Charles II and an Atlantic experiment

Clare Jackson discusses her new biography of the Restoration king, while Peter Gibbs tells the story of the planting of Ascension Island in the 19th century.


Historian Clare Jackson talks about her new biography of the 17th-century king, which is part of the Penguin Monarchs series. Meanwhile, BBC radio presenter Peter Gibbs tells us the story of how Ascension Island’s plant life was transformed 150 years ago.