Browse the Dark Ages era within the In Our Time archive.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the poetry and context of this pre-Islamic Arabian knight
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss history and culture of the Picts.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the flourishing of maths in the Islamic world from C8th.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Chinese Legalism from the time of the First Emperor.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the epic Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Icelandic sagas.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the reign of Athelstan, the first king of all England.
The culture, history and legacy of the eastern Byzantine Empire.
Melvyn Bragg examines Merlin, prophet, magician, king maker and the mad man of the woods.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the 7th century abbess, St Hilda.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the origins of the split between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims
Melvyn Bragg examines the Arab conquests which helped communicate Islam to the world.
Melvyn Bragg examines the manuscripts that united Celtic and Roman cultures in England.
The causes and events of the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Volga Vikings.