History

The history of the world from Charlemagne onwards.

History

The Tudors – 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...

7 lectures

0:45:44

Prof. Glenn Richardson

St Mary's University

History

The Cold War in Asia, 1945-75

In this course, Professor Kevin Ruane (Canterbury Christ Church University) discusses the Cold War in Asia. We begin by thinking about the atomic bombing of Japan in August 1945. Why did President Truman choose to use a weapon that he...

6 lectures

0:52:49

Prof. Kevin Ruane

Canterbury Christ Church University

History

The French Revolution, 1789-99

In this course, Professor Dave Andress (University of Portsmouth) considers eight key questions related to the French Revolution of 1789-99: (1) Did Louis XVI ever try to make the Constitutional Monarchy work? (2) To what extent did the National...

8 lectures

1:22:28

Prof. David Andress

Portsmouth University

History

Japan, 1853-1912

In this course Dr Andrew Cobbing (University of Nottingham) explores Japan in the 19th century. We begin by thinking about what Japan was like under the Tokugawa shogunate, focusing in particular on the main social, economic and cultural...

6 lectures

0:56:04

Dr Andrew Cobbing

Nottingham University

History

The Unification of Italy, 1796-1871

In this course, Dr David Laven (University of Nottingham) explores the Unification of Italy between 1789-1871. We begin by thinking about what Italy was like in the late 18th century, emphasising its regional diversity in terms of both politics...

12 lectures

2:08:45

Dr David Laven

Nottingham University

History

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...

6 lectures

1:03:40

Prof. Simon Ditchfield

York University

History

Napoleon III: Foreign and Imperial Policy, 1848-70

In this course, Dr Michael Rapport (University of Glasgow) explores the reign of Napoleon III, focusing in particular on his foreign and imperial policies. We begin by thinking about Louis-Napoleon's aims and ideals, as well as his experience of...

6 lectures

0:50:12

Dr Michael Rapport

Glasgow University

History

Napoleon III: Domestic Policy, 1848-70

In this course, Dr Michael Rapport (University of Glasgow) explores the reign of Napoleon III, focusing in particular on his domestic policies. We begin by thinking about Louis-Napoleon's background and his preparation for power from his birth in...

6 lectures

0:55:27

Dr Michael Rapport

Glasgow University

History

The Reign of Henry II, 1154-89

In this course, Dr Hugh Doherty (University of East Anglia) explores the reign of Henry II, 1154-89. We being by considering the nature of evidence for Henry's reign, focusing in particular on the later accounts of his reign, but also...

7 lectures

0:44:52

Dr Hugh Doherty

University of East Anglia

History

The Tudors – Henry VIII and the English Reformation, 1509-47

In this course, Dr Jonathan Willis (University of Birmingham) explores the Henrician Reformation. We begin by thinking about the 'health' of the church in late Medieval England, focusing in particular on the concept of lay piety. After that, we...

5 lectures

0:52:31

Dr Jonathan Willis

Birmingham University

History

The Origins of the Cold War, 1941-55

In this course, Dr Mathias Haeussler (University of Cambridge) explores the origins of the Cold War in Europe. We begin by providing a broad introduction to the Cold War itself – what it was, as well as its long-lasting political,...

5 lectures

0:41:49

Dr Mathias Haeussler

Cambridge University

History

The Sectional Crisis in the United States, 1848-61

In this course, Dr Kevin Waite (University of Durham) explores the Sectional Crisis of 1848-61, the period of rising tensions between the free states of the American North and the slave states of the American South, which eventually led to...

7 lectures

0:58:54

Dr Kevin Waite

Durham University