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In courts and great houses, the troubadours wrote secular songs of love, jealousy and betrayal. History with James Naughtie.

James Naughtie discovers how history has shaped the development of classical music. Across Europe in courts and great houses, music was beginning to celebrate the human as well as the divine. The Troubadours wrote songs of love, jealousy and betrayal.

Reader: Benedict Cumberbatch
Produced by Rosie Boulton, Sara Conkey, Lunt Lunt

BBC Birmingham.

15 minutes