Dr Alasdair Raffe Presents James VII: A Misunderstood King?

Dr Alasdair Raffe Presents James VII: A Misunderstood King?

James VII (reigned 1685-8), Scotland’s last Catholic king, was overthrown by his son-in-law William of Orange in the revolution of 1688-9. Over the following centuries, historians depicted James as a bigot determined to force his religion on his Protestant subjects... 

Dr Bill Aird Presents The Men in St Margaret of Scotland’s Life

Dr Bill Aird Presents The Men in St Margaret of Scotland’s Life

The Life of St Margaret provides a unique insight into late 11th-century Scotland and her profound influence on her husband and his kingdom. This talk discusses Margaret's interaction with her husband, Malcolm III, her biographer, Prior Turgot, and her sons, three of whom, Edgar, Alexander I and David I, became kings of Scots... 

Dr Andrea Major (University of Leeds) Presents An East Indian Slave Trade? Rethinking Indian Indentured Labour Migration

Dr Andrea Major (University of Leeds) Presents An East Indian Slave Trade? Rethinking Indian Indentured Labour Migration

Between the 1830s and 1920s over 1.3 million Indians travelled as labourers to locations in the Indian Ocean, Caribbean and across the world. When their contracts ended some returned to India, while others chose to remain and form new communities in their adopted homes... 

Dr Sandra Bingham Presents Pirates, Plunder and Personalities: The Rediscovery of Ancient Carthage

Dr Sandra Bingham Presents Pirates, Plunder and Personalities: The Rediscovery of Ancient Carthage

Early archaeological enthusiasts at Carthage were drawn in search of the city of Dido and Hannibal. Although the Romans had destroyed the Punic city in 146 BCE, travellers, antiquarians, and proto-archaeologists set out with the intention of looking for whatever remains could be found... 

Dr David Silkenat Presents The Long Life of the Lost Cause: Why it Took 150 Years for the Confederate Flag to Come Down

Dr David Silkenat Presents The Long Life of the Lost Cause: Why it Took 150 Years for the Confederate Flag to Come Down

The Confederate States of America lost its quest for political independence in 1865, but its symbol, the Confederate flag, lived on, long after the nation it represented cease to exist...