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Social history

How “dark” were the Dark Ages?

6 Lessons

Power and rebellion

Why has Alfred been called “Alfred the Great”? 

4 Lessons

The connected world

How powerful was the Pope?

4 Lessons

War and peace

How did a Norman become King of England?

4 Lessons

Power and rebellion

How much did England change during the Norman Conquest?

6 Lessons

Social history

Which sources reveal the most about medieval peasants?

4 Lessons

The connected world

How was Baghdad connected to the wider world?

4 Lessons

War and peace

Why did Europeans join the Crusades?

6 Lessons

The connected world

Who lived in Crusader states?

4 Lessons

The connected world

What can the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine tell us about who held power in the Middle Ages?

4 Lessons

Power and rebellion

Why did Kings struggle to rule England?

6 Lessons

The connected world

How did the Mongols create a world Empire?

4 Lessons

Social history

How far did the Black Death change the medieval World?

4 Lessons

Power and rebellion

How big a threat was the Peasants’ Revolt to the power of monarchs

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Social history

What can we learn about the medieval World from the book of Margery Kempe?

6 Lessons

The connected world

What does the life of Mansa Musa reveal about medieval Mali?

4 Lessons

Social history

Who held power in medieval towns?

4 Lessons

War and peace

How far did fear allow the Aztecs to control an Empire?

4 Lessons

The connected world

Why have historians described 1492 as a turning point in world history?

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Powerful ideas

What was Luther trying to achieve?

4 Lessons

Power and rebellion

Why did Henry VIII make the break with Rome?

6 Lessons

Social history

In what ways did the Reformation matter to ordinary people?

6 Lessons

The connected world

Why was the world opening up to Elizabeth I and her people?

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Power and rebellion

Why did the Civil War break out in 1642?

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Social history

In what ways was Britain turned upside down in the seventeenth century?

6 Lessons

Power and rebellion

How revolutionary was the Glorious Revolution?

4 Lessons

The connected world

Who lived in ‘British’ America?

4 Lessons

Powerful ideas

Did the Enlightenment fuel the American Revolution?

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Power and rebellion

How Enlightened was the French Revolution?

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Powerful ideas

What did the French Revolution mean to Britons?

4 Lessons

The connected world

How successful were efforts to abolish slavery in the nineteenth century?

4 Lessons

Social history

How far did working conditions improve over the nineteenth century?

4 Lessons

Power and rebellion

Why are different stories told about Britain’s journey to democracy?

4 Lessons

The connected world

Why does it matter what we call the 1857 conflict in India?

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Power and rebellion

What did British colonialism look like in the nineteenth century?

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Social history

How do we uncover the lived experience of those ruled by empire in Africa?

4 Lessons

War and peace

Did tensions over Africa make a European war more likely?

4 Lessons

War and peace

How far did the assassination cause the First World War?

6 Lessons

The connected world

What do the stories of the ‘often forgotten armies’ reveal about the Western Front?

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War and peace

Why did WWI end in November 1918?

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War and peace

What kind of peace was made in 1919?

4 Lessons

Powerful ideas

What were the Bolsheviks trying to achieve?

4 Lessons

Power and rebellion

Why did fascists gain support?

4 Lessons

Power and rebellion

How were people controlled in totalitarian states?

4 Lessons

War and peace

Why did the League of Nations fail?

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War and peace

When was the turning point during the Second World War?

6 Lessons

War and peace

What was the holocaust?

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War and peace

How did Jewish people resist during the holocaust?

4 Lessons

Power and rebellion

How did India achieve independence in 1947?

4 Lessons

Social history

What kind of stories can be told about the sixties?

6 Lessons

Power and rebellion

Who ‘decolonised’ in the twentieth century?

4 Lessons