What the Tudors Did for Us
show_name = What the Tudors Did for Us
genre = Documentary
director = not much eh old chaps
country = UK
language = English
num_episodes = 4
Caroline van den Brul
runtime = 23 minutes
October 14, 2002
preceded_by = nowrap begin
What the Victorians Did for Usnowrap end
followed_by = nowrap begin
What the Stuarts Did for Usnowrap end
website = http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/tudors/
imdb_id = 0424743
Episode one: "Seeying the Worlde"
Hart-Davis travels around Britain to introduce the idea and inventions of the Tudor Age in art,
Wad(graphite) discovered by shepherds in the mid 1500s was used as the first pencilleading to life drawingand realistic portraiture.
lenswas added to the camera obscuraby Giambattista della Portain " Natural Magic" leading to fine arts and the first cinema.
North Americawas discovered by John Cabotand possibly named after his investor Richard Americ.
atlas(flat map) was drawn by Gerardus Mercatorusing the Mercator projectiondemonstrated by Hart-Davis.
British colonyin America was founded by Sir Walter Raleighat Roanoke opening the new world to the Tudors.
*The perspective glass invented by Leonard Diggs and demonstrated by Hart-Davis may have been the first
Episode two: "The Thynkynge Revolution"
Hart-Davis travels around Britain to introduce the idea and inventions of the Tudor Age in
science, literatureand education.
printing press, like the one recreated at St Bride Printing Library, was brought to England by William Caxton.
*The resulting printing revolution included
William Tyndale’s English biblethat lead to the standardisation of the English language.
State educationwas founded by Henry VIIIproviding opportunities for Christopher Marloweand William Harveyamongst others.
Human anatomywas revolutionised by Andreas Vesaliusfollowing the legalisation of human dissection by Henry VIII.
Modern medicinebegan from the Swiss Alchemist Paracelsus’ belief that minerals and chemicals could be used to treat diseases.
Observational sciencecame of age when Thomas Diggs recorded the first observation of a supernova.
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