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    • A History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts

    • By: Robert Bucholz, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert Bucholz
    • Length: 24 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 117
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 110

    During the 229-year period from 1485 to 1714, England transformed itself from a minor feudal state into what has been called "the first modern society" and emerged as the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world. Those years hold a huge and captivating story. The English survived repeated epidemics and famines, one failed invasion and two successful ones, two civil wars, a series of violent religious reformations and counter-reformations, and confrontations with two of the most powerful monarchs on earth, Louis XIV of France and Philip II of Spain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Be ready to press pause ...

    • By Mr on 28-07-14

    Regular price: £49.69

    • London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World

    • By: Robert Bucholz, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert Bucholz
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    No city has had as powerful and as enduring an impact on Western civilization as London. But what made the city the perfect environment for so many great developments? How did London endure the sweeping historical revolutions and disasters without crumbling? Find the answers to these questions and more in these 24 fascinating lectures.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable until..

    • By Dusty Raven on 20-08-15

    Regular price: £32.79

    • Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World

    • By: Robert Bucholz, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert Bucholz
    • Length: 24 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 40

    Beginning with the Renaissance, the culture of the West exploded. Over the next 600 years, rapid innovations in philosophy, technology, economics, military affairs, and politics allowed what had once been a cultural backwater left by the collapse of the Roman Empire to dominate the world. This comprehensive series of 48 lectures by an award-winning teacher and captivating lecturer will show you how - and why - this extraordinary transformation took place.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good overview but far too short.

    • By Mr. An Te on 15-06-17

    Regular price: £49.69