1/5 August 1814. The United States wakes to find the Royal Navy moored in Chesapeake Bay. (R)
BBC Radio 4
2/5 Six days after landing, the British defeat the Americans at Bladensburg.
BBC Radio 4 FM only
Anne McElvoy explores how Thomas Carlyle reacted against the Industrial Revolution.
2/5 Distinguished French physicist Rene Blondlot is now unknown - why?
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Tom Holland and guests discuss the ideas that are Making History.
2/5 Six days after landing, the British defeat the Americans at Bladensburg. (R)
Wednesday 4 September 2013