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Oliver Cromwell – Critical questions – expert answers

Oliver Cromwell is one of the most iconic figures of British history but his life is surrounded by controversy. In this series of three programs David L. Smith, Fellow of Selwyn College Cambridge discusses some of the commonly asked questions.

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The Men Who Fought the British Civil Wars

In this series leading historians of the civil wars in Britain and Ireland look beyond the famous generals to explore he lives of the men who fought in the ranks and who were drawn from every corner of the three kingdoms.

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Beyond England’s Borders

Historians now recognise that the civil wars of the mid-seventeenth century must be viewed in a British and Irish context and not exclusively from an English perspective. Events in both Scotland and Ireland are fundamentally important if we are to gain an understanding of the causes of the conflict and the events which occurred throughout…

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The BIG questions – Answered by distinguished historians

With the help of academic historians, we seek answers to some of the critically important questions which are repeatedly asked about this fascinating period of British and Irish history.

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The Critical Years

Distinguished historians looking at events and individuals – famous and unknown – in the key years before, during and following the civil wars in Britain and Ireland.

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The Putney Debates (1647) – On the way to democracy and Regicide

Historians often refer to these debates as a founding moment in the history of democracy in Britain and the wider world. At the time they were also directly linked to the Regicide which followed.

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Religion in the Civil Wars explained

Religious divisions between the three kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland were a fundamental cause of the Civil Wars and throughout the Interregnum sectarianism between Protestant factions constantly challenged the republican government and ultimately destroyed it. This series of programmes by Emerita Professor Ann Hughes explains these often complex issues.

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Step-by-step Guide - Understanding the Civil Wars

Step-by-step Guide – Understanding the Civil Wars

An introductory step-by-step guide to the causes, conflicts and consequences of the British Civil Wars. With Professor Peter Gaunt in three 30-minute podcasts.

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Charles I – The road to execution

Charles I – The road to execution

How culpable was Charles I in causing the British Civil Wars? Why did his army lose and why was he executed? Answering these questions are two noted historians, Edward Vallance and Andrew Hopper.