Synopses for my two JW3 Zoom lectures, 22nd October
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1940: Make or Break Year
10 May 1940 - Churchill takes over from Chamberlain
22 June 1940 - Fall/Surrender of France
Dunkirk: 'Deliverance not Victory'
Battle of Britain (and its myths)
Voices from the Battle
Blitz and Leadership
Further Reading List:
Last Hope Island by Lynne Olson
Darkest Hour by Anthony McCarten
Cabinet's Finest Hour by David Owen
The Oaken Heart by Margery Allingham
Witness to War ed. Richard Aldrich
The Second World War Vol 2 by Winston Churchill
Plus: Also see last week's list.
1714: A Year of Choice
A sideways introduction: Parallels with today
1700 Act of Settlement
Questions of Definition
The problem defined
Two Tories at war: Robert Harley (Earl of Oxford) and Henry St John (Visc. Bolingbroke)
A Party divided
4 General Elections: 1705, 1710, 1713, 1714
Tory humiliation, Jacobitism's path to oblivion, Whig supremacy
Origins of office of Prime Minister and emergence of the first 'nearly man'
The Jacobite Movement by Sir Charles Petrie
Jacobitism and Tory Politics by D. Szechi
One of my own blogs (www.talkhistorian.com) Politicians don't change! [simply scroll down on the blog page until you reach it]