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Week One Omnibus - From Magna Carta to Victorian Trade Unions

Phil Tinline asks historians to trace the story of struggles for liberty in Britain, and invites people still involved in those struggles today to give their take on the history.

Phil Tinline asks historians to trace the story of struggles for liberty in Britain, and invites people still involved in those struggles today to give their take on the history.

In this Omnibus edition of the first half of the series, we follow the story from the 13th century to the 19th century, through battles against absolute monarchy and unlawful detention, and for freedom of religion, and of the press, and of association.

And Phil asks a Saudi exile, a lawyer, a Christian doctor, a journalist and a trade union activist what they make of these early struggles for freedom - and what light it sheds on their experiences today.

Producer: Phil Tinline

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