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Series charting the history of civilisation. Andrew explores the Age of Revolution, when people across the world rose up in the name of freedom and equality.

In the sixth episode of this landmark series charting the story of human civilisation, Andrew Marr explores the Age of Revolution.

In the 17th and 18th centuries, people across the world rose up in the name of freedom and equality against the power of the church and monarchy. In America, people fought a war to be free from British rule. In France, bloody revolution saw the king and aristocracy deposed. And in Haiti, the slaves revolted against their masters.

The world was also gripped by a scientific revolution, sweeping away old dogmas and superstition. Galileo revolutionized the way we saw humanity's place in the universe, while Edward Jenner used science to help save the lives of millions.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Andrew Marr
Executive Producer Chris Granlund
Series Producer Kathryn Taylor
Director Robin Dashwood
Producer Robin Dashwood

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