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Agincourt -- 1415

Henry V became a hero by defeating the French at Agincourt in 1415. It was a battle memorialized in Shakespeare's play "Henry V" -- with several stirring speeches ("we band of…

From  Ann Nikolai on May 21st, 2020 0 likes 17 plays 0  

Edward II (1307-1327)

Edward II was the first English king deposed after the Norman Conquest. Standard history says he was then murdered. But was he?

From  Ann Nikolai on April 27th, 2020 0 likes 34 plays 0  

The Barons' Wars (1215-1266)

Magna Carta, signed by King John in 1215, did not settle the disputes between the monarch and his barons. John's son, Henry III, reigned for more than 50 turbulent years in which the barons…

From  Ann Nikolai on April 23rd, 2020 0 likes 20 plays 0  

Lecture 2: The Anarchy (1135 - 1153)

William the Conqueror's grandchildren, Empress Matilda and Stephen of Blois, contended with each other for the throne of England when William's last son, Henry I, died without a legitimate…

From  Pamela Camara on April 16th, 2020 0 likes 43 plays 0  

Edward III and his Legacies, No. 2

Henry V, hero of Agincourt (1415), died in 1422 leaving his 9-month old son heir to the crown. After decades of war with France, England's economic and political turmoil came to a head. Magnates…

From  Ann Nikolai on March 29th, 2020 0 likes 60 plays 0  

The Wars of the Roses: Edward IV Becomes King (1461-1470) (Session 7)

This episode: Edward IV becomes the king after defeating the Lancastrians in a few key battles. His surprising marriage to Elizabeth Woodville upsets Warwick the Kingmaker's tidy arrangements…

From  Ann Nikolai on March 19th, 2020 0 likes 65 plays 0  

The Wars of the Roses: Readeption (1470-1471) (Session 6)

This episode: Don't blink or you'll miss Henry VI's reassumption of the throne. Plus some character descriptions of key players and a chance to imagine yourself in London, 1471, and…

From  Ann Nikolai on March 18th, 2020 0 likes 36 plays 0  

A Peace to End All Peace? How World War I Ended

Panel discussion featuring Chico State history professors Dr. Laird Easton, Dr. Kate Transchel, and Dr. Najm al-Din Yousefi`There was no preface or instruction manual on the First World War. When…

From  Jeff Layne on November 12th, 2019 0 likes 69 plays 0  

Is the EU the Wrong Direction for Europe in the Modern Age?

Dr. Dean Fairbanks Department of Geography & Planning CSU Chico Dr. Dean Fairbanks explores the possibility of no longer having an established European Union. Although this may be a provocative…

From  Jeff Layne on May 9th, 2019 0 likes 37 plays 0