Seeing the World.
Before Tudor times the image people had of their world was rather dark and mysterious but that was about to change thanks to some incredible adventures and remarkable discoveries.
The Thinking Revolution.
Introducing the new, really dangerous piece of high technology: the printing press that was to turn the Tudor world upside-down.
The Good Life.
As England entered a climate of domestic peace wealthy Tudors worried less about defence and more about comfort.
As Henry VIII spent millions of pounds to develop new defences for England he inadvertently created both an arms industry and the Royal Navy.
Many trendy new ideas evolved during the stuart period including, believe it or not, an exercise machine!
The Appliance of Science.
Amongst other advances, the Stuarts developed an new approach to understanding nature.
The Organised Isle.
Once regular public transport had filled the Stuart roads, a surprising effect was the guaranteed regular income for thieves.
An incredible new dutch invention called the microscope gave the Stuarts a window into an entirely new miniature world.