Helen Carr

Margaret Tudor – queen, regent and hapless intermediary

20 July 2024 9:00 am

Aged 13, Henry VII’s eldest daughter was dispatched to marry James IV of Scotland. But a precarious truce between the kingdoms soon ended with the Battle of Flodden

Ordinary women make just as thrilling history as great men

28 October 2023 9:00 am

Philippa Gregory investigates the lives of English women over 900 years – in sickness, health, business, war, prayer and prostitution

Centuries of martyrs

29 July 2023 9:00 am

There is no redemption in this account of the birth of Latin Christendom, with ‘heretics’ suffering cruelly for the beliefs, just as Christian martyrs had under the Romans

The intricate stories timepieces tell

22 April 2023 9:00 am

The horologist Rebecca Struthers takes us on a journey through time-measurement, from a 44,000-year-old bone carving to the modern Rolex

Heroes and villeins

25 February 2023 9:00 am

Chaucer’s motley crew help to encapsulate the richness and diversity of the late-medieval world and its growing literacy, says Ian Mortimer