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 Rise of the Nazi Party

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Stephenson looks at the rise of the Nazi Party: How important to Nazi support were the crises of 1923? How important was the Wall Street Crash to the Nazi seizure of power in 1933? To what extent was the Nazi seizure of power a legal revolution?

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  • The Rise of the Spanish Empire in the New World

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Glyn Redworth looks at the factors that led to the Spanish Empire in the new world, why Ferdinand and Isabella backed Columbus and discusses how Spain was able to consolidate an Empire of such magnitude.

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  • The Road to the First English Civil War

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Jackie Eales of Canterbury Christchurch University and former President of the Historical Association looks at the road to the First Civil War.

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  • The Scottish Wars of Independence

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Michael Brown of the University of St Andrews looks at the origins of the Wars of Scottish Independence, how they developed and their significance.

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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 Southern Princes of Powys

    Podcast

    Gwenwynwyn ab Owain Cyfeiliog (died c. 1216) was the last major ruler of mid Wales before the completion of the Norman English invasion. Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn (died c. 1286), son of Gwenwynwyn ab Owain Cyfeiliog was a Welsh prince who was lord of the part of Powys known as Powys...

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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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  • The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Gad Heuman of the University of Warwick examines the origins of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, the triangular trade, race, slave society and the changing interpretations of the abolition of the slave trade.

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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 Umayyad Caliphate

    Podcast

    In this set of podcasts Emeritus Professor Gerald Hawting of SOAS, University of London provides an introduction to the Umayyad (661-750) Caliphate.

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  • The Vikings

    Podcast

    An HA Podcasted History of the Vikings featuring Professor Rosamond McKitterick.

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  • The Vikings in Scotland

    Podcast

    In this short podcast Dr Alex Woolf of the University of St Andrews discusses the impact of the Vikings on Scotland.

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  • The Wars of the Roses

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Michael Hicks of the University of Winchester looks at the origins, the development and the conclusion of the Wars of the Roses.

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  • The Welsh Marches

    Podcast

    The terms "Welsh March" and "the March of Wales" (in Medieval Latin Marchia Walliae) were originally used in the Middle Ages to denote the territory/marches between England and the Principality of Wales, in which Marcher lords had specific rights, exercised to some extent independently of the king of England. In...

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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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  • Tsarist Russia 1855-1914.

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Peter Waldron of the University of East Anglia looks at Tsarist Russia 1855-1914. How effectively did Russia's rulers respond to pressures for change during this period?

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  • Tudor Ireland

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Sean Connolly of Queen's University Belfast examines the Tudor monarchy in Ireland.

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  • Tudor Rebellions: Henry VII - Elizabeth I

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Steven Gunn of Merton College, Oxford, looks at the causes of rebellions, changes and continuity in the nature of rebellion, how historians have approached Tudor rebellion, rebellion as a process of negotiation, ways in which Tudor governments avoided rebellion, new ways to communicate, the growth of...

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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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  • What did the end of the Cold War mean for American Power?

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Maria Ryan of the University of Nottingham discusses what the end of the Cold War meant for the power of the United States.

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