The Century That Wrote Itself
In The Century That Wrote Itself, the author Adam Nicolson looks at the most revolutionary moment in British history, the 17th century, when reading and writing turned this country upside down. Letter writers, diarists, account-keepers, journalists, religious revolutionaries, lover, enemies – the century was awash in a sea of ink. Never before had people written so much, never before can individual lives be so intimately understood.
Originally broadcast on BBC Four, Wednesday 10 April 2013.
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