A History of Britain by Simon Schama

Forces of Nature (1770-1836)

Series 1 - Episode 12 Forces of Nature (1770-1836)

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Summary

Simon Schama continues his narrative with a look at why Britain proved immune to the ideals of the French Revolution, ignoring the call of liberty, equality and fraternity so readily embraced by the peasantry of France. Instead, the influence of poets, painters and journalists of the Romantic movement persuaded the nation of the primacy of feeling over reason, and divided opinion on the civil strife across the Channel.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Simon Schama
Director Jamie Muir
Executive Producer Martin Davidson
Producer Jamie Muir
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