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From Old Bones to Precious Stones

Charting the birth of the heritage movement and the first arguments of radical thought, from figures including John Lubbock MP, Lieutenant General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers, Charles Darwin and John Ruskin. These remarkable individuals asked important questions and came up with the building blocks of a new world that valued the past. Their actions led to the first piece of legislation to safeguard prehistoric and ancient structures which until then had often fallen prey to the short-term interests of farmers and landowners.

59 minutes

Last on

Thu 10 Oct 2013 01:30


Role Contributor
NarratorSiân Phillips
Executive ProducerBasil Comely
ProducerIan Leese
DirectorIan Leese

English Heritage Centenary

English Heritage Centenary

Find out how English Heritage is celebrating 100 years of protecting the past.

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