Archive by Era: 17th Century - page 1

  1. Alchemy

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Alchemy, the ancient science of transformations.

  2. Baconian Science

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Jacobean thinker Francis Bacon and Baconian Science.

  3. Calculus

    The dispute between Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz over who invented calculus.

  4. Don Quixote

    Melvyn Bragg considers the importance of the 17th century Spanish novel Don Quixote.

  5. Empiricism

    Melvyn Bragg examines the 17th century idea that all knowledge arises from experience.

  6. Fermat's Last Theorem

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Fermat's Last Theorem.

  7. George Fox and the Quakers

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the origins of Quakerism.

  8. Hobbes

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the great 17th century philosopher Thomas Hobbes.

  9. Lear

    Melvyn Bragg and guests examine Shakespeare’s bloodthirsty tragedy, King Lear.

  10. Milton

    Melvyn Bragg examines both the literary and political careers of the poet John Milton.

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