Read more about the article Filthy Cities episode 3 – Industrial New York
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Filthy Cities episode 3 – Industrial New York

Filthy Cities episode 3 - Industrial New York: Dan Snow travels back to a seething Manhattan in the throes of the industrial revolution. Millions fled persecution, poverty and famine in Europe in the 19th century in search of the Promised Land. When they arrived what they found was even worse than what they'd left behind.     New York was a city consumed by filth and corruption, its massive immigrant population crammed together in the slums of Lower Manhattan. Dan…

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Read more about the article Filthy Cities episode 2 – Revolutionary Paris
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Filthy Cities episode 2 – Revolutionary Paris

Filthy Cities episode 2 - Revolutionary Paris: Just 200 years ago, Paris was famously one of the foulest and smelliest cities in Europe. In this programme historian Dan Snow sniffs out the rotten story of the French revolution.     Stunning CGI reveals the stinking streets where ordinary people slaved in toxic industries and suffered grotesque poverty and disease. Dan immerses himself in their world, visiting a perfumer to recreate the stench of the 18th-century city. He has a go…

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Read more about the article Filthy Cities episode 1 – Medieval London
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Filthy Cities episode 1 – Medieval London

Filthy Cities episode 1 - Medieval London: Historian Dan Snow gets down and dirty in medieval grime to discover the hard way how the London we know was forged in the filth of the 14th century.     State-of-the-art CGI reveals London's streets as they were 700 years ago, and Dan steps into the shoes of a medieval Londoner - wooden platforms designed to help him rise above the disgusting mess underfoot. He spends the night as a medieval muck-raker…

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