Religion

In this section religions, religious belief and many elements of religiosity are explored and discussed. Early pagan beliefs in Britain and Ireland to the worship of gods across Europe are explored as are the religious changes that monotheism introduced. How religion affects themes of power, individuality and architecture are debated as are key historical movements such as the Reformation and the crusades.

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  • Podcast series & associated scheme of work: An Introduction to Ancient Greek Religion

    Multipage Article

    These podcasts and the accompanying scheme of work provide an introduction to some of the key rituals of Ancient Greek religion. The podcasts are for advanced KS2, and KS3 students; Year 13 students (ancient languages) have also successfully used them for background, and they may be helpful in preparation for...

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  • Britain and Religion in the 20th Century

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Janice Holmes of the Open University examines how the UK's relationship with religion has changed in the 20th Century and the significance of this change.

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  • 19th Century Religious Movements

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Janice Holmes of the Open University looks at the significance of the religious movements in the 19th century in producing social and political change in the UK.

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  • The Life & Significance of Constantine the Great

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Mark Humphries discusses the life and significance of Constantine the Great focusing on Constantine's role in the development of Christianity and the founding of Constantinople.

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  • The Life & Significance of St Peter

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Mark Humphries looks at the life and significance of St Peter and his role in spreading Christianity into the Roman Empire.

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  • The Reformation: The Response of the Holy Roman Empire

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Henry Cohn of Warwick University takes you through the importance of relations with the state for the survival and growth of Protestantism, division and the Peasants War, the rise of state control over the Church, the response of the Emperor and the limitations of imperial power,...

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  • The Reformation: Key Figures and Groups

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Penny Roberts of Warwick University takes you through the other key contributors to the international appeal of the reform movement aside from Calvin or Luther: Zwingli , Bullinger, Theodore Bezer, Martin Bucer and also radicals, rebels and resistance: the Huguenots, the Dutch rebellion, the Anabaptists and...

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  • The Reformation: Social and Cultural Implications

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Beat Kumin of Warwick University gives you an overview of the impact of the Reformation, discusses the social and cultural implications of the Reformation, talks about some of the debates among historians about the reformation and looks at the impact the Reformation had on European foreign...

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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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  • Martin Luther and John Calvin

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Peter Marshall of Warwick University takes you through the importance of Martin Luther to the Protestant Reformation, the implications of Luther's teachings, how Luther's teachings were interpreted and mis-interpreted, the need for support from the political authorities, internal protestant disputes, the rise of Calvin and a...

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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 Rise of an Islamic Civilisation

    Podcast

    An HA Podcasted History of the Rise of an Islamic Civilisation featuring Dr Caroline Goodson of Birkbeck, University of London.

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  • Legacy of the Crusades

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith looks at the initial and long term effects of Crusades and examines how they have been treated by both western and eastern historians and thinkers over time.

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  • The Restoration in Ireland

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor David Hayton of Queen's University Belfast discusses the impact of the Restoration on Ireland.

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  • The Islamic conquest of Spain and the Reconquista

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Francois Soyer, of the University of Southampton, looks at the establishment of an Islamic Spain, the transmission of knowledge from the Islamic world to Latin Christendom and the Reconquista

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  • The Origins of the Reformation

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Peter Marshall of Warwick University takes you through the causes of the Reformation, explanations of why this Reformation was successful, the importance of technological developments to the Reformation and why a de-centralised Germany proved fertile grounds for the development of the Reformation.

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  • The Second Crusade

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Jonathan Phillips of Royal Holloway, University of London examines the Frankish establishment of control of the coast, economic and political development of the Latin East, the Revolt of Count Hugh of Jaffa and Melisende, Edessa and the re-emergence of Jihad, Bernard of Clairvaux, motives for going...

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  • The First Crusade - Antioch, Edessa, the fall of Jerusalem and the Crusader States

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Riley-Smith examines Antioch: the turning point of the Crusade, Edessa, the advance on Jerusalem, the use of modern warfare, the massacre of Jerusalem, ethnic cleansing, the consequences of the fall of Jerusalem and the creation of the Crusader States.

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  • The First Crusade - Development across Europe and Asia Minor

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Riley-Smith looks at the epic nature of the First Crusade and how the crusade proceeded across Europe and Asia Minor.

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  • The Spanish Inquisition

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Francois Soyer looks at the origins, organisation and impact of the Spanish Inquisition.

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