Neil MacGregor focuses on 19th-century uses of iron, from jewellery to the Iron Cross.
9/15 Not always for camouflage, 19th-century uniforms were vibrant and flattering.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of Rudyard Kipling.
Neil MacGregor focuses on the Hansa, the great trading alliance, and the painter Holbein.
8/15 Why did Victorian men dress ready for a funeral? Black embodied power and serious purpose.
Neil MacGregor focuses on the supreme limewood sculptures of Riemenschneider (c1460-1531).
7/15 In 19th-century Scotland, George IV's endorsement meant tartan and the kilt became cult.
Was Charlemagne a great French ruler, or was he Charles the Great, a German?
6/15 Laurence robes up like Lord Byron, in the costume of an Albanian nobleman.
Neil MacGregor focuses on two great emblems of Germany's national diet: beer and sausages.
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