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Ian Hislop's Olden Days - The Power of the Past in Britain (2/3)

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Episode 2 of 3

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The satirist examines Britain during the Industrial Revolution and Victorian era, when writers, artists and politicians tried to make sense of the changing world by seeking inspiration from the Middle Ages.

Novelist Walter Scott's tales of gallant heroes and knights in armour in his books Waverley and Ivanhoe brought him huge fame and success, while dissatisfied workers formed an ancient-style band of brothers to protest against industrialisation, calling themselves the Luddites.

The Houses of Parliament were rebuilt in a medieval gothic style and Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli led a government that improved living and working conditions for millions by harking back to the values of the past.

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On BBC Four
19/09/2018 at 21:00