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Acts and Facts Season 1

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S01 E01

Jan 11, 2021
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1936 Abdication Crisis Jan 11, 2021 Historian Kate Williams delivers a short lecture on King Edward VIII renouncing the throne to marry the American divorcee Wallis Simpson in 1936.

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S01 E02

Jan 11, 2021
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Devolution Jan 11, 2021 Professor Vernon Bogdanor delivering a short lecture on the creation of a Scottish Parliament and an Assembly for Wales.

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S01 E03

Feb 12, 2021
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Warren Hastings Feb 12, 2021 Historian Sean Lang delivers a short lecture on Warren Hastings, who was tried for impeachment over what was claimed to be his corrupt government of India.

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S01 E04

Jan 13, 2021
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1916 Military Service Jan 13, 2021 Historian Kate Williams delivers a short lecture on King Edward VIII renouncing the throne to marry the American divorcee Wallis Simpson in 1936.

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S01 E05

Jan 14, 2021
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1975 European Referendum Jan 14, 2021 Professor Vernon Bogdanor delivering a short lecture on the 1975 referendum held to either confirm the UKs membership of the Common Market or leave it.

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S01 E06

Jan 14, 2021
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The 1832 Reform Act Jan 14, 2021 Historian Kate Williams on the 1832 Reform Act, which widened the franchise for general elections, created constituencies in new cities and abolished the 'rotten boroughs'.

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S01 E07

Jan 17, 2021
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1931 National Government Jan 17, 2021 Professor Vernon Bogdanor on the 1931 National Government formed by Labour leader Ramsay MacDonald to avoid a general election during a financial crisis.

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S01 E08

Jan 19, 2021
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1935 Government of India Act Jan 19, 2021 Historian Sean Lang delivers a short lecture on the 1935 Government of India Act, which granted India a degree of self-government.

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S01 E09

Jan 19, 2021
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1876 Royal Titles Act Jan 19, 2021 Historian Sean Lang delivers a short lecture on the 1876 Royal Titles Act, which gave Queen Victoria the title of Empress of India.

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S01 E10

Jan 26, 2021
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1534 Act of Supremacy Jan 26, 2021 A short lecture by historian Kate Williams on the 1534 Act of Supremacy which made Henry VIII the head of the church in England.

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S01 E11

Feb 6, 2021
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1911 Parliament Act Feb 6, 2021 Professor Vernon Bogdanor gives a short lecture on the 1911 Parliament Act which established the primacy of the House of Commons over the House of Lords.

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S01 E12

Jan 11, 2021
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Charles I Jan 11, 2021 How can Parliament kill a king? Historian Kate Williams delivers a short lecture on how Parliament challenged the divine right of kings in 1649 and put Charles I on trial for high treason.

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S01 E13

Jan 22, 2021
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Indian Independence Act 1947 Jan 22, 2021 Historian Sean Lang delivers a short lecture on the 1947 Indian Independence Act which partitioned British India into the two new dominions of India and Pakistan.

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S01 E14

Jan 28, 2021
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1707 Act of Union Jan 28, 2021 Historian Kate Williams delivers a short lecture on the 1707 Act of Union between Scotland and England.

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