Early Modern

Traditionally, the Early Modern period covers the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries and we have kept to this tradition. One of history’s’ most famous Kings and his descendants Henry VIII are explored in podcasts in this section. Also featured are changes to Parliament, the relationship between leaders and the British people and the growth of the British Empire. Read more

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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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  • Ireland under the reigns of James II and William III

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor David Hayton of Queen's University Belfast looks at the significance of reigns of James II and William III in Ireland.

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  • Politics in 18th Century Ireland

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor David Hayton of Queen's University Belfast looks at Eighteenth-century politics and 'ordinary people' in Ireland.

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  • Thomas Cromwell

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Michael Everett examines the life and career of Thomas Cromwell.

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  • Joseph Banks (The Early Years)

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Jordan Goodman discusses the early life of Joseph Banks. In 1778, Joseph Banks (1743-1820) was elected President of the Royal Society, a post he held until his death. There was no one in science, politics and culture, whom Banks did not know.

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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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  • The Scottish Enlightenment

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Thomas Ahnert of the University of Edinburgh discusses the Scottish Enlightenment.

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  • Queen Anne

    Podcast

    In this podcast Lady Anne Somerset looks at the life, reputation and legacy of Queen Anne – the last of the Stuart monarchs, and the first sovereign of Great Britain. Anne was born on 6 February 1665 in London, the second daughter of James, Duke of York, brother of Charles II. Like many...

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  • The Union of the Crowns

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Laura Stewart of Birkbeck, University of London looks at the Union of the Crowns of Scotland and England and the impact this Union had across Britain and Ireland.

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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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  • Parliamentary Politics in the 18th Century

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Nigel Aston of the University of Leicester discusses the development of Parliament and Party politics in 18th century Britain.

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  • Class in 18th Century Britain

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Roey Sweet of the University of Leicester looks at the development of 'class' in 18th century Britain and Ireland.

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  • Women in 18th Century Britain

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Roey Sweet of the University of Leicester looks at how the lives of British women were transformed in the 18th century.

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  • The Industrial Revolution & the Town

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Roey Sweet of the University of Leicester discusses the impact the Industrial Revolution had on towns and cities in Britain in the 18th century.

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  • The Trial of Charles I

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Jason Peacey examines the significance of the trial and execution of Charles I in Britain and in Europe and discusses how it was it reported.

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  • The Jacobites

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Nigel Aston of the University of Leicester examines the Jacobites and the Jacobite risings that took place between 1688 and 1746.

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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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  • Intellectual & Scientific Revolution in Britain

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Nigel Aston of the University of Leicester looks at the origins of the Enlightenment in England.

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  • Early Modern British Jewish History

    Podcast

    Shakespeare. Cromwell and Ben Israel. Marrano Jews become an integral part of the community.

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  • James II, William III and the Glorious Revolution

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Tony Claydon of Bangor University discusses the Glorious Revolution of 1688.

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