Branch Podcasts & Publications

In this section you can listen to recorded lectures from our branches, as well as some of the keynote lectures from the HA annual conference. There are also fascinating articles produced by some of the branches, in particular from the Swansea Branch Chronicle.

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 4

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    This edition features articles on the following:From the EditorNineteenth Century FactsThe Cry for Meaning, Richard NyeThe Nineteenth CenturyThe Merthyr Rising, Steffan ap-DaffydPembrokeshire Slate in the 19th Century, Alan John RichardsAnn of Swansea, Caroline FranklinBook Review, Neath Antiquarian Volume 2Stalin, Hitler and Mr JonesLetter and Book ReviewRobert Burns 1759 - 1796,...

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  • Women in Late Medieval Bristol

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    During the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries Bristol was one of England's greatest towns, with a population of perhaps 100,000 after the Black Death of 1348. Its status was recognised in 1373, with its creation as the realm's first provincial urban county, but only in 1542, with the creation of the...

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 3

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    This edition features the following articles:Presidential LectureMemories of ChristmasONE Present!Staffordshire FiguresA Strange ChristmasItalian ChristmasesBurns NightWhite RockBook Reviews

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 2

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    This edition features articles on the following:William RoscoeSwansea CastleWelsh BibleSt Melangell The Medieval ChurchMedieval hugher EducationDid Richard III kill Abraham Lincoln?

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 1

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    Here it comes, hot off the press, 12 pages with a black and white cover, Chronicle No 1 Spring 2013. The first quarterly magazine of the HA Swansea and South Wales branch. Not realising that, in time, this would become almost a full time job, I had put my hand...

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  • Joan of Arc: Woman Warrior, Witch

    Multipage Article

    In 2011 Professor Anne Curry, President of the Historical Association, gave a lecture on Joan of Arc to the Swansea Branch. This is a podcast of that lecture.

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  • Bristol and America 1480-1631

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    This pamphlet addresses the relationship between Bristol and America, charting the rising and waning interest the city and its merchants had in discovering new lands and profiting from them, and the success or more often the failure of these voyages. It provides an interesting argument which may be seen to...

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  • Presidential Lecture - Charles I: The People's Martyr?

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    2012 Annual Conference Presidential Lecture Charles I: The People's Martyr? Jackie Eales, HA President and Professor of Early Modern History at Canterbury Christ Church University Charles I was renowned for his distrust of ‘popularity'. Yet during the 1640s he was forced to appeal to his people for support and in...

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  • War, Society and the State in Early Modern Europe

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    Lecture from the 2012 HA Annual Conference  Frank Tallett: Fellow in History at the University of Reading and former Head of its School of Humanities Until recently, military history has largely been concerned with ‘badges and buttons', an approach that stressed tactics, strategy and weapons. The so-called New Military History has sought...

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  • American Liberalism: The Career of a Concept

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    Jonathan Bell: Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of History at the University of Reading.What historians have come to term ‘liberalism' in an American context has taken on numerous meanings that provide a lens through which to examine broad trends in US history across the twentieth century. From the...

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  • Richmond Branch Inter-School Historical Balloon Debate Podcasts

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    Richmond Branch held a series of inter-school historical balloon debates at Putney High School on Thursday 15th March 2012.We podcasted the Under 18 debate and have made the excellent and entertaining presentations available to you here.Each school team were asked represent their character over 4 minutes to convince the judges...

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  • Lloyd George and Leadership: the Influences of Mr Gladstone and Abraham Lincoln

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    On 26 November 2010, 4pm, at the National Waterfront Museum, the Swansea Branch Anniversary Lecture was delivered by Kenneth O Morgan (Baron Morgan of Aberdyfi in the County of Gwynedd) on ‘Lloyd George and Leadership: the Influences of Mr Gladstone and Abraham Lincoln'.

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  • Historical Causation: Is One Thing More Important Than Another?

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    WHAT COLOUR ARE THE UNICORNS?Professor Steve Rigby, recently retired from the University of Manchester, delivered ‘Historical Causation: Is One Thing More Important Than Another?' to the Bolton Branch of the Historical Association on 29th November 2010.  His lecture gives a fascinating introduction to the philosophy of historical causation, looking at...

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  • Cleopatra Podcast

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    This pod-cast was recorded at the Central London Branch of the Historical Association on Saturday 20th February 2010, at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, University of London.   We were pleased to welcome cultural historian Lucy Hughes-Hallet to the branch to speak on ‘Cleopatra'.   Lucy Hughes-Hallet detailed how fact and legend about Cleopatra had been intertwined through history in...

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  • Spain 1808-Iraq 2003: Some Thoughts on the Use and Abuse of History

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    This podcast was recorded by the Bolton Branch of the Historical Association on Monday 1st February 2010, at the Parish Hall in Bolton.  We were pleased to welcome Professor Charles Esdaile of the University of Liverpool back to the branch to speak on ‘Spain 1808-Iraq 2003: Some Thoughts on the...

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  • Prehistoric Bristol

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    This period is represented in the valley of the Bristol Avon by the Acheulian industries, named from the type station of St. Acheul in the Somme valley, which has yielded many ovate and pear-shaped hand-axes characteristic of the period. These industries flourished during the very long Second Interglacial phase, a...

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  • Bolton Branch Members' Publishing Success !

    18th November 2008

    Four members of the Bolton Branch of the Historical Association have had research published during 2008.  A new book by Dr Glyn Redworth has shed light on the little known life of what was probably the first female missionary to Britain - in all its gory detail.  The She-Apostle, published...

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