Power

The accumulation of, the acceptance of, and the use of power are all explored in this section. The individual reigns of some monarchs are looked at such as those from the Tudor period, but so are other leaders, despotic and revolutionary. Contemporary issues of the use of power in a democracy are explored are more complex ideas around power through individual actions and movements in history.

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  • Llywelyn the Great

    Podcast

    Llywelyn the Great (Welsh: Llywelyn Fawr), full name Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, (c. 1172 - 11 April 1240) was a Prince of Gwynedd in north Wales and eventually de facto ruler over most of Wales. By a combination of war and diplomacy he dominated Wales for 40 years.In this podcast Dr...

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  • Magna Carta in the 14th Century

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Nigel Saul of Royal Holloway, University of London, examines the changing importance of Magna Carta during the 14th century.

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  • Magna Carta today

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Justin Fisher discusses why Magna Carta is still significant today.

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  • Mary Tudor

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Anna Whitelock of Royal Holloway, University of London discusses perceptions of Mary Tudor, Mary Tudor's background, her submission to Henry VIII and the rise of a warrior princess, Mary as a courageous political pioneer, Mary and religion, negative critiques, Mary and policy making, Phillip as king...

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  • Nazi Policy: From persecution to extermination.

    Podcast

    In this podcast Sir Ian Kershaw examines how Nazi policy on the Jews progressed from persecution to extermination.

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  • Nazi creation of a Volksgemeinschaft

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Stephenson examines the extent that the Nazis were able to create a Volksgemeinschaft and the role propaganda played.

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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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  • Oliver Cromwell

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Gaunt asks what was the importance of Oliver Cromwell both to the Civil War and to the protectorate? What was his legacy?

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  • Podcast Series: An Introduction to Magna Carta

    Multipage Article

    What precedents were there to Magna Carta? Why was the charter originally drawn up and signed in 1215? Why was it reissued during the thirteenth century? Would “ordinary” people have been aware of Magna Carta? How effective was Magna Carta as means to controlling medieval kings?  Why was it resurrected...

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  • Podcast Series: German History 1918-1948

    Multipage Article

    An HA Podcasted History of Modern German History: 1918-1948 featuring: Sir Ian Kershaw, Professor Jill Stephenson of the University of Edinburgh, Dr Christina von Hodenberg of Queen Mary, University of London and Professor Benjamin Ziemann of the University of Sheffield.

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  • Post Roman Scotland

    Podcast

    In this set of podcasts Dr Alex Woolf of the University of St Andrews looks at post-Roman Scotland.

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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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  • Richard III

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Michael Hicks looks at the reign of Richard III.

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  • Roman Britain

    Podcast

    An HA Podcasted History of Roman Britain featuring Guy de la Bédoyère.

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  • Saladin and the Third Crusade

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Tom Asbridge of Queen Mary, University of London examines Saladin's rise to power, his motivations, his achievements and his legacy.

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  • Structures of power in the Byzantine Empire

    Podcast

    This podcast looks at the court, the Church and the army as well as social stratification in the Byzantine Empire.

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  • The Abbasid Caliphate

    Podcast

    In this set of podcasts Emeritus Professor Gerald Hawting of SOAS, University of London provides an introduction to the Abbasid (750-1258) Caliphate.

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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 British Empire & the Scramble for Africa

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr John Stuart of Kingston University London looks discusses Britain and the scramble for Africa; looking at motivations, how Britain's influence expanded so quickly in Northern and Southern Africa, the changing relations with other colonial powers, the two Boer Wars and their impact on Britain's perception of...

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  • The British Empire 1800-1870

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Sean Lang of Anglia Ruskin University examines commerce and imperial expansion between 1800-1870

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