History

The history of the world from Charlemagne onwards.

History

The History of History

In this course, Professor John Arnold (University of Cambridge) explores the history of history – the ways in which the writing of history has changed from Herodotus (c. 484-25 BC) to Hayden White (1928-2018). In the first module, we think about...

9 lectures

1:10:21

Prof. John Arnold

Cambridge University

History

Germany – Nazi Germany, 1933-45

In this course, Professor Neil Gregor (University of Southampton) explores several aspects of Nazi Germany, 1933-45. In the first module, we think about the ideology of the Nazi Party, before turning in the second module to consider Hitler’s rise...

10 lectures

1:31:26

Prof. Neil Gregor

Southampton University

History

The Tudors – Foreign Policy, 1509-1603

In this course, Professor Susan Doran (University of Oxford) explores Tudor foreign policy through six key questions: (1) Why did Henry VIII spend so much time at war against France?; (2) Why was foreign policy so disastrous during ...

6 lectures

0:51:08

Prof. Susan Doran

Oxford University

History

The Tudors – The Golden Age of Elizabeth I, 1558-1603

In this course, Professor Susan Doran (University of Oxford) explores the idea of the reign of Elizabeth I as a ‘golden age’ through six key questions: (1) Why has Elizabeth's reign been seen as a Golden Age?; (2) Did Elizabeth's reign ‘settle’...

6 lectures

0:51:08

Prof. Susan Doran

Oxford University

History

The Tudors – Politics and Religion, 1509-1603

In this course, Professor John Morrill (University of Cambridge) explores the politics and religion of Tudor England through ten key questions: (1) To what extent was religion in England changed significantly during the reign of Henry VIII?; (2)...

10 lectures

1:27:12

Prof. John Morrill

Cambridge University

History

The Tudors – Politics and Religion, 1509-1603

In this course, Dr Natalie Mears (Durham University) explores political culture and religion in Tudor England through six key questions: (1) How significant was the gender of the monarch during the reigns of Mary and Elizabeth?; (2) How far do you...

6 lectures

1:18:20

Dr Natalie Mears

Durham University

History

The Tudors – Religion and the Church, 1509-1603

In this course, Dr Jonathan Willis (University of Birmingham) explores religion and the church in Tudor England through six key questions: (1) To what extent was criticism of the Late Medieval Catholic Church the main reason for the growth of...

6 lectures

1:05:06

Dr Jonathan Willis

Birmingham University

History

The Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933-45

In this course, Professor Iwan Morgan (University College, London) explores the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-45), widely-regarded as one of the greatest presidents in US history. In the first module, we think about Roosevelt’s road to...

5 lectures

0:49:09

Prof. Iwan Morgan

University College London

History

The Cold War, 1945-1991

In this course, Dr Thomas Tunstall Allcock (University of Manchester) provides an introduction to the Cold War, 1947-91, the period of geopolitical tension between the Soviet Union and its satellite states (the Eastern Bloc) and the United States...

11 lectures

1:54:17

Dr Thomas Tunstall Allcock

Manchester University

History

The Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963-69

In this course, Dr Thomas Tunstall Allcock (University of Manchester) explores the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-69). The first module provides an introduction to Johnson himself, his personality and policies in comparison with the ...

6 lectures

0:52:44

Dr Thomas Tunstall Allcock

Manchester University

History

The Presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, 1953-61

In this course, Professor Mark White (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower (1953-61). In the first module, we think about Eisenhower’s rise to power and the central aspects of his foreign policy. In the ...

5 lectures

0:47:24

Prof. Mark White

Queen Mary, University of London

History

The Presidency of Harry Truman, 1945-53

In this course, Professor Mark White (Queen Mary University of London) explores the presidency of Harry Truman (1945-53). In the first module, we think about Truman’s rise to power and how he became President in April 1945. In the second, ...

5 lectures

0:53:42

Prof. Mark White

Queen Mary, University of London