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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 - 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.

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