14/20 A pedlar's trunk reveals deception and religion, cross-dressing and travelling salesmen.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the scientific achievements of the Curie family.
13/20 Sunken gold from West Africa sheds light on England's complex relationship with the Moors.
12/20 A delicate glass goblet reveals the twin seductions of Venice.
Why was Robert Bruce writing letters to Edward II? Plus Europe's first Enigma machine.
11/20 A tabloid history of Shakespeare's England, told via contemporary accounts of murder plots
10/20 A model ship reveals the differences between Scottish and English witches.
9/20 Dr Dee's mirror reflects the Elizabethan fascination with cosmology and astrology.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the medieval Islamic thinker Al-Ghazali.
8/20 Neil MacGregor explores life in Shakespeare's world through an apprentice's woollen cap.
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