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ROMANIA: 1920-2020

The First World War was an event whose ripples reach out to us over a century after it ended. The war saw the collapse of three empires:...

FRANCE REBORN: 1944 - Present Day

France faced a number of serious problems after Liberation in 1944/45. First and foremost was the necessity of forming a democratic...

Occupied France: The Dark Years 1940-44

Following the period of 'The Phoney War' from September 1939 until May 1940, it took little more than a month for what Churchill called...

JW3: Au Revoir

For all my students past and present who came to my lectures at LJCC and then subsequently to JW3. There wasn't a proper opportunity of...

COWS, CATS, & CANARIES

Blurb for next Friday's one off talk at JW3 and on zoom when the class will be visited for a few minutes by a VIP visitor to JW3. This is...

UKRAINE: From Independence to War

Red Square, Christmas Day 1991 Ukraine Independence 1991 President follows President from 1991 to 2019 Corruption follows Corruption Pro...

France: The Last Monarchies 1814-70

It should be no surprise to learn that Louis XVI's two younger brothers, Louis XVIII and Charles X, returned to the throne of France...

JW3, Thurs 1 Dec

UKRAINE 1945-91: The Soviet Years A shorter synopsis than usual but covering nearly half a century of Soviet repression. Immediate...

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