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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  • The British Empire in India

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Jon Wilson of King's College London looks at the origins of the British Empire in India, the importance of the East India Company, Anglo-French rivalry in India, the significance of relations between the British and the Indian princes for the expansion of British rule, the Governor...

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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 Chinese Communist Government in the 1950s & early 1960s

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Patricia Thornton of Merton College, Oxford examines the successes and failures of the Communist governments first decade in power.

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  • The Chinese Communist Revolution of 1949

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Rana Mitter of the University of Oxford looks at why Mao Zedong was successful in achieving a Communist Revolution in 1949.

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  • The Chinese Revolution of 1911

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Rana Mitter of the University of Oxford looks at the causes and consequences of the 1911 Revolution.

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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 Cold War in Latin America

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Tanya Harmer of the London School of Economics examines the impact of the Cold War on Latin America.

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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 Cromwell Discussions

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    On the 30th June 2015, The Cromwell Association, held a series of round table discussions at Selwyn College, Cambridge. This set of podcasts feature Professor Ronald Hutton of the University of Bristol, Professor John Morrill and Dr David Smith of the University of Cambridge and Dr Patrick Little from the...

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  • The Cultural Revolution 1966-1976

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr. Yangwen Zheng of the University of Manchester looks at the origins, theatre and consequences of the Cultural Revolution.

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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 Decline of the Mughal Empire

    Podcast

    In this podcast Ushma Williams looks at the decline, fall and legacy of the Mughal Empire.

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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 Emergence of the Mughal Empire

    Podcast

    In this podcast Ushma Williams looks at the emergence of the Mughal Empire.

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  • The English Reformation and the Rise of an Empire

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Steven Gunn examines the significance and impact of the English Reformation, the church and state relationship, changes in church structure, the impact of changes on the individual, the effect of the English Reformation on England's status within the British Isles and within Europe and the rise...

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  • The Falklands War

    Podcast

    In this HA Podcast Dr Helen Parr of Keele University examines the origins and the consequences of the Falklands War.

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  • The Fall of the Roman Republic

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Federico Santangelo of the University of Newcastle examines the key factors that led to the fall of the Roman Republic.

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  • The Fall of the Romanovs 1906-1917

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Peter Waldron of the University of East Anglia looks at Russia 1906-1917: What were the key factors that led to the Romanov's downfall?

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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 - Causes and Consequences

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith gives an outline of events and causes of the First Crusade.

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