Alfred Brendel recalls hearing the voice of Hitler and Goebbels as a small boy
Jonathan Freedland hears how Elizabeth I and Theresa May look beyond Europe for trade.
Helen Lewis chooses the so-called 'Black Queen' of France, Catherine de Medici.
Melvyn Bragg examines Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany though historiographical theories.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss the Inquisition and its legacy from different perspectives.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Michael Maloney reads an extract from Florian Illies's 1913.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the infamous St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in 1572.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events that helped trigger the European Reformation.
Alistair Cooke examines tyrants who commit mass murder and compares Stalin with Hitler.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Spanish Armada.
Melvyn Bragg examines the Spanish Inquisition, defenders of medieval orthodoxy.