Jonathan Freedland and guests discuss the careers of Lord Mandelson and Cardinal Richelieu
Helen Lewis chooses the so-called 'Black Queen' of France, Catherine de Medici.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Renaissance scholar Desiderius Erasmus.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss the Inquisition and its legacy from different perspectives.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the infamous St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in 1572.
Diarmaid MacCulloch tells the story of iconoclasm during the English Reformation.
Ernie Rea and guests debate the Jesuits in the light of Pope Francis's recent election.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the Jesuits, “the school masters of Europe”.
Melvyn Bragg on the the turbulent years of rebellion which swept the north of England.