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Author: Oliver O'Brien & John Jefferies

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A discussion of History and Politics from teachers at Warwick School. We aim to produce a podcast once a fortnight during term time. Topics will tend towards the last 200 years, but we will sometimes go back further into History.
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John and Olly talk about the United States' seventh president - Andrew Jackson - and whether he was America's craziest president. 
Russian Civil War

Russian Civil War

2021-10-0242:35

John and Olly are joined by OW Eben Shadbolt and a fascinating discussion on the Russian Civil War follows. 
Richard III

Richard III

2021-09-1440:02

John and Olly discuss their holiday travels and historical reading before talking about the most infamous of Medieval Kings - Richard III
John and Olly discuss Britain's foreign policy aims and policies since 1945. At the end we also look at the present outlook for the UK. 
A special episode here as John and I talk to boys and a member of staff about the legacy of the British Empire in Kenya. We learnt a lot in the discussions. 
Listen to John and Ollydiscuss the legacy of Clem Attlee's. Widely regarded as the most transformational government in British History, it was also a tough time to be living in Britain. Was it Britain's' Greatest Ever Government'? To email in suggestions, comments or questions:j.jefferies@warwickschool.org o.obrien@warwickschool.org
Gettysburg

Gettysburg

2021-06-1359:03

John and Olly discuss the pivotal battle of the American Civil War - Gettysburg. Why was there a civil war? Why did Gettysburg happen? Could Pickett's charge have succeeded? And finally, there is an epilogue where you can listen to us discuss the legacy of the Civil War, memory, memorials and statues. 
John Jefferies and Olly O'Brien are joined by Warwick School legend Robert Hudson to discuss his experiences of the 1964 and 1970 general elections. The three of us then discuss if the Labour Party have any hope of winning the next election. 
We take you through all of Tony Blair's foreign interventions and discuss the one that defines him the most. Iraq. 
Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

2021-05-1334:58

John Jefferies and Olly O'Brien discuss Margaret Thatcher. How important was she? Why was she unique? Is the era of Thatcherism now over?
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