How did the recusant William Byrd manage to flourish as a Catholic composer during the reign of the Protestant Queen Elizabeth 1st? The Rev Richard Coles talks to musicologist Dr David Skinner and historians Tracy Borman and Professor Peter Marshall.
Producer Helen Garrison.
The Rev Richard Coles hosts a discussion on how William Byrd survived as a recusant.

Broadcast Dates

  • 20120305 (Radio 3)