012 – Keep it real

Polymath John Ruskin was the leading art critic of the Victorian Era, He was also a strong advocate for environmental and architectural preservation as well as raising concerns of the human cost of Industrialization. Way ahead of his time, he is a fascinating figure of the era. This episode looks into some of his work and also his private life.

 

 

Episode Three – Every man will do his duty

Among the great names of 19th century history stands a man who came to define English Naval tradition: Horatio Nelson. One armed, one eyed and an interesting relationship with another mans wife… He strode tall on the world stage.