How Parliament works in nearly 60 seconds
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How Parliament works in nearly 60 seconds

Parliament isn’t just some big old building by the Thames Parliament makes laws, debates issues of the day, represents the views of people across the UK and checks and challenges the work of the Government Wait a minute, Parliament isn’t the same as the Government? It’s the Government that takes a leading role in running […]

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The royal weddings that shaped European history
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The royal weddings that shaped European history

The last British royal wedding — between Prince William and Kate Middleton, brought together 1,900 guests, many of whom were pretty high profile people. Footballer David Beckham was there with his wife and fashion designer Victoria Beckham. Elton John was there too. But this photo might be the most impressive of all, because This is […]

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Overview of America
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Overview of America

the United States of America born in 1776 our country is the offspring of a religious based heritage of liberty under law blessed with great natural resources and a pioneer people given to Industry and moral discipline our nation grew to be strong and prosperous and developed the finest governmental system ever devised by man […]

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Romania in World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Special
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Romania in World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Special

Romania joined the First World War in August 1916, and you may well be wondering just what that country was doing while the rest of Europe was at war during the preceding years, and that’s what I’m going to talk about today. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to a Great War special episode about Romania prior […]

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Leadership and the Monarchy
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Leadership and the Monarchy

>>Steve Macaulay: This year we celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Now there are some important lessons that we can learn about leadership. So in the studio today I have a leadership expert, Jon Chapman. Now Jon, we are all familiar with the trappings of monarchy, what does this say about the symbolic role of leadership?>>Jon […]

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The True Cost of the Royal Family Explained
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The True Cost of the Royal Family Explained

Look. At. That. What a waste. That queen, living it off the government in her castles with her corgis. (and gin) Just how much does this cost to maintain? The answer: 40 million pounds. That’s about 65 pence per person per year of tax money going to the royal family. Sure, It’s still twenty-three pence […]

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Monarchy and the American Founding
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Monarchy and the American Founding

In our cultural imagination about the Revolution, we have this idea that there has to have been something democratic and republican about it. That it’s a kind of republican and democratic revolt against the Ancien Régime and monarchical power, and that is so powerful in our historical imagination. But these people–that is, not all of […]

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