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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  • The Language & Politics of the Indian Independence Movement

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Pritipuspa Mishra of the University of Southampton discusses how the language and politics of the Indian Independence movement changed between 1847 and 1947.

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  • The Rise of American Empire, 1865-1920

    Podcast

    In this extensive podcast series, Dr Alex Goodall of UCL looks at the growth of the United States as an international power from the end of the American Civil War through to the early twentieth century. This was a critical period for understanding the United States rise to superpower status in the twentieth...

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  • Nixon & Watergate

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Iwan Morgan of University College London looks at President Nixon's first term in office, the Watergate Scandal and the significance of the scandal on American politics.

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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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  • 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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  • Origins of the Northern Irish Civil Rights Movement

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Stuart Aveyard of Queens University Belfast looks at the origins of the Northern Irish Civil rights movement that developed in the 60s and 70s and the impact of Bloody Sunday.

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  • The Northern Irish Troubles and the Good Friday Agreement

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Stuart Aveyard looks at how 'the Troubles' developed over the 1970s, 80s and 90s and discusses the key factors that led to the Good Friday Agreement of 1998.

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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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  • The Movement for Irish Home Rule/Independence between 1891 & 1914

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Matthew Kelly looks at how the movement toward Home Rule and Independence developed between 1891 and 1914 and the divisions that it created within Ireland and within Britain.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The failure of negotiated settlement

    Podcast

    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 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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  • Was the Protectorate a Military Dictatorship?

    Podcast

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

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  • How close was England to Absolutism 1660-88?

    Podcast

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

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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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  • UK Women's Movement: How did Women achieve the Vote?

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor June Hannam of the University of the West of England looks at the key forces that led to women achiving the vote in the early 20th century.

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  • Henry VII: Legitimizing his throne

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Sean Cunningham of the National Archives looks at how Henry VII legitimized and secured his seat on the throne after the War of the Roses.

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