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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  • What was Hitlers role?

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Christina von Hodenberg of Queen Mary, University of London looks at Hitler's role and explores both Hitler's intentions and motives and the structures and local elites around him.

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  • What was the Byzantine Empire?

    Podcast

    This podcast covers the basics: name, dates, geography, origins in the Late Roman Empire, and how the Byzantine Empire fits with Medieval History, East and West in general.

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  • Why did the Civil War break out in 1642?

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Andrew Hopper of the University of Leicester discusses some of the reasons why the Civil War broke out in 1642.

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  • Why did the Royalists lose the first Civil War?

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Andrew Hopper of the University of Leicester examines why the Royalists lost the first Civil War.

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