The story of the Highland Clearances, and of the way that emigration - forced and otherwise - fueled the growth of the British Empire. (4'55")
This is one of 45 videos telling the story of Britain from 1066 to the present day. Visit the full interactive timeline at http://timelines.tv/index.php?t=2&e=6
From a BAFTA winning series written and presented by Andrew Chater. Originally commissioned and transmitted by the BBC and streamed with the BBC's consent. Copyright Andrew Chater / Lodestar Productions.