The history of the world from Charlemagne onwards.
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,...
Dr Mathias Haeussler
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...
Dr Kevin Waite
The Decline and Fall of the Mughal Empire, 1658-1739
In this course, Dr Nandini Chatterjee explores the decline and fall of the Mughal Empire, from the reign of Aurangzeb (1658-1707) to the disintegration of the Empire after his death. We begin by thinking about the reign of Aurangzeb, looking...
Dr Nandini Chatterjee
African Kingdoms, c.1400-c.1800
In this course, Dr Toby Green (King's College, London) explores the history of four West African kingdoms in the period c.1400-1800. After a broad introduction to West African history as a whole and some of the ways in which it...
Dr Toby Green
King's College, London
The Norman Conquest and the Reign of William the Conqueror, 1035-87
In this course, Professor David Bates (University of East Anglia) explores English history between 1035-87, focusing in particular on the Norman Conquest and the reign of William the Conqueror. After an introduction to the course as a whole in which...
Prof. David Bates
University of East Anglia
The Reign of Henry VI, 1422-61
In this course, Dr James Ross (University of Winchester) explores the reign of Henry VI of England (1422-61). We begin by thinking about Henry's birth, his upbringing, and the legacy he inherited from his illustrious father, Henry V. After that,...
Dr James Ross
The Early Anglo-Saxon Church, 597-754
In this course, Professor Sarah Foot (University of Oxford) explores the early Anglo-Saxon church, from Augustine's mission to England in the late sixth century to the death of Boniface in 754. We begin in the first module with Augustine's mission...
Prof. Sarah Foot
The Westward Expansion of the United States, 1803-90
In this course, Dr Kevin Waite (University of Durham) explores the westward expansion of the United States in period 1803-90. After a broad introduction to the period in which we outline some of the factors that contributed to this westward...
Dr Kevin Waite
Ferdinand and Isabella, 1474-1516
In this course, Dr John Edwards (University of Oxford) explores the reigns of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile, jointly known as the Catholic Monarchs, or simply 'Ferdinand and Isabella'. We begin by providing a broad overview...
Dr John Edwards
John Wycliffe and the Lollards, 1350-1500
In this course, Professor John Arnold (University of Cambridge) explores the theology of John Wycliffe and the heretical movement which he inspired known as Lollardy. In the first module, we think about the life and times of John Wycliffe himself,...
Prof. John Arnold
The Battle of Mohács, 1526
In this course, Dr Colin Imber (University of Manchester) explores the Battle of Mohács (1526), fought between the Ottoman forces led by Ibrahim Pasha and the Hungarian forces of Louis II. We begin by tracing the arduous journey of the...
Dr Colin Imber
The Ascendency of the Ottoman Empire, 1453-1606
In this course, Dr Colin Imber (University of Manchester) explores the rise of the Ottoman Empire from the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 to the Peace of Zsitvatorok in 1606. We begin with the careers of Mehmed II (1451-81) and...
Dr Colin Imber