modern world. Conquerors such as Alexander the Great rampaged across the Middle East and wars were fought all the way from China to the Mediterranean. But in the wake of this destruction came enormous progress and cultural development. In the Middle East, the Phoenicians invented the alphabet, and one of history’s most powerful ideas emerged – the belief in just one God. In India, the Buddha offered a radical alternative to empire-building – a way of living that had no place for violence or hierarchy and was open to everyone – and Greece saw the birth of democracy, arguably the greatest political system of all