Popular Courses – History
-Socialism originated with the writings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels during the 19th century. The influence of Socialist thinking has profoundly altered history.
-What defines a nationality? – the place you live, the family you come from, the culture you practice, the beliefs you follow?
-The dream of liberty began with the end of the feudal system. Locke, Mill and Wollstonecraft are some prominent liberalist thinkers.
-Conservatives tend to believe in the status quo. Thomas Hobbes, Edmund Burke and Ayn Rand belong in this conversation.
-Be thankful you don’t live in medieval times, where even a toothache could be fatal.
-The Cold War began at the close of the second world war and only ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Here’s what happened in between.
-Laws, enforcement and misbehaviour in medieval England, from the Anglo Saxons to Norman rule.
-Toward the turn of the 20th century, Victorian London was swamped by crime. The police were often violent. But not as violent as Jack the Ripper.
-From Prussia and the rule of Otto von Bismarck to the Rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party, this course tackles a period of German history that shaped the modern world.
-The road to modern medicine and public health is a long and sometimes disastrous journey.
-Blood. Church. Hospitals. They all had a role to play in the creation of the modern health service.
-Industrialism brought people closer together, along with their germs. Thankfully, Pasteur and Nightingale had some ideas
-With the fall of the Berlin wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Cold War ended. What happened next?
-Tsar Nicholas II became the last of a long line of Russian monarchs.
-After the October revolution of 1917, the Tsars no longer ruled Russia and a new type of state was born.
-From Calais into Europe, the Allies marched. The town of Ypres was to prove critical in the war effort.
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