Melvyn Bragg examines Henry VIII's policy of the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
Melvyn Bragg discusses what the Pilgrim Fathers and the Mayflower mean to Americans.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the ideas of William Ockham including Ockham's Razor.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the Jesuits, “the school masters of Europe”.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events that helped trigger the European Reformation.
Melvyn Bragg examines the Spanish Inquisition, defenders of medieval orthodoxy.
The history of witchcraft in Reformation Europe.
Melvyn Bragg looks at the politics behind the rise of religious freedom in England.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the infamous St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in 1572.