Royal Physician William Harvey demonstrates that blood circulates around the body.
A mysterious discovery prompts Anna Pavord to celebrate her botanical hero William Turner.
Historian Justin Champion explores the life & works of Elizabethan alchemist John Dee.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss William Caxton and the influence of the printing press.
Jerry Brotton looks at Sir Walter Raleigh's quest for gold
Glyn Parry looks at an exhibition of the work of John Dee
Melvyn Bragg examines the life of glittering Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe.
The history of British explorers and routes to China in the 1570s.
Raleigh tries to persuade Elizabeth I that the North American settlements were a success.
Jonathan Bate maps the influence of 16th-century cartography on the English countryside.
Andrew Brown and Diarmaid MacCulloch consider why we burned heretics and why we stopped.
Storyteller Derek Wilson chooses Henry VIII's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell.
Historian and author Derek Wilson proposes 16th century politician Thomas Cromwell.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the most powerful man in the court of Elizabeth I.