How the French Revolution shocked Edmund Burke into defending British traditions.
Catherine the Great is chosen by Dame Barbara Stocking. Matthew Parris presents.
Vanora Bennett looks at one of the longest-lasting rulers of the European Enlightenment.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Empress who transformed and modernized Russia.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the philosopher, politician and writer Edmund Burke.
Amanda Foreman examines how the elite transformed politics in the shadow of revolution.
Chi-chi visits the British Library to find out more about Ignatius Sancho.
Gretchen Gerzina explores the life of a butler who rose to the top of 18th century society
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the German-Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn.