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The British Enlightenment

A groundbreaking history of the British Enlightenment retraces the innovations in representative government, industrialization, religious tolerance, and individualism that made the eighteenth century so important in the history of England, and the world. Historian professor Roy Porter examines the contributions of 18th-century British scientists, philosophers, economists and industrialists to the era that shaped the destiny of modern Europe.

  • Originally Aired October 21, 2007
  • Runtime 60 minutes
  • Original Network BBC
  • Parental Guideline TV-PG
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Roy Porter Guest Star

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