What The Tudors Did For Us is a BBC series from 2002. Most know the
bloody, battle filled history of the Tudor period, not many know the
accomplishments of the period. Adam Hart-Davis travels through England
in search of Tudor excellence in science, art, printing, exploration and
more. Ranging from a shepherd's discovery of graphite which led to the
first pencil, to a fuller understanding of human anatomy once Henry VII
legalized human dissection, each episode highlights the Tudor period.