1/5 In May 1660, after years of exile in Holland, Charles II was reinstated as sovereign.
6/10 How the bicycle was used in war, when thousands signed up to join cyclist battalions.
A portrait of poet Gwendolyn Brooks, narrated by her daughter Nora Brooks Blakely.
2/3 Francine Stock explores a fragmented world through the prism of the art it created.
5/10 Martin Ellis catches up with famous early cyclists Edward Elgar and Vaughn Williams.
4/10 How the bicycle became a tool for political pioneers, from suffragettes to socialism.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of the 18th-century writer Fanny Burney.
3/4 Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham attempts to cook a pudding under ten feet of water.
3/10 The development of the safety bicycle allowed the wealthier classes to take to the road.
Ceramicist Lars Tharp explores our relationship with the funeral urn.
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