Early Modern

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  • Early Modern Britain & Ireland

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    Traditionally, the Early Modern period covers the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries and we have kept to this tradition. One of history’s’ most famous Kings and his descendants Henry VIII are explored in podcasts in this section. Also featured are changes to Parliament, the relationship between leaders and the British...

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  • Law and Justice in Wales: 1543-1830

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    In this podcast Dr Catherine Horler-Underwood of the Cardiff University discusses changes to law and justice in Wales from 1543 to 1830.

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  • Crime and Punishment in Wales: 1700-1830

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    In this podcast Dr Catherine Horler-Underwood of the Cardiff University looks at crime and punishment in Wales between 1700 and 1830.

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  • Epidemic disease in Restoration London (Film)

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    Presidential Lecture: London’s Dreaded Visitation: the impact and nature of epidemic disease in Restoration London and after Justin Champion, President of the Historical Association and Professor of the History of Early Modern Ideas, Royal Holloway, University of London This lecture explored the epidemiology of disease in metropolitan London, exploring by...

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  • Parliament & Constitutional Change 1660-1702

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Tony Claydon looks at Parliamentary and constitutional change between 1660-1702.

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  • British Women 1500-1700

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    In this podcast Professor Laura Gowing of King's College London looks at the how the role of women changed in Britain, both within the family and within society, between 1500-1700.

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  • The South Sea Bubble

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    In this podcast Dr Anne Murphy of the University of Hertfordshire looks at the origins and significance of the South Sea Bubble, one of the earliest modern financial crisis.

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  • The failure of negotiated settlement

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    In this podcast Professor Michael Braddick of the University of Sheffield looks at why it proved impossible to achieve a negotiated settletment between 1646 and 1649.

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  • The Levellers

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Michael Braddick discusses how radical the political objectives of some of the negotiators were.

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  • Why did the Royalists lose the first Civil War?

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    In this podcast Dr Andrew Hopper of the University of Leicester examines why the Royalists lost the first Civil War.

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  • Why did the Civil War break out in 1642?

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    In this podcast Dr Andrew Hopper of the University of Leicester discusses some of the reasons why the Civil War broke out in 1642.

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  • The Road to the First English Civil War

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    In this podcast Professor Jackie Eales of Canterbury Christchurch University and former President of the Historical Association looks at the road to the First Civil War.

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  • Tudor Royal Authority

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Sue Doran of Christ Church College, Oxford, looks at the changing nature of royal authority under the Tudors, the impact of the Reformation and the development of a print culture, propaganda, the influence of gender, the extent to which faction undermined royal authority and faction under...

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  • How close was England to Absolutism 1660-88?

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    In this podcast Professor John Miller of Queen Mary University of London looks at English Absolutism 1660-88.

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  • Charles II

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    In this podcast Professor John Miller discusses how we should judge the reign of Charles II and ask what was his domestic and international legacy?

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  • The Early Royal Society: From Bacon to Newton

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    In this podcast Keith Moore, Head of Libraries and Archives at the Royal Society looks at the early Royal Society.

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  • The Early Stuart Parliaments

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    In this podcast Mr Simon Healy from the History of Parliament Research Project looks at the Early Stuart Parliaments.

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  • Was the Protectorate a Military Dictatorship?

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    In this podcast Professor Barry Coward, former President of the Historical association asks: "Was the Cromwellian Protectorate a military dictatorship?"

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  • Oliver Cromwell

    Podcast

    In this podcast Proffesor Gaunt asks what was the importance of Oliver Cromwell both to the Civil War and to the protectorate? What was his legacy?

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  • The Commonwealth, Protectorate and Radicalism

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Peter Gaunt of the University of Chester discusses the strengths and weaknesses of of the Commonwealth and Protectorate from 1649-60 and examines how radical the new republic was.

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