Lost Worlds and New Worlds
Charting the Reformation, Michael visits a fascinating community project revealing medieval wall paintings in Llancarfan, near Cardiff, and follows the Cornish Prayer Book rebellion from one parish to its defeat in battle by the government's army in Exeter. As the Reformation proceeds, other forces are working in British society with the rise of industry and commerce. In Bristol, Tudor merchants open up Atlantic trade and the first black community is found in Whitechapel, London. By the 1580s the establishment had triumphed and the old world was all but swept away.