History

The history of the world from Charlemagne onwards.

History

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...

5 lectures

0:40:10

Dr Miriam Dobson

Sheffield University

History

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...

5 lectures

0:36:21

Dr David Smith

Cambridge University

History

The Transatlantic Slave Trade, c.1480-1850

In this course, Dr Toby Green (King’s College, London) explores the history of the transatlantic slave trade. We begin by thinking about some of the main characteristics of West African societies prior to European contact, before moving on ...

5 lectures

0:48:22

Dr Toby Green

King's College, London

History

The Second Crusade, 1147-49: Essay Questions

In this course, Dr Nicholas Morton (Nottingham Trent University) considers four questions related the Second Crusade, 1147-49: (i) How did the Crusader States survive and grow in the decades following the First Crusade?; (ii) Why did the ...

4 lectures

0:37:28

Dr Nicholas Morton

Nottingham Trent University

History

The First Crusade, 1095-99: Essay Questions

In this course, Dr Nicholas Morton (Nottingham Trent University) considers three questions related to the First Crusade, 1095-99: (i) Why did Pope Urban II launch the First Crusade?; (ii) What motivated warriors and pilgrims from across ...

3 lectures

0:34:45

Dr Nicholas Morton

Nottingham Trent University

History

The Templars and Hospitallers in the Crusader States, 1119-1187

In this course, Dr Nicholas Morton (Nottingham Trent University) thinks about the military orders in the Crusader States between 1119-87, focusing in particular on the Knights Templar and the Knights Hospitaller ...

4 lectures

0:38:04

Dr Nicholas Morton

Nottingham Trent University

History

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