4th February 2017

Sunday Sequence, 5th February

Henry VIII aged 49

The short, tragic life  of Catherine Howard, is a microcosm of the poisonous atmosphere at Henry's court. We talk to Gareth Russell, author of "Young and Damned and Fair", the Life of Catherine Howard: Fifth Wife of King Henry VIII. Professor Beverly Milton- Edwards evaluates President Trump's pronouncements on the Middle East. Dr Paul Bailie reflects on 130 years of Mission Africa and the life of its founder, Samuel Bill. Voters in N.I. go to the polls in four weeks time. We discuss how to inject more light than heat, more civility than carping into an election campaign and ask what, if any, should be the role of the Churches in combatting voter apathy.