Verdun and the Renaissance

David Reynolds reflects on a bloody First World War battle that began a century ago, while Waldemar Januszczak challenges some conventional views about Renaissance art  


Professor David Reynolds describes the battle of Verdun, which pitched French and German forces against each other in one of the bloodiest episodes of the First World War. Meanwhile, art critic and broadcaster Waldemar Januszczak talks to us about his new BBC Four series The Renaissance Unchained.