The super-rich inhabit a parallel world, competing with each other for power and influence. They mesmerise and horrify us in equal measure. But is this globalised and gilded class something new? In The RichJohnKampfner researches over 2,000 years of history that starts with Ancient Egypt and Rome and culminates with the oligarchies of modern Russia and China, the tech giants of Silicon Valley and, of course, with the bankers. John Kampfner will be in conversation with Giles Fraser.