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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  • Peterloo

    Podcast

    In this series of videos, produced by Royal Holloway, University of London, staff and students explore the Peterloo Massacre, looking at its origins, outcome and longer term historical significance. The playlist also contains 18 dramatised primary sources drawn from The National Archives and the Parliamentary Archives. These are designed to...

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  • President Reagan

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Iwan Morgan of University College London examines the impact and significance of Ronald Reagan's presidency. Jimmy Carter came to the re-election bid with an America suffering from a serious bout of low morale. Inflation was 13% a year and unemployment was at 7%, Afghanistan was under...

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  • Radical Protest in the Nineteenth Century

    Podcast

    In this series of videos, produced by Royal Holloway, University of London, staff and students explore the history of radicalism in the nineteenth century, including the Spa Fields Riots, the Pentrich Uprising, Luddism, the Swing Riots and the March of the Blanketeers. The playlist also provides an overview of key...

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  • Re-imagining Democracy

    Podcast

    The following set of podcasts feature Professor Mark Philp of the University of Warwick discussing how peoples perceptions of democracy changed between 1750 and 1850 and is based on the findings of the Re-imagining democracy project, begun in 2005 by Joanna Innes and Mark Philp.

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  • Reforming Parliament

    Podcast

    In this series of videos, produced by Royal Holloway, University of London, staff and students examine the campaign and steps taken in the nineteenth century to reform Parliament. This playlist starts by asking what was wrong with Parliament before the Great Reform Act, before going on to look at the...

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  • Richard II and the Peasants' Revolt

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr James Davis of Queens University Belfast discusses the reign of Richard II and the origins and significance of the Peasants' Revolt.

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  • Second Wave Feminism in the UK

    Podcast

    In this podcast Ms Jean Spence looks at the origins, the development and the gains achieved by second wave feminism.

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  • Simon de Montfort

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor David Carpenter looks at the life and significance of Simon de Montfort, democracy and the rise of the House of Commons.

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  • Sources for the Roman Republic

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Federico Santangelo of the University of Newcastle discusses the sources historians use when studying early Roman history.

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  • The Acts of Union

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Alex Murdoch of the University of Edinburgh looks at the origins and significance of the 1707 Acts of Union that joined the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland (previously separate states, with separate legislatures but with the same monarch) into a single, united kingdom...

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  • The American Civil War

    Podcast

    In this set of podcasts Dr Adam Smith of University College London looks at the origins, the development and the significance of the American Civil War.

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  • The British Empire: Relations with the American colonies

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Stephen Conway of University College London discusses the relations between the American colonies and Britain before, during and after the American War of Independence.

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  • The British LGBT Civil Rights Movement: 1960-present

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Sally R Munt of the University of Sussex discusses The origins and devlopment of the British LGBT Civil Rights Movement.

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  • The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

    Podcast

    In this podcast Kate Hudson, the General Secretary of CND, looks at the history of CND in the 20th and 21st Century.

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  • The Chartists

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Eric Evans examines the development of the Chartist movement and its legacy.

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  • The Civil War: England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Michael Braddick looks at the impact of the Civil War on relations between England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

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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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  • The Declaration of Arbroath

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Michael Brown of the University of St Andrews looks at the Declaration of Arbroath. The Declaration took the form of a letter from Robert the Bruce to Pope John XXII in 1320, it's purpose was to confirm Scotland's status as an independent, sovereign state. What was...

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  • The Development of Parliament during the Tudor period

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Sue Doran looks at Parliament as a point of contact between the crown and the community, she explores whether there was an organised puritan opposition group, looks at the growing influence of parliaments under Elizabeth and how Elizabeth managed her parliaments.

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  • The Development of the Irish Nationalist and Unionist Movements in the 19th Century

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Matthew Kelly of the University of Southampton discusses how the Nationalist and Unionist movements developed during the 19th century, looking at their initial objectives and the impacts these movements had on Anglo-Irish relations.

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