Elizabethans: Max Hastings, Mary Beard, John Guy and Lola Young

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On Start the Week Andrew Marr considers the 'great man' view of history, and how far an age can be represented by its leaders and innovators. Mary Beard looks back to ancient times when history and biography were considered two distinct genres. While John Guy returns to the reign of Elizabeth I, Max Hastings and Lola Young give an overview of the modern Elizabethan age.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

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Mon 13 Feb 2012 21:30