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Timewatch: The Princess Spy

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Updated 21 Aug 2015
Timewatch tells the tale of "Nora Baker"'s wartime bravery. Meet the princess spy.

Did Waterloo prevent a fresh Anglo-American war?

Did Waterloo prevent a fresh Anglo-American war? Copyright free image Credit: Public domain image New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Aug 2015
Believing Bonaparte to be resurgent in France, some Americans pushed President Madison to reignite the recently quelled hostilities of the 1812 War...

When Heath met Nixon

When Heath met Nixon Copyright free image Credit: Heath: Public Domain US Department of Defense / Nixon: Public Domain White House / Kissinger: Public Domain US News & World Report
Intermediate level Duration 15 mins Updated 12 Aug 2015
This declassified memo records the conversations between the UK Prime Minister and US President in December 1971.

How did the USSR react to the bombing of Hiroshima?

How did the USSR react to the bombing of Hiroshima? Copyright free image Credit: Library of Congress
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Aug 2015
A meeting between the US ambassador and Stalin reveals what the Soviets felt about the bombing of Hiroshima - and Churchill's return to the...

"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?

After Waterloo: What happened next? Copyright free image Credit: Bibliothèque Nationale de France
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

Breaking News: Wellington defeats Napoleon at Waterloo Copyright free image Credit: Painting public domain image
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. 

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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...

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...