Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Jonathan Swift's satirical 1729 pamphlet A Modest Proposal
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Melvyn Bragg examines how the writing of history has changed over the years.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau.
4/4 Melvyn visits Darwin's home at Down House in Kent.
3/4 How Darwin was eventually persuaded to publish On the Origin of Species in November 1859.
2/4 How Darwin's work during the Beagle expedition influenced his theories.
1/4 Darwin's early life in Shropshire and his three years at Cambridge.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the consolation of Philosophy.