The ancestry of actress Sally Field, New Age guru Deepak Chopra and British rock star Sting reveals the extraordinary global influence of the British Empire during the 18th and early 19th century.

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Hazel Gurland

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Deepak Chopra
Sally Field ... Herself
Henry Louis Gates ... Himself - Host
Sting ... Himself
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From PBS - Three guests whose ancestry demonstrates the extraordinary influence of the British Empire during the 18th and early 19th century: Sally Field discovers that she descends from William Bradford, who arrived on the Mayflower and helped his fellow English Puritans establish their new lives in colonial America and later discovers that her ancestors sided with the British crown during our nation's War of Independence and paid the ultimate price; Deepak Chopra's family made a similar gamble while living under harsh British colonial rule in India, where his grandparents pledged their loyalty to the British in hopes of achieving a higher place in society, and later his father chose to fight alongside British soldiers during World War II; Sting's story goes back centuries in England where we find that being close to the seat of Empire doesn't mean that life is any better for those who fueled Great Britain's world dominance during the Pax Britannica by building its merchant ships and...

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11 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Ark Media See more »
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