The history of the world from Charlemagne onwards.
The English Civil War, 1642-51
In this course, Professor Mike Braddick (University of Sheffield) explores the English Civil War (1642-51) through the lens of radical and revolution. We begin by thinking about the causes of the war in England, focusing in particular on why the people of ...
Prof. Michael Braddick
The Trial and Execution of Charles I, 1648-49
In this course, Professor John Morrill (University of Cambridge) examines one of the most extraordinary events in British political history: the execution of the king, Charles I, in January 1649. We begin in the first module by thinking about who it was ..
Prof. John Morrill
Oliver Cromwell, 1599-1653
In this course, Professor John Morrill (University of Cambridge) examines the life of Oliver Cromwell from obscure beginnings in Cambridgeshire to his election as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1653. In the ...
Prof. John Morrill
Oliver Cromwell: Lord Protector, 1653-58
In this course, Dr David Smith (University of Cambridge) explores the life of Oliver Cromwell during the period when he was Lord Protector, from 1653-1658. We begin by thinking about the creation of the Protectorate in 1653, focusing in particular on ...
Dr David Smith
Cardinal Wolsey, 1472-1530
In this course, Professor Glenn Richardson (St Mary’s University) explores the life of Cardinal Wolsey (1472-1530), one of Henry VIII’s most trusted advisors in the first part of his reign. We begin by thinking about Wolsey’s rise from relatively obscure...
Prof. Glenn Richardson
St Mary's University
The Catholic Reformation, c.1500-1650
In this course, Professor Simon Ditchfield (University of York) explores the Catholic Reformation. We begin by thinking about approaches to the period, focusing in particular on the various terms that historians have used to describe the reforms of the church...
Prof. Simon Ditchfield