1/3 Henry II forges a mighty empire encompassing England and much of France. (R)
How the arrival of foreign artists in the 16th century sparked a cultural revolution.
BBC Two Wales only
2/3 The story of shipwrecks moves into the Georgian age, when Britain ruled the waves. (R)
Pete Wilson explores the characters and communities that make Gloucestershire great.
BBC Radio Gloucestershire
History as told by the people who were there.
BBC Radio 4
2/3 A look at a few of the hundreds of people who keep the port running.
BBC One Oxfordshire, South only
Shahidha Bari goes in search of the biggest poetry competition in the Middle East.
The stories of Leicestershire and Rutland's past.
BBC Radio Leicester
2/3 Dave and Si help to rebuild an early traction engine and restore a rare barge. (R)
BBC Two except Wales