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Bayeaux Tapestry ships More

Was England ripe for invasion in 1066?

Munich Putsch More

Germany 1918-39 for Edexcel 9-1 GCSE

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Edexcel history GCSE More

How to get the most out of the Edexcel Modern World Depth Study: Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39

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Berlin Wall More

Conflict and Tension 1945-72 – Scheme of Work

Munich Putsch More

Germany 1890-1945 – Scheme of Work

Elizabeth dancing More

Elizabethan England 1568-1603 – Scheme of Work

Gaol More

Crime and Punishment – Scheme of Work

Hungarian uprising More

Super Power Relations and the Cold War 1941-91 – Scheme of Work

Living Conditions in Whitechapel More

Whitechapel 1880s – Scheme of work

Roman Toilet More

Did the Romans have the best toilets in history?

Horrible Histories reader More

Tidying up an eight-year-old’s set of Horrible Histories

Lambay island More

The mystery of the Irish Loughshinny skeletons

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Edexcel history GCSE More

GCSE History: Guide to planning and teaching Edexcel 9-1 GCSE

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Crime and Punishment More

How to get the best out of the Edexcel Crime and Punishment 9-1 GCSE unit

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Pentonville More

Crime and Punishment for Edexcel 9-1 GCSE

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Whitechapel More

How to get the most out of the Edexcel Whitechapel environmental unit

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Whitechapel 1880s More

Whitechapel c1870-c1900 for Edexcel 9-1 GCSE

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Rope More

Crime and Punishment 1000AD to today: An overview

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Hanging More

What factors are important in the history of crime and punishment?

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Saxons More

Was Saxon crime prevention primitive or sophisticated?

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Battle of Hastings More

Is Simon Schama right? Did William totally change Saxon crime prevention?

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Cedric the Anglo Saxon More

How do you think Saxon Cedric will be punished?

Battle of Hastings More

Is Simon Schama correct about the Battle of Hastings?

Battle of Hastings More

Has the Battle of Hastings artist done his homework?

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Durham Knocker More

Medieval Murder: Changing crime prevention in the late Middle Ages

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Richard the Lionheart More

Revealing who was the real Richard the Lionheart

King John More

Was King John really nasty, selfish and terrible?

Crossrail archeology More

The mystery of the Charterhouse Square skeletons

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Rat More

Why should we bother learning about the Black Death?

Death of Wat Tyler More

Is Wat Tyler significant enough to have a park named after him?

Bonfire More

Why were Monarchs so worried about new crimes 1500 – 1700?

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Henry VIII More

Inside the mind of Henry VIII Decision-maker

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Henry VIII More

Should the National Portrait Gallery sell Henry VIII cushions

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How should we tell the story of Richard Whiting’s execution?

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Why was Richard Whiting executed?

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Elizabeth Armada portrait More

How to get the best out of the Edexcel British Depth Study: Early Elizabethan England

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Elizabeth I More

How to get the most out of the AQA Elizabethan England British Depth Study

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Sir Walter Raleigh More

ELIZABETHANS 1558-88 – Scheme of Work

Elizabeth I More

Early Elizabethan England for Edexcel 9-1 GCSE

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Elizabeth I More

Elizabethan England 1568-1603 for AQA 9-1 GCSE

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Young Elizabeth I More

How was Elizabeth’s character and reign shaped by events in her early life?

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Elizabeth I More

What problems did Elizabeth face at the beginning of her reign?

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Elizabeth authority More

How did Elizabeth maintain her authority?

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Religious see-saw More

What kind of Church did Elizabeth choose in 1559?

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Puritans More

How serious a challenge did Elizabeth face from the Puritans?

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Mary Queen of Scots More

How big a threat was Mary Queen of Scots to Elizabeth in 1568?

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Thomas Percy More

What made the Northern Earls Revolt in 1569?

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Babingon postscript More

What threat did Catholic plots pose to Elizabeth?

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Mary Queen of Scots More

Can you update Ladybird’s explanation for the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots?

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Vandalised church More

Why was St Winifred’s Church vandalised in the 1500s?

Elizabeth I Painting More

How much does a 16th Century Dutch painting reveal about why England and Spain went to war?

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Drake More

How accurately does the film ‘Drake of England’, deal with the Spanish Armada and its failure?

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Elizabethan Poverty More

Why was there an increase in poverty and vagabondage in Elizabethan England?

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Thomas Harman More

Was Elizabethan society really under threat from a ‘rascally rabbalage’ of vagabonds?

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Elizabeth dancing More

Was the Elizabethan period a ‘golden age’ of culture for Elizabethans?

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Elizabethan ships More

Why did so many Elizabethan sailors risk long and dangerous voyages overseas?

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Sir Walter Raleigh More

Who should survive a ‘rehang’ in the NPG – Raleigh or Drake?

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Essex More

Who was to blame for the Essex rebellion?

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Why have old Spanish Armada cannons been discovered on Irish beaches?

Mystery enquiry More

Mystery enquiry: Why were ‘they’ punished so harshly?

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witch craze More

Was England really hit by a witch craze in the 17th century?

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English Civil War More

What were the causes of the English Civil War?

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Was the English Civil War significant?

Barrels More

Was smuggling viewed as a serious crime in the 18th Century?

Bloody Code More

Why was the Bloody Code introduced? Evaluating a dodgy internet site

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Nazi film More

Germany 1890-1945 for AQA 9-1 GCSE

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Cold War More

Super Power Relations and the Cold War for Edexcel 9-1 GCSE

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Cold War tension More

Conflict and Tension between East and West 1945-72 for AQA 9-1 GCSE

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Storming of the Bastille More

French Revolution – 10 enquiry package

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The Rights of Man More

What and when was the French Revolution? 

crime prevention early modern period More

What does Mary Jones’ story reveal about Early Modern crime prevention?

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Who were the winners and losers in France in the 1770s?

French official More

Why couldn’t France get out of debt in the 1780s?

Louis XVI More

How far did Louis XVI live up to his portrait?

French Revolution More

Causes of The French Revolution: Pulling it all together

French Revolution More

When was it inevitable that Louis XVI would be executed?

David's Marat More

What did the artist David want us to think Jean Paul Marat was like?

David's Marat More

How far was David’s Marat ‘a beautiful awful lie’?

Robespierre More

Does Robespierre deserve the title ‘The Butcher of the Revolution’?

French bread More

Why bother learning about the French Revolution?

Which 'new' crimes were the authorities most worried about in the Industrial Period? More

Which ‘new’ crimes worried the authorities in the Industrial Period?

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Bill Sykes More

Why was Bill Sykes transported?

Transportation More

Was transportation to Australia a success?

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John Howard reformer More

Which reformer most deserves to go on the back of a £5 note?

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British Empire More

British Empire 1700-1900 – Six lesson saver package

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Gladstone statue More

Blood on Prime Minister William Gladstone’s Statue

Hogarth execution More

Why was the Bloody Code abolished in the 1820s – 1830s?

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Teacup More

What can tea show about Britain from 1700?

Tea More

The role of Tea in Britain from 1700 – 6 Lesson Package

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Hogarth's Gin Lane More

Should governments put a tax on alcohol?

When in the 19th century was it the best time for John Walker to go to prison? More

When in the 19th century was it the best time for John Walker to go to prison?

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Law enforcement More

Did anyone really bother to enforce the law properly 1700-1900?

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Peterloo More

How should we remember the Peterloo Massacre?

Swing Riots More

How much do you agree with the Professor about the causes of the Swing Riots?

Captain Swing More

Why did Robert and Joseph Mason take part in the Swing Riots?

Teacosy More

Design a tea cosy dedicated to our national drink

Empire plate More

The connection between tea, coffee, clothes and an antique plate

Richard Arkwright More

Should Richard Arkwright be in the National Portrait Gallery?

Zong More

Could you prosecute the captain of the Slave Ship Zong? 

Robert Blincoe More

Who benefitted most from the Industrial Revolution?

Ironbridge More

Where to site a museum to the Industrial Revolution

Poppy More

Why did Britain and China go to war in 1840?

Indian Mutiny More

Is John D Clare right about the Indian Mutiny?

Miners More

How successful in improving conditions was the 1842 Mines Act?

Potato Famine More

Was Britain to blame for the Irish Potato Famine?

Zulu More

Was Letitia Bunting right to walk out of Zulu? 

Polly Nichols More

What does the story of Polly Nichols reveal about Whitechapel in the 1880s?

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Living Conditions in Whitechapel More

How did conditions in the East End help the Ripper to commit murder?

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Policing 1880s More

Why was Whitechapel so difficult to police?

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Whitechapel 1880s More

Why did the Whitechapel police fear a race riot?

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Was Thomas Brynes correct when he described the London Police as stupid?

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H Division More

Commander of H Division: Dream job or nightmare?

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Charles Warren More

Who did the best job as Head of the Met?

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AQA GCSE history More

How to get the most out of the AQA 9-1 GCSE Germany Period Study

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Soviet flag over Berlin More

What is the story of Germany between 1890–1945?

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Kaiser Wilhelm II and mother More

How much was Kaiser Wilhelm II’s ability to rule shaped by his early life?

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Kaiser Wilhelm More

What problems did Kaiser Wilhelm II face 1890-1914?

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Was there anything new about 20th century crime? More

Was there anything new about 20th century crimes?

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DNA Alec Jefferies More

How much did the police-force change after 1900?

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20th century More

Did the 20th century see the biggest change in the punishment of offenders?

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Emily Davison More

Was Emily Davison a Martyr for the Suffragette cause?

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Votes for Women More

How and why did the Suffragettes become more extreme?

hand cuffs More

When was the safest time in history to steal?

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Franz Ferdinand More

Preparing a news bulletin about the start of World War One

Clara Haber More

Why did Clara Haber kill herself in May 1915?

WW1 Trench More

How can we check if photographs from World War One are faked?

Lenin More

Should your history department spend money on Lenin artefacts?

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Lenin More

What really happened in Petrograd in October 1917?

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Sarah Barnes' locket More

Sarah Barnes’ World War One Memorial Campaign

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Poppies More

Why was World War One described as ‘Great’?

Statue of Liberty More

The USA in the 1920s – 11 enquiry saver package

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League of Nations More

League of Nations 1920s-30s Decision Making

Ford More

Why was there an economic boom in the 1920s?

US Economic Boom poster More

Who shared in the US economic boom of the 1920s?

Henry Ford More

How should we remember carmaker Henry Ford?

Rudolph Valentino More

Hollywood scandals: Can you predict the contents of the Hays Code? 

The Great Gatsby More

Is Daisy Buchanan representative of American women in the 1920s? 

Sacco and Vinxetti More

Were Italian anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti innocent? 

Prohibition event in Canada More

Why did Prohibition fail in America in the 1920s?

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Rosewood More

Why did the village of Rosewood disappear? 

The Monkey Trial More

What was America’s Monkey Trial all about?

Al Capone More

Does Al Capone embody the American Dream?

USA Depression cartoon More

What can a cartoon tell us about the causes of the Great Depression?

Great Depression - queue More

The Cinderella Man: a metaphor for 1920s America?

1920s Skyscraper building More

What should go on the cover of a book about USA 1919-41?

1930s family picture More

What was life like in Britain during the 1930s?

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Why did James Maley go to Spain?

The Battle of Cable Street More

Was the Battle of Cable Street a turning point in the fight against British Fascism?

German soldiers More

Germany 1918-1945 – 27 enquiry lesson package

Swastika flag More

Germany 1918-33 – 14 Enquiry Scheme of Work

Nazi medals More

Germany 1933-45 package – 13 Enquiry Lesson Package

Adolf Hitler More

The Rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany: An overview  

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Wiemar cartoon More

What was Germany like in 1918? Raemaeker cartoon audio guide

Wiemar cartoon More

What was Germany like in 1918? Produce an Audio Guide for a cartoon

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Weimar constitution More

What were the strengths and weaknesses of the Weimar constitution?

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Stab in the back More

Was Germany stabbed in the back?

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Reichstag Versailles protest More

Why were the Germans so angry about the Treaty of Versailles?

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Hyperinflation More

Do you agree with a memoir from 1923?

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Stab in the back More

A gallery caption for a German Nationalist Party Leaflet.

Treaty of Versailles More

Rate a historian’s description of the Treaty of Versailles?

treat of Versailles cartoon More

What to include in a documentary on the Treaty of Versailles.

Hyperinflation More

Do you agree with the memoir of a young German living in 1923?

Wiemar republic More

Who was the biggest threat to the Weimar Republic 1919-23?

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Spartacus rising More

Putsches or money: which threatened early Weimar the most? AQA

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Munich Putsch More

Was the Munich Putsch of 1923 a Success or Failure?

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Nazi logo More

Why did people join the Nazi Party?

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Wiemar cartoon More

How would you design a Weimar election poster from 1924?

Stresemann More

Was Stresemann really the saviour of Weimar?

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Munich Putsch More

Can you always trust websites to get it right about the Munich Putsch?

Nazi poster More

How far did the Nazis change tactics after 1924?

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Why didn’t many people vote Nazi 1924-29?

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Hitler becomes Chancellor More

Why did Adolf Hitler become Chancellor of Germany in 1933?

Hitler Chancellor More

Why did Hitler become Chancellor mystery

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Hitler More

How did Hitler manage to become a dictator?

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Nazi poster More

Was Nazi Germany really a paradise like an ex-Nazi described it?

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Heartfield iron-ore not butter More

How can historians disagree about the Nazi ‘economic miracle’ even when they look at the same sources?

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Beer More

Why did fewer people criticise the Nazis in pubs and bars after 1933?

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Gestapo More

How do historians disagree about the Gestapo?

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Gestapo More

Which historian is correct about the Gestapo?

Nazi propaganda poster More

What can an internet forum tell us what Nazis wanted from women?

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Metelmann More

Was Henry Metelmann a typical young Nazi?

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swastika poster More

How prescient were the Social Democrats about ‘The Worker in the Swastika state’?

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Nazi film More

Triumph of the Will: Can you beat the Online Expert?

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Night of the Broken Glass More

What really happened on 8-9 November 1938?

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Birkenau More

Was the Holocaust during World War Two inevitable?

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German opposition More

The opposition cocktail party – why did so few people oppose the Nazis?

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nazi youth poster More

How effective were Nazi policies towards the young?

Nazi Soviet pact More

Can you solve the mystery of the Nazi-Soviet Pact?

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How far did the Nazis achieve their aims?

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Concentration Camp More

What can a song tell us about life in a Nazi Labour Camp?

Cold War More

Guide to teaching AQA conflict and tension between East and West 1945-1972

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Cold War More

Guide to teaching Edexcel Period Study: Super Power Relations and the Cold War 1941-91

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Yalta conference More

Yalta ‘Big Three’ World War Two Conference Role Play

World More

What and where was the Cold War?

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Stalin wasn't stallin More

Stalin wasn’t stallin’: How much can a song reveal about who really won WW2?

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enola-gay More

Was a 1980 hit song right about the B-29 bomber ‘Enola Gay’?

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Cold War tension More

Why couldn’t the USA and USSR be friends?

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Grand Alliance More

Why did the Grand Alliance begin to fail in 1945?

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Stalin More

Who did most to develop the Cold War 1945-47?

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Yalta More

Who should win cartoon of the year for 1945?

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Berlin Blockade More

How much can we trust internet sites to tell the truth about The Berlin Blockade?

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Mao More

Why were the two biggest communist countries not best friends forever?

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Johnson Vietnam More

Why did America really get involved in Vietnam?

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Dr Stranglove More

Who can tell us most about the nuclear arms race, Robert McNamara or Dr Strangelove?

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Yuri More

Who was winning the Space Race by 1968?

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Hungarian uprising More

What caused the Hungarian Uprising in 1956?

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Hungarian uprising More

What were the consequences of the Hungarian Uprising?

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Berlin Wall More

Was the Berlin Wall really built to just annoy the West?

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Berlin Wall More

How should we tell the story of the Berlin Wall?

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What does Steven Spielberg need to do to improve his history grade for ‘Bridge of Spies’?

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Bay of Pigs More

What went wrong at the Bay of Pigs?

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Cuban Missile More

What really prevented war during the Cuban Missile Crisis?

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Sylvester Stalone More

What can movies tell us about the Cold War era?

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Nuclear bomb More

How close did the Cold War come to Nuclear War? 

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Prague Spring More

Was the Prague Spring another Hungary?

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Prague Spring More

What were the consequences of the Prague Spring?

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Second Cold War More

Who was to blame for the Second Cold War?

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Berlin Wall More

Why were the people of Berlin able to dismantle the wall?

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Gorbachev More

Did Gorbachev kill the Soviet Union?

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Afghan invasion More

Why did the Soviet Union invade Afghanistan in 1979?

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Afghanistan More

What were the consequences of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan?

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Vidal Sassoon More

Vidal Sassoon mystery: What was Vidal up to in the 40s and 50s?

My Lai More

Why did American soldiers shoot at My Lai?

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Jamaica stamp More

Black Britain: Was Lord Kitchener Right? Was London the ‘Place to be’?

The Scarman report More

How much difference did Scarman make to the lives of Black Britons?

Radio Studio More

A Radio Discussion about the history of Black Britain

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