Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the War of 1812 between America and Great Britain.
BBC Radio 4
18/30 Geoffrey Robertson assesses the ideas, influence and legacy of Anglo-Saxon lawmakers.
BBC Radio 3
2/4 How South African secret police bombed the London HQ of the African National Congress.
17/30 Clare Stancliffe discusses Wilfred, the bishop who introduced music into the liturgy.
Helen Castor and guests discuss the history curriculum in Britain's schools.
16/30 Mary Garrison discusses the scholar Alcuin, regarded as 'the most learned man anywhere'.
One girl's memories of the bombing that came before the ceasefire of 27 January 1973.
15/30 Professor Thomas Charles-Edwards discusses Offa, who was King of Mercia from 757 to 796 AD
14/30 Jinty Nelson explains how the court of King Alfred was run and how he rewarded his thegns.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Romulus and Remus, the foundation myth of Rome.