Sykes-Picot and a 17th-century polymath

Catriona Pennell reflects on a secret 1916 agreement to divide up the Middle East, while Joe Moshenska describes the amazing life of Sir Kenelm Digby


On the centenary of the Sykes-Picot agreement, historian Catriona Pennell reflects on this secret 1916 Anglo-French agreement to divide up the Middle East. Meanwhile, we talk to Joe Moshenska, author of A Stain in the Blood, which describes the amazing adventures of Sir Kenelm Digby.