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OU on the BBC: Mark Steel Lectures - Cromwell

OU on the BBC: Mark Steel Lectures - Cromwell Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Feb 2006
Find out more about Oliver Cromwell in this programme from the BBC/OU Mark Steel Lectures.

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.

Charles I

Charles I Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Vain, arrogant, short-sighted and cruel. Meet King Charles I

Tremors - James VI / I and the Union of Crowns

Tremors - James VI / I and the Union of Crowns Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
James Stuart moved two nations closer together through the Union of the Crowns

Pride's Purge

Pride's Purge Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
To clear the way for a trial of the King, first Parliament had to be 'cleansed' by Pride's purge

Tremors - Reformation & Counter-reformation England

Tremors - Reformation & Counter-reformation England Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Henry VIII's desire for divorce sparks a reformation in England

Prisoner of the Army

Prisoner of the Army Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Radical and convinced of their righteousness, had Parliament become a prisoner of the army?