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The madness of King Henry VI, the new Ottoman Empire, sushi, the changing value of money, and publishing in the Dutch Golden Age.
One of the most contentious questions facing the West’s museums and galleries.
Laws prohibiting homosexuality helped create new languages of same-sex desire.
Were US-Cuban relations soured for the want of ten dollars?
A cultural history of fat.
Faced with extreme pressures, the ruler of England suffered a complete breakdown. But beware modern diagnoses of medieval mental health.
In this episode, writer and Gardeners' Question Time panellist Matthew Biggs travels to 1905 to watch the plant hunter George Forrest begin an ill-omened expedition into the mountains of Yunnan.
How can we work out the true value of money in the past? It depends how you do the sums.
Four historians consider one of the most contentious questions facing the West’s museums and galleries.
We remember the Dutch Golden Age for its paintings – which may be why so few realise that it was Europe’s publishing powerhouse.
Across the Balkans, relics of Ottoman glory and decline, such as mosques, bridges and hamams, exist in various states of disrepair. Can they be brought back to life?
‘Humans change very little over time. We love, worry and hope today in much the same way as we did 5,000 years ago.’
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