The history of the world from Charlemagne onwards.
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
Russia: The Revolution of 1905
In this course, Dr Jonathan Smele (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the (so-called) Revolution of 1905. We begin in the first module by considering whether this was a revolution at all and – if so – whether we should see events as being ...
Dr Jonathan Smele
Queen Mary, University of London
Russia: The Prague Spring, 1968
In this course, Professor Kevin McDermott (Sheffield Hallam University) explores the historical events leading up to and encompassing the Prague Spring, a period of political reform and liberalisation in Czechoslovakia in 1968. We begin by examining ...
Prof. Kevin McDermott
Sheffield Hallam University
Russia: The Rule of Khrushchev, 1953-64
In this course, Dr Miriam Dobson (University of Sheffield) explores Russia under the rule of Nikita Khrushchev, 1953-64. In the first module, we think about the usefulness of the concept of 'Khrushchev's Thaw' in describing the political climate in ...
Dr Miriam Dobson