Videos

This section offers lectures and documentaries about English history:

1688: The First Modern Revolution – Professor Steven Pincus talks about his newest book called “1688: The First Modern Revolution”

The Abolition of the Slave Trade 200 Years On – Lecture by British historian Simon Schama, author of “Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves, and the American Revolution”

Why no Revolution in 1848 in Britain – Yale University Lecture

Belonging to Britain – Hazel Carby looks at the historic relationship between England and Jamaica

Henry VIII – King of Tunes - Reporter Fred Dove speaks to David Skinner, Director of Music at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, about Henry’s juicy musical legacy

The Pitfalls of Female Leadership: The Power and Subversion of Gender Identity – Gillian Hendershot discusses the challenges faced by Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I

The English Civil War – From the BBC Learning Zone, examines the English Civil War

Oliver Cromwell – The Mark Steel Lectures – a look at the life and importance of Oliver Cromwell, the 17th century English leader

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