4/5 Gillian Clarke on being the first poet writing in English to be laureate of Wales.
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3/5 Keorapetse Kgositsile discusses the role of poet laureate in South Africa.
2/5 Poet Michele Leggott recalls her first year as New Zealand's laureate.
1/5 Poet Charles Simic, a former American laureate, reveals how he came to love the job.
5/5 Suzannah Lipscomb on what happened to make the public see Henry as a tyrant.
4/5 Dr Tom Betteridge examines the various depictions of Henry VIII in stage plays.
3/5 Geoffrey Moorhouse examines some of the achievements that resulted from Henry's warfare.
2/5 Prof Peter Marshall examines Henry VIII's fickle and fragile relationship with God.
1/5 Lucy Wooding goes behind Henry VIII's grand image, revealing fears about losing the throne
5/5 Suzanne Aspden on Handel's uncanny ability to absorb musical and cultural influences.
4/5 Derek Alsop explores ways in which Handel related his music to the texts he was setting.
3/5 Donald Burrows asks what Handel's manuscripts tell us about his working practices.
2/5 Ellen T Harris explores some of Handel's relationships - social and professional.
1/5 Jonathan Keates focuses on Handel's early years spent in Italy.
5/5 Celebrated poet and undertaker Thomas Lynch on friendship, ageing and fear of death.
4/5 Baroness Julia Neuberger on how attitudes to death vary across faith and culture.
3/5 Baroness Mary Warnock on what we can learn from the Romantics when it comes to dying well.