The Irish Famine | Europe: A Natural History
The Spanish Armada introduced Ireland to potatoes, but later a fungus from America began the potato disease that caused the worst famine in Europe's history.Tweet
The Body of the Queen | A History of Britain by Simon Schama
Simon Schama examines the long, tangled relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots, who was executed by royal command in 1587.
Episode 3 | Saints and Sinners: Britain's Millennium of Monasteries
Dr Janina Ramirez discovers how the immensely rich and powerful monasteries that had dominated British society for 1,000 years were annihilated in less than five years.