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The making of Wreckers 10: The appeal of the House of Lords

The making of Wreckers 10: The appeal of the House of Lords Creative commons image Credit: peprice under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Apr 2007
Preparing for the series on wreckers, the Timewatch team consult ancient documents in the public archives at Kew and the House of Lords.

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.

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.

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.

Irish Plantations: By map

Irish Plantations: By map Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Developments in Ireland were a major factor in the English Civil War. Plot the impact of the war on Ireland as events unfolded with our series of...

Taking Sides: Divided Loyalities

Taking Sides: Divided Loyalities Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
As the country became ever more mired in war, there was no way to avoid taking sides

After the king fled

After the king fled Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
The nation waited. What would happen to Britain after the king fled?

Total War - 1644-1645

Total War - 1644-1645 Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Marston Moor marked the start of a new, deeper phase of the war