Exploring the rich and fascinating past of the historic counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. We uncover the history of the people, ideas and events that shaped the West Midlands and the world beyond.
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History West Midlands

Historians and researchers from the region tell the stories of the people, ideas and innovations which have shaped the historic counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the world beyond.

These stories are told in print, film and online and offer you the chance to explore this fascinating region and its people.
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History West Midlands Saxon Gold
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The West Midlands was at the epicentre of the Industrial Revolution which shaped the World as we know it today. Industrialists, engineers, artists, scientists, philosophers and physicians relentlessly explored the world about them and their enlightened thinking created a new society.

Revolutionary Players provides a unique open-access resource of biographies, images and contemporary documents which tell their stories.

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Oratory that changed Britain

A fascinating
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illustrated book exploring speeches made in Birmingham that changed history.

Meet some of Britain’s most famous orators.

The book reflects the importance of oratory in making a political argument. It may in a sound-bite era be a dying art but these speeches fulfil the first requirement of successful rhetoric, that it be a reasoned argument to persuade its audience.

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