In this clip folk singer Bella Hardy performs The Coventry Carol which first appeared in a 16th Century mystery play, performed on the streets of Coventry.
The song depicts the story of the Massacre of the Innocents when Herod ordered the murder of all the first born children in the region.
It is a mother's lullaby, trying to keep her child quiet, so the crying doesn't alert the soldiers.
- Howard Goodall
- Jonathan Mayo
- Executive Producer
- Jean-Claude Bragard