Clickview video: Democratic Revolutions and Revelations , 2016
Series: Civilisations and ideas Mins: 13.29
Social unrest under Europe's feudal system found its voice during the Enlightenment, when philosophers promoted egalitarian and democratic ideals. These ideas became the flame that lit the fuse of revolution. This programme outlines the key causes and events of the American and French Revolutions, as well as subsequent struggles for equal rights for colonised nations, indigenous peoples and women.