What the Stuarts did for Us

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History, Technology Documentary narrated by Adam Hart-Davis and published by BBC in 2003 - English narration

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Continuing the grand tour the of Hart-Davis jewellery, we arrive at the 17th century.

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In this programme Adam examines the introduction of various inventions essential to our modern quality of life, such as coffee, fabric dieing, exercise machines, as well as the construction of St. Paul's Cathedral by Sir Christopher Wren.

[edit] The Applyance of Science

Adam looks at the development of phyics throughout the 17th century, taking in hydrodynamics and aerodynamics, as well as the giant revolution accomplished by that greatest of all Stuarts, Sir Isaac Newton.

[edit] The Organysed Isle

Concentrating primarily on social inventions - starting with the activities of Moll Cutpurse, the world's first highway(wo)man, preying on new lines of communication opened by travel by coach. The creation of Great Britain, invention of fire insurance and firemen, the first banknotes, government bonds, and the Bank of England.

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Developments in optics and physics allowed the Stuarts to gain access to new worlds of the very small, through microscopy discovering the unseen marvels of microscopic insects and bacteria, the base of the ocean, via a diving bell designed by Sir Edmund Halley, and to hypothesise about new worlds in space.

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[edit] Technical Specs

  • Filesize: 321Mb
  • Parts: 4
  • Runtime each part: 00:23:09 (34,727 fr)
  • Video Codec: DivX Pro 5.21
  • Video Bitrate: 1804 kb/s
  • Audio Codec: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s (64/ch, stereo) CBR
  • Frame Size: 700x488 [~4:3]
  • Ripped by: Bosmon

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