What the Tudors Did for Us

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show_name = What the Tudors Did for Us


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genre = Documentary
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presenter = Adam Hart-Davis
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composer = David Mitcham
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language = English
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num_episodes = 4
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distributor = BBC
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producer = Caroline van den Brul
Stephen Wilkinson
Billie Pink
Paul Bradshaw
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runtime = 23 minutes
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first_aired = September 23
last_aired = October 14, 2002
preceded_by = nowrap beginWhat the Victorians Did for Usnowrap end
followed_by = nowrap beginWhat the Stuarts Did for Usnowrap end
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"What the Tudors Did for Us" is a 2002 BBC documentary series that examines the impact of the Tudor period on modern society.

Episodes

Episode one: "Seeying the Worlde"

Hart-Davis travels around Britain to introduce the idea and inventions of the Tudor Age in art, optics and exploration.

*Wad (graphite) discovered by shepherds in the mid 1500s was used as the first pencil leading to life drawing and realistic portraiture.
*The lens was added to the camera obscura by Giambattista della Porta in "Natural Magic" leading to fine arts and the first cinema.
*Mainland North America was discovered by John Cabot and possibly named after his investor Richard Americ.
*The first atlas (flat map) was drawn by Gerardus Mercator using the Mercator projection demonstrated by Hart-Davis.
*The first British colony in America was founded by Sir Walter Raleigh at 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 telescope.

Episode two: "The Thynkynge Revolution"

Hart-Davis travels around Britain to introduce the idea and inventions of the Tudor Age in science, literature and education.

*The first 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 bible that lead to the standardisation of the English language.
*State education was founded by Henry VIII providing opportunities for Christopher Marlowe and William Harvey amongst others.
*Human anatomy was revolutionised by Andreas Vesalius following the legalisation of human dissection by Henry VIII.
*Modern medicine began from the Swiss Alchemist Paracelsus’ belief that minerals and chemicals could be used to treat diseases.
*Observational science came of age when Thomas Diggs recorded the first observation of a supernova.

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