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Browse the Medieval era within the In Our Time archive.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Central Asian scientist and historian al-Biruni.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Alchemy, the ancient science of transformations.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the medieval tale of Abelard and Heloise.
Melvyn Bragg examines King Alfred and the defeat of the Vikings at Battle of Edington.
The history and legacy of the English army's defeat of the French at Agincourt in 1415.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 12th century Islamic philosopher, Averroes.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the Persian Islamic philosopher Avicenna.
The history of the ancient kingdom and its religious, national and ethnic ideologies.
The culture, history and legacy of the eastern Byzantine Empire.
Melvyn Bragg examines the Cathars, a medieval European Christian sect accused of heresy.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Geoffrey Chaucer, the father of English literature.
Melvyn Bragg examines the 1453 siege of Constantinople which ended the Byzantine Empire.
Melvyn Bragg examines Dante’s ‘Inferno’, a medieval journey through Hell’s nine circles
Melvyn Bragg discusses Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire.
Melvyn Bragg looks at the religious orders of the Dominicans and the Franciscans.
Melvyn Bragg explores the relationship between heritage culture and the study of history.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 14th-century Arab philosopher of history Ibn Khaldun.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Icelandic sagas.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Malory's epic medieval tale Le Morte d'Arthur.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the medieval Jewish scholar Maimonides.
Melvyn Bragg examines Merlin, prophet, magician, king maker and the mad man of the woods.
Melvyn Bragg and guests explore the history of miracles.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the ideas of William Ockham including Ockham's Razor.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the centuries old myth of the most romantic noble outlaw.
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