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Puritan Made

Puritan Made Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Feb 2006
Dr Rachel Gibbons explains the life and legacy of Oliver Cromwell.

From Slavery to Freedom

From Slavery to Freedom Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 25 Jul 2005
James Walvin, Professor of History at the University of York, outlines the story of the abolition of the slave trade.

The Big Question: What is democracy?

The Big Question: What is democracy? Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Dec 2004
It is the most widespread political system in the world. It is over 2000 years old, and it can have presidents, prime ministers and even kings and...

Paine: The expert view

Paine: The expert view Copyrighted image Credit: Controlled
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Oct 2004
Geoff Andrews explores the life and legacy of Thomas Paine, polemicist, republican and democrat.

Taking Sides - Parliament and the King

Taking Sides - Parliament and the King Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Charles I needed their support; they listed their grievances. There was no way back for Parliament and King

Formation of a Royalist Party

Formation of a Royalist Party Creative commons image Credit: Salam Virji under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Charles' supporters come together with the formation of a Royalist Party

Taking Sides - War 1642-1644

Taking Sides - War 1642-1644 Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Discontent had begat disagreement; disagreement led to war

The Breakdown - Early years of Charles I

The Breakdown - Early years of Charles I Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Not having been born to the throne, there were many mistakes in the early reign of Charles I

The Breakdown - The Crisis Escalates

The Breakdown - The Crisis Escalates Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
The Short and Long Parliaments provided a forum for discontent - and so the crisis escalated

The English Civil War: Taking Sides - 1641 - 1644 - Introduction

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The English Civil War: Taking Sides - 1641 - 1644 - Introduction Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Tristram Hunt introduces the third section of our exploration of the Civil War: Taking Sides.