Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the reign of Athelstan, the first king of all England.
Jonathan Freedland compares Brexit with tensions between Offa and Charlemagne in the 790s.
Anne is in Aachen, Germany, to explore how Charlemagne managed to run his vast empire.
Neil MacGregor tells the story of a tiny gold chariot from ancient Persia.
History's verdict on the man who left the terracotta warriors and a mighty empire.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Romulus and Remus, the foundation myth of Rome.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Augustan Age in Rome.
Was Charlemagne a great French ruler, or was he Charles the Great, a German?