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The Elizabethan Code

Art historian Dr James Fox continues his exploration of a Renaissance that he believes was as rich and as significant in Britain as it was in Italy and Europe. He tells the story of the painters, sculptors, poets, playwrights, composers, inventors, craftsmen and scientists who revolutionised the way we saw the world.

In this episode, he explores the Elizabethans' love of secrecy, codes and complexity, and the cultural revolution sparked by an age of discovery and exploration.

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1 hour

Last on

Wed 11 Jan 2017 01:20


Role Contributor
PresenterJames Fox
Executive ProducerJonty Claypole
ProducerHelen Nixon
DirectorHelen Nixon
Production CoordinatorGrace Brassington

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