Tudor housewife Anne Askew's conversion to Protestantism tore her family apart.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Patricia Greene, the actress who plays Jill Archer, nominates Bess of Hardwick as her hero
Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of royal weddings.
Samira Ahmed delves into the mysterious life of Oliver Cromwell's wife, Elizabeth.
Melvyn Bragg on the the turbulent years of rebellion which swept the north of England.