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The High Art of the Low Countries

Series 1 Episode 2: Boom and Bust

Andrew looks at how the seemingly peaceful countries of Holland and Belgium - famous for their tulips and windmills, mussels and chips - were in fact forged in a crucible of conflict and division. He examines how a period of economic boom driven for the first time by a burgeoning and secular middle class led to the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century.

Category
Documentary / Art
Original air date
2013-04-11