Samira Ahmed delves into the mysterious life of Oliver Cromwell's wife, Elizabeth.
Anne McElvoy considers how Germans see their country's cultural role.
Diarmaid MacCulloch tells the story of iconoclasm during the English Reformation.
Stuart Kelly examines why many Scottish artists today have declared for independence.
5/5 Poet and author Tolu Ogunlesi asks if young people in Lagos can relate to the Commonwealth
4/5 Writer Farah Ghuznavi explains why she no longer sees the Commonwealth as an irrelevance.
3/5 Author Noah Richler asks if Canada still needs ties like the Commonwealth.
2/5 Historian Fakir Aijazuddin on Pakistan's chequered relationship with the Commonwealth.
1/5 Exploring the Commonwealth's history. Has it made a difference and does it have a future?
Exploring the background to the pacifism which was central to Britten's creative vision.