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How did 18th Century people react to eclipses?

How did 18th Century people react to eclipses? Creative commons image Credit: Wellcome Library, London under CC-BY licence New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Mar 2015
With jokes, with panic, with searches for religious meaning: A collection of contemporary responses to eclipses from 18th Century publications.

Crisis. What Crisis?

Crisis. What Crisis?         Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Feb 2015
What provided the background for the 1979 Winter of Discontent and why did this background contribute to the James Callaghan's loss of power? 

Past-Time Lover

Past-Time Lover Copyrighted image Credit: Neil Arnold
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Feb 2015
Which iconic figure would you select for a Valentine's Day date?

Past-Time Lover: Ludwik Lazarus Zamenhof

Past-Time Lover: Ludwik Lazarus Zamenhof Copyrighted image Credit: Neil Arnold
Updated 13 Feb 2015
This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history?...

Past-Time Lover: Lord Byron

Past-Time Lover: Lord Byron Copyrighted image Credit: Neil Arnold
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2015
This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history?

Past-Time Lover: Amelia Earhart

Past-Time Lover: Amelia Earhart Copyrighted image Credit: Neil Arnold
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2015
This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history?...

Past-Time Lover: Cleopatra

Past-Time Lover: Cleopatra Copyrighted image Credit: Neil Arnold
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2015
This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history?...

Past-Time Lover: Albert Einstein

Past-Time Lover: Albert Einstein Copyrighted image Credit: Neil Arnold
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2015
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Past-Time Lover: Florence Nightingale

Past-Time Lover: Florence Nightingale Copyrighted image Credit: Neil Arnold
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2015
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Past-Time Lover: Charles Darwin

Past-Time Lover: Charles Darwin Copyrighted image Credit: Neil Arnold
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2015
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Exploring a Romano-African city: Thugga

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Advanced level Duration 14 hours Updated 30 Jul 2013
From Rome to Pompeii and Ephesus the excavation of Roman remains is well known, but what of Roman remains in Africa? This unit looks at the Roman...

The origins of the wars of the three kingdoms

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 21 Jul 2011
From Catholic rebellion to Civil War, what happened during the latter years of the reign of Charles I that caused people to take up arms against...

Late nineteenth-century Britain and America: The people and the empire

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Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 24 Jun 2011
In this unit we shall look more closely at the evidence available to assess the truth of this argument. Were the working people, as opposed to the...

The Roman Empire: Introducing some key terms

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Advanced level Duration 14 hours Updated 23 Jun 2011
This unit will define basic concepts and terms that are essential for an understanding of the culture and identity of the Roman empire. Terms such...

The African diaspora: An archaeological perspective

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 20 Jun 2011
In many ways the African diaspora is a contentious episode from the past (and indeed present). This unit explores why this area of research has...