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Monarchy and Revolution 1625-1815

This course looks at Britain and France,1625 and 1815, when the very idea and nature of Monarchical rule came under persistent Revolutionary threat on both sides of the channel, leading to dramatic developments in both the short and longer term. The course tutor, Kate Watson teaches for the Department of Continuing Education, the Open University, and various other university programmes. She has lectured and published on modern revolutionary experiences.

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Document Monarchy and Revolution 1625-1815 Bibliography

Bibliography for the course Monarchy and Revolution 1625-1815

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Document Charles I and the English Civil War

Powerpoint presentation on Charles I and the English Civil War (week 2 of the course)

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Document Robespierre and French Revolutionary Terror

Powerpoint presentation on Robespierre and Terror in the French Revolution (week 7 of the course)

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Document Napoleon and Empire

Powerpoint presentation on the Napoleonic Empire (week 9 of the course)

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Link Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, 1651

Full text of Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, 1651

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Link John Locke, Second Treatise of Government, 1690

John Locke, Second Treatise of Government, 1690

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Link Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

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Link Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man, 1791-1792

Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man, 1791-1792

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Link Madame de Rémusat, Remembrances of Napoleon, 1880

Madame de Rémusat, Remembrances of Napoleon, 1880

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Link Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790

Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790

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Link Madame de Stael, Ten Years Exile, 1821

Madame de Stael, Ten Years Exile, 1821 (about the experience of living in Napoleonic Europe)

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Audio The Birth of the Modern World? A Comparative Overview

'The Birth of the Modern World? A Comparative Overview', Discussion by Dr Kate Watson, Oxford, 2012

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Audio Q&A, Dr Kate Watson in conversation with Adam Potterton

Q&A, Dr Kate Watson in conversation with Adam Potterton

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Audio The Role of the Media

Discussion on the Role of the Media in the Revolutionary Era.

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Link The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England

The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England.Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, 1609-1674

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Link Letters from an American Farmer

Letters from an American Farmer, St. John de Crevecoeur, J. Hector, 1735-1813

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Link Connecticut Resolutions on the Stamp Act

Connecticut Resolutions on the Stamp Act: December 10, 1765

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Link The Repeal of the Stamp Act

The Repeal of the Stamp Act 1766

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Link The Declaratory Act

The Declaratory Act; March 18, 1766

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Link The Boston Port Act

The Boston Port Act : March 31, 1774

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Link Contract between the King and the Thirteen United States of North America

Contract between the King and the Thirteen United States of North America February 25, 1783

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Link What is the Third Estate?

Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes: "What is the Third Estate? [Excerpts], 1789

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Link Declaration of the Rights of Man

Declaration of the Rights of Man - 1789

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Link La Marseillaise

La Marseillaise, 1792

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Audio Quiz 1, People & Parties - Questions

First quiz questions for Monarchy and Revolution 1625-1815 course

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Audio Quiz 1, People & Parties - Answers

Answers to first quiz for Monarchy and Revolution 1625-1815 course.

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Audio Quiz 2, Dates & Places - Questions

Second quiz questions for Monarchy and Revolution 1625-1815 course.

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Audio Quiz 2, Dates & Places - Answers

Answers to second quiz for Monarchy and Revolution 1625-1815 course.

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