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.
7/20 A rare woodcut offers an insight into the troubles and tragedies of Elizabethan Ireland.
Pirates, wolves and Manchester, the city that shaped world politics.
6/20 How Henry V's battle gear reflects the Elizabethan view of English history.
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