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Melvyn Bragg examines King Alfred and the defeat of the Vikings at Battle of Edington.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the Greek mathematician Archimedes and his famous cry of “eureka!”
Melvyn Bragg discusses Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the works, life and times of Seneca the Younger.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Roman gladiator and rebel leader Spartacus.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the influence of St Paul on the early Christian church.
Melvyn Bragg examines the life and chronicles of the the Roman historian Tacitus.