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OpenLearn Live: 9th February 2016

OpenLearn Live: 9th February 2016 Creative commons image Gareth Lovering Photography under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Feb 2016
The king who saw a tree bend and embraced peace and the day when pancakes are centre stage. Free learning at the heart of your world.

OpenLearn Live: 8th February 2016

OpenLearn Live: 8th February 2016 Creative commons image David Evans under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2016
The Welsh king who stands alongside Alfred and Charlemagne; fearing death and celebrating a new New Year. Free learning from your world, ...

Five missing kings and queens – and where we might find them

Five missing kings and queens – and where we might find them Creative commons image Lucas under CC-BY-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Jan 2016
Think Richard III is the only medieval monarch whose body went missing? Here's a list speculating where other kings and queens may lie.

OpenLearn Live: 16th December 2015

OpenLearn Live: 16th December 2015 Copyright free image Copyright free: Public domain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Dec 2015
The child emperor who came to a horrible end. Then more free learning through the day.

Vikings - just misunderstood?

Vikings - just misunderstood? Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Dec 2015
Vikings weren't just raiders and pillagers - they were pioneers of craft and trade.

OpenLearn Live: 26th November 2015

OpenLearn Live: 26th November 2015 Creative commons image Mícheál Ó Foghlú under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Nov 2015
Kilmachthomas, birthplace of a theatrical giant and site of a river which almost sank Cromwell. Then more free learning through the day.

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How do empires work?

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Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 13 Jul 2015
How are empires ruled? How do military, economic, logistic and cultural constructs combine to create 'systems of empire'? This free course, How do...

The Holocaust

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Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 27 Jan 2015
This free course explores the Holocaust, as the destruction of European Jewry is commonly known. The mass killing represented by the Holocaust...

The repute and reality of being a Roman emperor

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Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 23 Aug 2012
The Roman emperor had key relationships with several differing groups within the Roman empire, including the senate, the populace of Rome, the army...