Chris Bryant MP in conversation with Lord Radice about the history of Parliament
Told through the lives of the myriad MPs, lords and bishops who sat on its benches, Parliament is a vivid, colourful biography of a cast of characters whose passions and obsessions, strengths and weaknesses laid the foundations of modern democracy.
Labour MP for Rhondda, Chris Bryant is was one of two MPs who fought to expose the hacking scandal. PARLIAMENT: The Biography is his latest book.
Giles Radice was a Labour MP until 2001; his latest political biography Odd Couples is due out next year.
Charles Spencer on the Regicide
Charles I was sentenced to death by a tribunal of 135 men, 59 of whom signed the death warrant. But what happened at the Restoration when retribution was brought against those who condemned their king?
From those who returned to the monarchist cause and betrayed their fellow regicides to those who fled the country to escape punishment, this is the story of the men who dared kill a king.
Earl Spencer read Modern History at Oxford and spent seven years as a foreign news reporter for NBC. His Blenheim: Battle for Europe was shortlisted for the 2005 National Book Awards History Book of the Year.
Killers of the King is his new book.