MHistory: Smells and Bells: 21 May 13
Prayer in the Middle Ages. How did the church maintain its hold over a population that could not read or write and certainly didn't understand Latin? Plus we head for Burnley where a new project is uncovering some remarkable evidence which shows that East Lancashire was at the forefront of the gay liberation movement in the 1960's and 70's. And Tom Holland's in the Oxfordshire countryside to find out how the Ancient Greeks and Romans would have tackled the decline of the bee population.
Making History: 21/05/2013
Helen Castor is joined by leading historians to discuss the latest historical research.
MHistory: Objects more than words: 14 May 13
We ask whether objects tell us more than words as Sarah Ann Robin at the University of Lancaster tells us about her work on the material culture of the seventeenth century. Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson joins us to investigate claims that British civil servants were seriously asking whether it was "worth saving" disabled children living in London at the outbreak of war. And Tom Holland is at Caerwent in Gwent to find out why when the Normans invaded England the Welsh still thought they were...
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