The Viking Age Scotland and the Irish Sea Provinces
Viking warriors from Scandinavia began to attack the coasts of western Europe towards the end of the eighth century. Christian writers registered their shock and horror at these raids by pagans upon monasteries, churches and royal sites. The raiders were mobile, using highly manoeuvrable light-weight sailing ships, which could also be rowed. They caught te armies of the Christian kingdoms unprepared, lacking the organisation to deal with them effectively. But there was much more to the Vikings t
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I started in Cov - Jeremy Vine
Jeremy is a British journalist and news presenter for the BBC. He is known for his direct interview style and exclusive reporting from war-torn areas throughout Africa. He is the current host of the BBC Radio 2 program, Jeremy Vine, which presents news, views, and interviews with live guests. He began his journalistic career in Coventry, working for the Coventry Evening Telegraph.
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The US Industrial Growth (Pre-Civil War)
This video is accompanied by text. "In the eighteenth century, British inventors perfected a series of machines for mass production of textiles, which initiated the European Industrial Revolution and gave Britain a head start in industrial production. For many years, the British carefully guarded their industrial secrets, forbidding the export of machines or even descriptions of them and restricting the departure of informed mechanics. The British could not keep its secrets forever, and in 1789,
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Guide to the Records of the Civic Club of Allegheny County, 1896-1967
The mission of The Civic Club of Allegheny County has been "to promote by education and organized non-partisan effort a higher public spirit and better social order." This collection contains Civic Club by-laws and constitution; minutes of annual, board of directors, and committee meetings; records documenting The Civic Clubs's legislative campaigns and social services; and voter directories for general and primary elections between 1930 and 1973.
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Interactive timeline on Anglo-Dutch relations (50 BC to 1830)
This interactive multimedial timeline on Anglo-Dutch relations from antiquity to 1830, uses MIT’s Simile technology and is based on the manuscript 'The Stranger’s case : a timeline of Cross-Channel Interactions' by Jaap Harskamp, curator of the Dutch and Flemish collections at the British Library, in which he has compiled and annotated a comprehensive list of over 800 events relating to Anglo-Dutch relations throughout the centuries. It is part of the Open Learning Environment in early moder
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Prof. Nick Childs - 'History of Brass Bands - The Golden Period'
The repertoire played by bands has altered radically over many years. However, commissioning bodies have always been governed by a desire to attract the leading mainstream composers of the day to write original material for the medium. The so-called 'Golden Period', spanning the period between the Great Depression and the Second World War, encapsulates this ambition at its most successful. A sequence of seminal works, by John Ireland, Gustav Holst, Granville Bantock, Herbert Howells, and Sir Edw
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Guest Lecture: Senator George Mitchell - Olof Palme Memorial Peace
The University, in association with Leeds City Council and Leeds Peace Links groups, recently hosted the Leeds International Olof Palme Memorial Peace Lecture. CND Vice-President, Bruce Kent, delivered this year's lecture, The Global Elimination of Nuclear Weapons - Possibilities & Practicalities, at the Banqueting Suite at Leeds Civic Hall. Bruce Kent has been a life-long advocate for the campaign of total nuclear disarmament. At 80 years of age he remains dedicated to global peace being also t
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How and why we do mathematical proofs
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The aim of this short unit is to motivate students to understand why we might want to do proofs (why proofs are important and how they can help us) and to help students with some of the relatively routine aspects of doing proofs. In particular, the student will learn the following: * proofs can help you to really see why a result is true; * problems that are easy to state can be
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Government of the UK and Ireland
The module is designed to provoke thought, challenge preconceptions, stimulate questions about the nature of government in the UK and Ireland. Thus, it considers key concepts such as political culture, socialisation, devolution, and governance. This module aims to provoke thought, challenge preconceptions, stimulate questions and to nourish inquisitive minds more than to provide a set diet of ready-made `answers'. What are the contextual parameters within which modern government functions? What
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Texas Tech Gives Pointers On Science and Technology Research Funding to Iraqi Delegation
Hamid Ahmed, an advisor to Iraq's Prime Minister on Higher Education, came with a delegation from Iraq to Texas Tech University. They learned how research universities fund science, technology and engineering as they look to bolster Iraq's research universities.
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The Fall of France - Documentary part 2 of 12
This is the second part of the documentary. It shows the time when Warsaw surrendered and refers to the French and British declaration of war on Germany. There is reference to the position of the French and British troops and how there was not direct confrontation for months.
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Joe Clark (Part 2): Talking Management
Karl Moore talks management with Joe Clark, Former Prime Minister of Canada.
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1.2.5 Stage 3: Details

Examine in more detail the explanations surrounding the numbers or diagram. Check the small print to make sure you aren't drawing the wrong conclusions. Are the axes of diagrams clearly labelled, and do you understand what they mean? (Axes, pronounced ‘axease’ is the plural of axis. Axes are the vertical and horizontal lines against which lines on a graph or bars on a chart are plotted. They must be labelled to tell you what courses you are counting in.) If there is shading on the
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The Story of Television, Part 1 of 2
This is a history of British TV broadcast TV and is suitable for high school students. Slightly pixelated (blurry). Run time 07:22.
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Pareek bowl
Cream pottery with silver, yellow , orange and green geometric designs and stripes. Gold stripe 1cm below rim on inside. Maker: Johnson Bros - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Is neo-liberalism doomed?
Is neo-liberalism doomed? Senator Yves Leterme, Former Prime Minister of Belgium, compares the Anglo-Saxon and the Rhineland models of socio-economic development. The current economic crisis, he believes, stems from an overpurification of neo-liberalism, which saw many economies move from over-regulation, to de-regulation, to self-regulation to non-regulation. The cure? A blending of the best of the Anglo-Saxon and Rhineland systems. Senator Leterme explains how.
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Eritrean People's Liberation Front
Excerpt from a British film on the Eritrea People's Liberation Front showing the tough training regime, and physical labor, expected of all soldiers.
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Romantic-Era Songs
This not-for-profit site is intended to make vocal music and lyrics of the of the early 19th century in the British Isles, Europe, Canada, the United States, and Australia more accessible. It includes contemporary music of the period and later settings (e.g., Brian Holmes's complete score for Death's Jest Book and Lori Lange's settings of Byron lyrics).
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"A society of patriotic ladies."
Cheap prints depicting current events were in great demand in both England and the colonies. This 1775 British print presented a scene in Edenton, North Carolina. Fifty-one women signed a declaration in support of nonimportation, swearing not to drink tea or purchase other British imports. Boycotts ...
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Actions speak louder than words.
"The Land of Liberty" was the ironic title of this cartoon published in an 1847 edition of the British satirical weekly Punch. As the cartoon suggests, Americans faced a number of dilemmas and crises that came to revolve around the institution of slavery and its expansion into the West. As slavery became ...
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