Gutenberg Press Documentary

I personally would watch a documentary on weevils or the sanitation department so long as it was narrated by Stephen Fry, so it was a lovely treat to find this 6-part BBC presentation on youtube about the Gutenberg press. Stephen Fry travels throughout Europe interviewing historians and exploring relevant locales. He also assists a master craftsman in making an approximation of Gutenberg's press using authentic techniques. Also - 15th-century papermaking!

There's also a page dedicated to the documentary on the BBC website, along with some tasty educational links. This particular program is part of a larger series on Medieval history. There is an option to play the video, but it looks like it's region-restricted.

Hooray printmaking! Hooray Stephen Fry!

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