21/05/2013

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Helen Castor is joined by Dr Lucy Robinson from the University of Sussex and Dr Catherine Rider from the University of Exeter.

We hear about the conclusion to a four year project which helps us understand just how ordinary people worshipped in the sixteenth century. How did the church maintain its hold over a population that could not read or write and certainly didn't understand Latin?

Burnley may seem an unlikely place in the Lesbian and Gay history of Britain, compared perhaps with more metropolitan areas. However, a new project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund is uncovering some remarkable evidence which shows that East Lancashire was at the forefront of the gay liberation movement in the 1960's and 70's.

And Tom Holland is in the Oxfordshire countryside with a leading classicist and a beekeeper to find out how the Ancient Greeks and Romans would have tackled the decline of the bee population.

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Tue 21 May 2013 15:00

Programme Guests

Helen Castor is joined by Dr Lucy Robinson from the University of Sussex who is the author of 'Gay Men and the Left in Post-war Britain: How the personal got political' which was published in 2007 and Dr Catherine Rider from the University of Exeter who is the author of "Magic and Religion in Medieval England" which was published in 2012.

Prayer in the Sixteenth Century

How did the church maintain its hold over a population that could not read or write and certainly didn't understand Latin? Helen talks to Dr Sally Harper at the University of Bangor who is a co-investigator in a project which is drawing to a close but can be accessed via a dedicated website.

 

The Experience of Worship

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Burnley Gay History

Burnley Gay History

We head for Burnley an unlikely place perhaps in the Lesbian and Gay history of Britain. However, a new project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund is uncovering some remarkable evidence which shows that East Lancashire was at the forefront of the gay liberation movement in the 1960's and 70's.

 

BBC Lancashire

Lancashire LGBT

Bees and the Ancient World

Bees and the Ancient World

Tom Holland is in the Oxfordshire countryside with leading classicist Dr Llewelyn Morgan the author of  Patterns of Redemption in Virgil's Georgics (1999) and beekeeper Phil Sharman to find out how the Ancient Greeks and Romans would have tackled the decline if the bee population.

 

Oxfordshire Beekeepers Association

 

 

Making History returns on Tuesday 27 August 2013