Shot-Gun Sista’s: American Warriors

Tubman reportedly carried a gun during her trips on the Underground Railroad. According to a PBS biography of the abolitionist, Tubman used her gun to threaten the fugitives who grew tired or afraid on their journey to the north. Tubman also carried a revol...

From Marrakech To London: Moorish Treasure

Elizabeth I was, as we all know, a monarch of many names: Elizabeth Tudor was also Good Queen Bess, Gloriana, the Virgin Queen and occasionally something much more exotic: 'the Sultana Isabel, who has status and majestic glory, firmness and stability, a ran...

The Spanish Renaissance

"Spain has produced some of the most startling and original art ever created... the art we need to know about, because it holds the key to understanding all of Europe and its culture," says Andrew Graham-Dixon at the start of his three-programme, thousand-year...