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Enlightenment: Discovering the World in the Eighteenth Century

Enlightenment The Enlightenment was a period of intense activity devoted to discovery and learning about the natural world, the past and other civilizations. Classification, collecting and deciphering were all important stages on the way to understanding the world. Full description

Important places

British Museum (100)
London (7,093)


Camden (291)


United Kingdom (21,421)

Other geographical areas

Yorkshire and The Humber (6,115)
North of England (7,026)
Greater London (7,856)