The history of the world from Charlemagne onwards.
Russia: The Great Terror, 1936-38
In this course, Professor James Harris (University of Leeds) thinks about the Great Terror, Stalin’s campaign of political repression between 1936-38 that left more than 750,000 dead. In the first module, we think about the sources available for studying ...
Prof. James Harris
Germany in the First World War, 1914-18
In this course, Professor Matthew Stibbe (Sheffield Hallam University) thinks about the experience of ordinary Germans in the First World War. We begin by thinking about the attitudes of Germans towards the declaration of war in 1914, focusing in ...
Prof. Matthew Stibbe
Sheffield Hallam University
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
Russia: The Rise and Reign of Stalin, 1878-1938
In this course, Professor Christopher Read (University of Warwick) examines the rise of Joseph Stalin from his birth in 1878 to the eve of the Second World War in 1938. We begin in the first module by thinking about his early life, including upbringing in ...
Prof. Christopher Read
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