How happy is he born or taught,
That serveth not another's will,
Whose armor is his honest thought,
And simple truth his utmost skill.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Thirteen episodes were made in all, each being 50 minutes in length. What follows is a summary of each of these :
The Skin of Our Teeth - A look at how European thought and art were saved "by the skin of our teeth" after the stifling lack of creativity that abounded during the Dark Ages.
The Great Thaw - The reawakening of civilization in the 12th century, and the triumphs of the Church.
Protest and Communication - A look at the Reformation in the 16th century, and a study of Shakespeare.
The Light of Experience - The revolutionary change of thought that replaced the Church's authority in the 17th century and the works of Rembrandt, Descartes, Vermeer, and architects such as Sir Christopher Wren.