Society

How people group together, organise their rules and systems are all part of what create a society. In this section articles examine the nature of society how it interacts with other themes of culture, power, etc. and how societies have developed and changed over time. The structures of the ancient world are explored as are the complex feudal systems and the varied societies of Empire and modernity.

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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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  • Domestic impact of World War I

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Richard Grayson of Goldsmiths, University of London, looks at the domestic impact of World War I on the U.K.

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  • Edward I: Law and State

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Philip Morgan discusses Edward I's impact on Law and State.

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  • End of the World Cults

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Penelope Corfield looks at the history of 'End of the World Cults'.

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  • England's Immigrants 1330-1550

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Ormrod explores the extensive archival evidence about the names, origins, occupations and households of a significant number of foreigners who chose to make their lives and livelihoods in England in the era of the Hundred Years War, the Black Death and the Wars of the Roses.

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  • Gender in Ancient Greece and Rome

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Richard Hawley of Royal Holloway, University of London looks at gender in Ancient Greece & Rome.

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  • Gladstone and Disraeli - Reform and Rivalry

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Eric Evans discusses the relationship and rivalry between Gladstone and Disraeli and their reforms.

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  • How did William I transform England and Wales?

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor David Bates examines how William the Conquerer transformed England and Wales.

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  • How did the UK Women's Movement develop and change after enfranchisement?

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Anne Logan of the University of Kent looks at how the Women's Movement developed and change in the years subsequent to achieving the vote.

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  • How popular was the Nazi regime?

    Podcast

    In this podcast Sir Ian Kershaw looks at the popularity of the Nazi regime.

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  • Impact of the Cold War on British and US Families.

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Matthew Grant of Teeside University examines the effect of the Cold War on ordinary people in the US and UK.

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  • Impact of the Cold War on the ordinary Russian Family

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Elena Hore of the University of Essex talks about her experience growing up in Moscow in the 1950s and 60s.

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  • Introduction to the Persian Empire

    Podcast

    An introduction to the Persian Empire featuring Professor Thomas Harrison of the University of Liverpool.

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  • Latin Poets and their Role in Roman Society

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Joanna Paul & Dr Paula Jones of the Open University discuss the role and significance of the Latin Poets in Roman society.

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  • Life in Ancient Persia

    Podcast

    Searching for the truth about Persian life from the sources featuring Professor Thomas Harrison of the University of Liverpool.

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  • Margaret Thatcher and her Legacy

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Eric Evans looks at the rise, fall and legacy of Margaret Thatcher's premiership.

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  • Modern British Jewish History

    Podcast

    In this podcast Paula Kitching looks at the history of the British Jewish Community from 1800.

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  • Origins of the Northern Irish Civil Rights Movement

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Stuart Aveyard of Queens University Belfast looks at the origins of the Northern Irish Civil rights movement that developed in the 60s and 70s and the impact of Bloody Sunday.

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  • Podcast Series: The Age of Revolutions

    Multipage Article

    These podcasts were developed with A-level students as the intended target audience, but provide an equally enlightening listen for the general enthusiast. The first two podcasts represent two historians’ interpretations on the role of Nelson in the defeat of Napoleon and the development of the British Navy during the nineteenth...

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  • Poverty under the Tudors

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Sue Doran explores poverty, population increase and unemployment under the Tudors. Motives for tackling poverty: charity, rebellion and humanism. Distinctions between the poor: the deserving and the undeserving. Government responses and approaches - the Poor Laws - support and discipline. The approaches of local authorities and...

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