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Fl!cking channels as you do, I caught the second episode of "A very British Renaissance" which although probably not technical enough for history nerds, was interesting to me.

There are 3 episodes and the iPlayer description & link for episode 1 is here.

We think of the Renaissance as something that happened only in Italy, or in continental Europe. Art historian Dr James Fox believes otherwise - that Britain had its own Renaissance - one that easily measures up to the explosion of art and ideas that happened on the continent.

He tells the story of the painters, sculptors, poets, playwrights, composers, inventors, explorers, craftsmen and scientists who revolutionised the way we saw the world.

In the first episode, he traces the story of how the arrival of a handful of foreign artists in the 16th century sparked a cultural revolution in Britain.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b ... ce-arrives

Here's the programme website.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03yzflc