Sunil Khilnani on the greatest ruler of the Mughal Empire.
John Blashford-Snell explains why he admires fellow explorer, Dr David Livingstone.
Juliet Stevenson narrates the history of the growth of Elizabethan trade.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Renaissance scholar Desiderius Erasmus.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes discusses the life of Henry V and tries to separate fact from myth.
Ernie Rea and guests debate the legacy of David Livingstone, 200 years after his death.
Aminatta Forna tells the extraordinary story of hard-living writer Jack London.
Watch Mark Lawson get to grips with the classical instrument which accompanied Francis Drake's 16th century voyage.
The 17th-century warrior-king is today a role model and symbol of Hindu identity.
An insight into Shivaji, the 17th-century warrior-king and modern Indian hero.