What the Tudors did for Us

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History, Technology Documentary narrated by Adam Hart-Davis and published by BBC in 2002 - English narration

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If you enjoyed the recent release of "What the Ancients Did For Us", you'll love to find out what Adam got up to "before he was famous". This is the first in a (hopefully) complete release of his full back catalogue, taking in the Tudors, Stuarts, Victorians, Romans and ultimately the beginning of it all, "Local Heroes".

[edit] The Good Lyfe

The Wars of the Roses concluded, Britain could finally afford to reap some of the rewards of civilization. In this programme we see the vast opulence of the most richest woman in Britian, Bess of Hardwicke, as well as the invention of tennis (originally played with kitchen sieves), horceracing, the theatre, and knitting. And of course what programme would be complete without an investigation of that perennial Hart-Davis obsession, the Water Closet.

[edit] War Machyne

Adam looks at the development of Tudor weapons of war, taking in unpleasant implements of torture, cryptography, and casts his own cannon out of pure iron and test fires it!

[edit] Seeyng the Worlde

Among many enduring Tudor inventions were the pencil, enabled by the discovery in Wales of what for the long time would be the only graphite pit in Britain, the telescope, perspective and oil paints, applied to create pictures of unprecedented realism using the camera obscura.

[edit] The Thinkynge Revolution

During this era there were the most striking transformations of our understanding of our place in the Universe. Adam explains how Tudor ides of astronomy were revolutionsed by the discovery of a "new star" or "nova" in 1572, and how the dubious practice of alchemy gradually gave place to chemistry, alongside the discovery of many new substances.

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  • 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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