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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.

The Breakdown - Scottish Origins of the Civil War

The Breakdown - Scottish Origins of the Civil War Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Charles' attempts to rule three kingdoms as one explains the Scottish Origins of the Civil War

The English Civil War: Total War- 1644 - 1646 - Introduction

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The English Civil War: Total War- 1644 - 1646 - Introduction Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Tristram Hunt introduces the fourth chapter of our retelling of the Civil War: Total War.

Balance of power 1642 - 1645

Balance of power 1642 - 1645 Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Follow the shifting balance of power as the Civil War unfolds across England and Wales

Parliament - Splits and Divisions

Parliament - Splits and Divisions Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Parliament wouldn't be Parliament without a few splits and divisions

The English Civil War: Tremors - Introduction

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The English Civil War: Tremors - Introduction Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Tristram Hunt introduces the section that explores the gathering rumblings before the war.

The Long Parliament

The Long Parliament Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
One man dominated the longest, most fractious sessions in government history: The Long Parliament