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"True" stories of life in the Bastille

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jul 2015
British publishers were presumably as disappointed as the French authorities when the Bastille fell, as it had been a source of cheap schlocky copy...

After Waterloo: What happened next?

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Introductory level Updated 01 Jul 2015
After the collapse of Napoleon's army two hundred years ago, what happened next? We catch up with the news from July 3rd, 1715

Breaking News: Wellington defeats Napoleon at Waterloo

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Jun 2015
The Battle of Waterloo on 18th June, 1815, is a key date in British history. But how was it reported at the time? As you'd expect, not impartially....

O' Fortuna: Can you survive Early Modern Europe?

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O' Fortuna: Can you survive Early Modern Europe? Copyrighted image Credit: Yoyo
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 10 Jun 2015
Pit yourself against fate by embarking on a journey into Europe during one of its most volatile periods: 1500-1700. Can your historical...

King Charles I, 1600 - 1649

King Charles I, 1600 - 1649 Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Jun 2015
First he lost his parliament; then his throne; then his head. Find out more about the King of England during this bloody era. 

Charles I

Charles I Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Jun 2015
Vain, arrogant, short-sighted and cruel. Meet King Charles I

What was the war in 1864 about?

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 May 2015
As Danish drama 1864 comes to BBC Four, what was the war at the heart of the series all about?

VE day half a world away: How New Zealand celebrated victory in Europe

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Updated 06 May 2015
After years of war, New Zealanders reacted to the fall of Berlin by cutting loose - but not too loose. As the official history explains, it...

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015

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Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Apr 2015
Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) 2015 begins in the evening April 15th and ends on the evening of April 16th. Find out more about one of the...

The purpose of war

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Apr 2015
War! What is it good for! Actually, Ian Morris suggests that it might make life generally less violent. He explained how to Laurie Taylor.

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The Holocaust

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

The repute and reality of being a Roman emperor

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Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 23 Jun 2011
The Roman emperor had key relationships with several differing groups within the Roman empire, including the senate, the populace of Rome, the army...