The Ancient World episode 5 – The Spartans
The Ancient World episode 5 - The Spartans
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The Ancient World episode 5 – The Spartans

The Ancient World episode 5 - The Spartans: Bettany Hughes chronicles the rise and fall of one of the most extreme civilisations the world has ever seen, one founded on discipline, sacrifice and frugality where the onus was on the collective and the…

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The Ancient World episode 3 – The Minoans
The Ancient World episode 3 - The Minoans
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The Ancient World episode 3 – The Minoans

The Ancient World episode 3 - The Minoans: In this fascinating feature-length documentary historian Bettany Hughes continues her history of the Ancient World with a visit to Crete to recount one of the greatest archaeological discoveries ever made.     The story of…

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Civilisation episode 8 – The Light of Experience
Civilisation episode 8 - The Light of Experience
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Civilisation episode 8 – The Light of Experience

Civilisation episode 8 - The Light of Experience: Kenneth Clark's story takes him from the Holland of Rembrandt and Vermeer to the London of Wren, Purcell and the Royal Society.     Kenneth Clark's classic 1969 series tracing the history of Western art…

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Civilisation episode 7 – Grandeur and Obedience
Civilisation episode 7 - Grandeur and Obedience
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Civilisation episode 7 – Grandeur and Obedience

Civilisation episode 7 - Grandeur and Obedience: Sir Kenneth Clark presents one of the classic episodes of his history of the civilised culture of the western world. He examines the Catholic world in the 16th Century, especially the city of Rome which blossomed…

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Civilisation episode 5 – The Hero as Artist
Civilisation episode 5 - The Hero as Artist
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Civilisation episode 5 – The Hero as Artist

Civilisation episode 5 - The Hero as Artist: Kenneth Clark continues his personal reflections on civilisation with a look at Papal Rome in the early 16th Century.     Three great artists, Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci are the chief protagonists in…

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