17/20 Early 17th-century proclamations reveal the impact of the 1603 plague outbreak.
16/20 A domestic clock reveals the changing relationship Shakespeare's audiences had to time.
1/3 Professor Aubrey Manning travels to the Valley of the Kings in Egypt to unearth a mystery.
15/20 The problems in creating a Great Britain are encapsulated in designs for a common flag.
14/20 A pedlar's trunk reveals deception and religion, cross-dressing and travelling salesmen.
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.
11/20 A tabloid history of Shakespeare's England, told via contemporary accounts of murder plots
Simon Fanshawe explores the history and growth of the British suburbs.
10/20 A model ship reveals the differences between Scottish and English witches.