Explore the Art of Gothic (without leaving the sofa)

Ever wondered where the word ‘Gothic’ comes from? Or how the Gothic movement came to capture the imagination of 18th Century England?

If so, have a look at The Art of Gothic: Britain’s Midnight Hour. The first episode, Liberty Diversity Depravity explains Gothic history, moving from classical Greek architecture to the French Revolution via the world’s first ever teenage Goth (who demonstrated real commitment to the cause by fatally poisoning himself with arsenic).

Find out why Jane Austen pokes fun at the Gothic movement in Northanger Abbey, and why a rather racy novel called The Monk earned praise from the Marquis de Sade…

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