Politics

Human society is always surrounded by politics of some sort. Whether it is the basic negotiation of leadership and obedience of rules for clans or soldiers or, the more sophisticated set up of the modern world the relationship of control and decision making is always around. Grouped together in this strand are articles and podcasts covering the systems of the ancient world in Greece and Rome, alongside the stories of revolution in Europe, the creation of treaties and alliances and the arguments amongst political parties today.

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  • African and Caribbean British Political Activists

    Podcast

    In this podcast Marika Sherwood look at the history of African and Caribbean Political Activists in the late 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

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  • Akbar and the consolidation of Mughal control

    Podcast

    In this podcast Ushma Williams looks at the consolidation of Mughal control over India, political and economic developments, the impact of India on Akbar and the Mughal relationship with the Safavids, Ottomans and Europeans.

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  • An Introduction to the Renaissance

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Gabriele Neher of the University of Nottingham provides an introduction to the Renaissance.

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  • Britain & Ireland in the early 19th Century

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Peter Gray of Queen's University Belfast looks at the origins of the demands for a change to the constitutional relationship between Britain and Ireland in the early 19th century and the factors that were leading to division between the Catholic and Protestant communities in this period.

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  • Britain and Europe 1945-2005

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Stanley Henig of the University of Lancaster looks at Britain's relationship with Europe from 1945-2005.

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  • Britain in the Age of Revolutions

    Podcast

    In this series of videos, produced by Royal Holloway, University of London, staff and students explore British responses to the American and French Revolutions. This playlist includes videos looking at the origins of the American Revolution; specific questions like ‘Why didn’t French-Canadians join the revolution?; and actor readings of key...

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  • British LGBT Community: Changes over the last 200 years

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Sally R Munt looks at how the lives of individuals within the LGBT community have changed over the last 200 years and asks: what accounts for this change?

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  • Canadian Confederation

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Edward MacDonald of the University of Prince Edward Island discusses the origins of the Charlottetown Conference of 1864, Canadian Confederation and the development of Canada over the 20th Century.

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  • Cardinal Wolsey - Career and Legacy

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Steven Gunn of Merton College, Oxford, discusses Wolsey as a statesman, historical interpretation, the revival of strength of royal government, the church, reform, heresy and education, Wolsey's impact on government, Wolsey and finance, Wolsey and military, Wolsey and social policy and Wolsey's legacy.

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  • Changing views of the Russian Revolution

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Beryl Williams discusses how historians views of the Russian Revolution have changed over time in Russia and the West.

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  • Chartism and the Anti-Corn Law League

    Podcast

    In this series of videos, produced by Royal Holloway, University of London, staff and students examine two of the most important reform movements of the early nineteenth century: Chartism and the Anti-Corn Law League, contrasting their tactics, leadership and success. The playlist also contains a number of readings of Chartist...

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  • Chiang Kai-shek and The Kuomintang

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Arne Westad of the London School of Economics looks at the successes and failures of Chiang Kai Shek.

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  • China 1976 to present: change and reform.

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Arne Westad looks at the changes that have taken place in China since the death of Mao Zedong.

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  • Cromwell Discussions

    Podcast

    This set of podcasts feature Professor Ronald Hutton, Professor John Morrill, Dr David Smith and Dr Patrick Little discussing Dictatorship, Cromwell and the Crown and Richard Cromwell.

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  • Early British Radicals

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Eric Evans looks at the early British radicals from Thomas Paine and Mary Wollenstoncraft to the Peterloo Massacre and the Reform Crisis.

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  • Edward I: Law and State

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Philip Morgan discusses Edward I's impact on Law and State.

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  • English Civil War

    Podcast

    In this series of videos, produced by Royal Holloway, University of London, staff and students examine the English Civil War, including looking at the religious, political, social, and economic causes of the Civil War; the Scottish and Irish dimensions to the conflict; the role of the New Model Army in...

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  • George I and George II

    Podcast

    In this podcast Lucy Worsley of Historic Royal Palaces looks at the early Georgians, the changing relationship between Parliament and Monarchy and Court Politics under George I and George II.

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  • Gladstone and Disraeli - Reform and Rivalry

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Eric Evans discusses the relationship and rivalry between Gladstone and Disraeli and their reforms.

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  • Henry I and the Coronation Charter

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Nicholas Vincent discusses Henry I and the Coronation Charter. The Coronation Charter is considered a precursor to Magna Carta.

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