The Century that Wrote Itself

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April 2, 2017

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Author Adam Nicolson traces the roots of today's globalised Britain to a 17th-century golden age of writing and communication. He reveals a century on the move, a time when London tripled in size and more than 200,000 people emigrated in search of w...
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March 26, 2017

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Adam Nicolson explores the 17th century's contradictory attitudes towards the nature of reality. While a puritan struggled to accept God's will, an early naturalist accepted nothing without testing it first. How did God work? How did the world work?...
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March 19, 2017

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Adam Nicolson traces our modern sense of self back to the time when ordinary people first took up the quill. At a time of great upheaval, writing was both a means of escape and of fighting for what you believed. Account books became confessionals, a...

3. A World Re-Shaped by Writing

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Tracing the roots of today's globalised Britain to a 17th-century golden age of writing.

2. The Rewritten Universe

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How the 17th century's writing revolution helped rewrite our vision of the world.
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