36-42 Lineage Episodes

Episode 36 | Ridley And Latimer Light A Candle

During the reign of Mary Tudor, over 260 Protestants were put to death in England, earning her the title, Bloody Mary.' The most high profile group were the Oxford martyrs, and the first two of these to be killed were Hugh Latimer and Nicolas Ridley. Their refusal to back down on what some might say was a insignificant issue would cost them both their lives.

Episode 37 | Thomas Cranmer: Cowardice and Courage

Thomas Cranmer would go from a peaceful life at Cambridge University to being the Archbishop of Canterbury, then a prisoner in the Tower of London before dying a martyr’s death in Oxford. He was the most high profile of all those who died during Mary Tudor’s gruesome reign but perhaps the most courageous at the end.

Episode 38 | Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre 

One of the saddest and most gruesome events to occur in the 16th century was without doubt the St Bartholomew's Day massacre. In the absence of mutual respect and freedom of religion, this massacre marked possibly the lowest point for the Protestants in France as they were brutally killed.

Episode 39 | The Spanish Armada 

The Spanish Armada was one of the largest fleets ever assembled and yet they never accomplished what they set out to do. They would be soundly defeated by a mix of factors and England would survive the attempted invasion and an attempt to change England from Protestantism back to Catholicism.

 Episode 40 | Guy Fawkes & The Gunpowder Plot 

In 1605 there would be another attempt to forcibly remove the King of England, though this time the chosen method was to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Guy Fawkes was found with 36 barrels of gunpowder on the 5th November, but England and King James I would survive.

Episode 41 | The Mayflower  

The Mayflower ship sailed from England to America in 1620 and would change history forever. Fleeing persecution and seeking a place where they could worship freely, the Pilgrims made the journey from the land they knew into the unknown. 

 Episode 42 | Martin Luther: The Protest Is Not Over 

Martin Luther’s protest 500 years ago has been debated at length. Is it still valid? Are the reasons for it still relevant? Is it now outdated or have people today simply forgotten the lessons of history?