Helen Castor and guests discuss the ideas and events that are Making History.
Today Helen is joined by:
Could there have been prison hulks on the Thames in the 1950's?
Making History consults Keith Gulvin the author of The Medway Prison Hulks ISBN 0099282550
The White Map
Tom Holland meets up with the Map Librarian of the British Library, Peter Barber, to look at a late fifteenth century map commissioned by Walter Raleigh and drawn by the artist and colonist John White. It shows Roanoke island and the proposed colony of Virginia. But what is interesting researchers today are two patches on this map which appear to show where the British settlers might build forts. They were never built.
See the map and find out more about the patches: British Museum
Making History explores ordinary people's links with the past. The programme is presented by Helen…