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Portillo's Empire Journey: The US and Canada (S1EP4 Channel 5 Fri 5 Jun 2020)

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The US and Canada: Michael Portillo explores how British rule led to armed rebellion in the USA, and a loyalty in Canada that lasted until the very end of the Empire. On Long Island, Michael visits The Brewster House, a former tavern where British soldiers met and talked freely during the Revolutionary War, unaware that it was run by George Washington's Culper Spy Ring. He also calls in at Fort Niagara, where he learns how the native peoples of North America saw their tribes and families torn apart as they picked sides, shedding blood on behalf of either the crown or the patriots.

Airdate: Fri 5 Jun 2020 at 9.00pm on Channel 5

Season 1 Episode 4