Broadcaster and campaigner Esther Rantzen chooses Queen Elizabeth I.
Juliet Stevenson narrates the history of the growth of Elizabethan trade.
Jerry Brotton looks at Sir Walter Raleigh's quest for gold
Watch Mark Lawson get to grips with the classical instrument which accompanied Francis Drake's 16th century voyage.
Michael Howard, Conservative Party former leader, tells Matthew Parris about Elizabeth I.
Raleigh tries to persuade Elizabeth I that the North American settlements were a success.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the death of Queen Elizabeth I.