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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Anglo Saxons

The wealth of Anglo Saxon MerciaThe wealth of Anglo Saxon Mercia
The wealth of Anglo Saxon Mercia
Warlords of Anglo Saxon MerciaWarlords of Anglo Saxon Mercia
Warlords of Anglo Saxon Mercia
How Christianity changed MerciaHow Christianity changed Mercia
How Christianity changed Mercia
Explore the Anglo Saxon Kingdom of MerciaExplore the Anglo Saxon Kingdom of Mercia
Explore the Anglo Saxon Kingdom of Mercia
A sword’s silver pommelA sword’s silver pommel
A sword’s silver pommel
Video tour of new Staffordshire Hoard Gallery – BirminghamVideo tour of new Staffordshire Hoard Gallery – Birmingham
Video tour of new Staffordshire Hoard Gallery – Birmingham
Lavish craftsmanship of Seventh Century Anglo Saxon BibleLavish craftsmanship of Seventh Century Anglo Saxon Bible
Lavish craftsmanship of Seventh Century Anglo Saxon Bible
8. Suite of Sword Fittings8. Suite of Sword Fittings
8. Suite of Sword Fittings
Secrets of Anglo-Saxon Gold – Revealed in exciting new study at British MuseumSecrets of Anglo-Saxon Gold – Revealed in exciting new study at British Museum
Secrets of Anglo-Saxon Gold – Revealed in exciting new study at British Museum
New Staffordshire Hoard gallery opens today in BirminghamNew Staffordshire Hoard gallery opens today in Birmingham
New Staffordshire Hoard gallery opens today in Birmingham
Untying the Anglo Saxon knot: Staffordshire Hoard conservationUntying the Anglo Saxon knot: Staffordshire Hoard conservation
Untying the Anglo Saxon knot: Staffordshire Hoard conservation
Dramatic golden fish and eagle: A link to Anglo Saxon kings?Dramatic golden fish and eagle: A link to Anglo Saxon kings?
Dramatic golden fish and eagle: A link to Anglo Saxon kings?
6. The Mystery Object6. The Mystery Object
6. The Mystery Object
5. The Gold Snakes5. The Gold Snakes
5. The Gold Snakes
Princely seax knife shows sophisticated craftsmanship of Anglo Saxon EnglandPrincely seax knife shows sophisticated craftsmanship of Anglo Saxon England
Princely seax knife shows sophisticated craftsmanship of Anglo Saxon England
Episode 3: The Filigree Pommel CapEpisode 3: The Filigree Pommel Cap
Episode 3: The Filigree Pommel Cap
Episode 2: Anglo Saxon psychological warfare?Episode 2: Anglo Saxon psychological warfare?
Episode 2: Anglo Saxon psychological warfare?
Episode 1: The Great Gold CrossEpisode 1: The Great Gold Cross
Episode 1: The Great Gold Cross
Beasts, Birds and Gods – Interpreting the Staffordshire HoardBeasts, Birds and Gods – Interpreting the Staffordshire Hoard
Beasts, Birds and Gods – Interpreting the Staffordshire Hoard
The Staffordshire Hoard – Unveiling the story so far…The Staffordshire Hoard – Unveiling the story so far…
The Staffordshire Hoard – Unveiling the story so far…

Birmingham

Two Titans, One City – Joseph Chamberlain, George Cadbury and BirminghamTwo Titans, One City – Joseph Chamberlain, George Cadbury and Birmingham
Two Titans, One City – Joseph Chamberlain, George Cadbury and Birmingham
James Watt’s workshop – Inventing the modern worldJames Watt’s workshop – Inventing the modern world
James Watt’s workshop – Inventing the modern world
How Birmingham gang fought on Britain’s racecoursesHow Birmingham gang fought on Britain’s racecourses
How Birmingham gang fought on Britain’s racecourses
Celebrating 300 years of faith in Birmingham – The Church which became a CathedralCelebrating 300 years of faith in Birmingham – The Church which became a Cathedral
Celebrating 300 years of faith in Birmingham – The Church which became a Cathedral
300 years at the heart: The Church that became a Cathedral – Audio tour300 years at the heart: The Church that became a Cathedral – Audio tour
300 years at the heart: The Church that became a Cathedral – Audio tour
Building the first inter-city rail link – The story of the London and Birmingham RailwayBuilding the first inter-city rail link – The story of the London and Birmingham Railway
Building the first inter-city rail link – The story of the London and Birmingham Railway
Excitement of flying the SpitfireExcitement of flying the Spitfire
Excitement of flying the Spitfire
Keeping Spitfires flyingKeeping Spitfires flying
Keeping Spitfires flying
Spitfires – An iconic legacySpitfires – An iconic legacy
Spitfires – An iconic legacy
Spitfires – A West Midlands iconSpitfires – A West Midlands icon
Spitfires – A West Midlands icon
How Spitfires were made in BirminghamHow Spitfires were made in Birmingham
How Spitfires were made in Birmingham
Birmingham Cathedral 2015 Tercentenary – New film coming soonBirmingham Cathedral 2015 Tercentenary – New film coming soon
Birmingham Cathedral 2015 Tercentenary – New film coming soon
Unique views of Birmingham Cathedral and beautiful windowUnique views of Birmingham Cathedral and beautiful window
Unique views of Birmingham Cathedral and beautiful window
Historic Birmingham Town Hall painting ‘comes home’Historic Birmingham Town Hall painting ‘comes home’
Historic Birmingham Town Hall painting ‘comes home’
300 Years of Faith – Birmingham Cathedral in 2015300 Years of Faith – Birmingham Cathedral in 2015
300 Years of Faith – Birmingham Cathedral in 2015
A place of art for 200 years – Royal Birmingham Society of ArtistsA place of art for 200 years – Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
A place of art for 200 years – Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
The Lunar Society Trail: Following the men who made the modern worldThe Lunar Society Trail: Following the men who made the modern world
The Lunar Society Trail: Following the men who made the modern world
Joseph Chamberlain – An Icon of BirminghamJoseph Chamberlain – An Icon of Birmingham
Joseph Chamberlain – An Icon of Birmingham
William Bloye – Birmingham and Black Country LivesWilliam Bloye – Birmingham and Black Country Lives
William Bloye – Birmingham and Black Country Lives
New film: Civic pride and education in stained glassNew film: Civic pride and education in stained glass
New film: Civic pride and education in stained glass
Joseph Chamberlain – Man, Politician and IconJoseph Chamberlain – Man, Politician and Icon
Joseph Chamberlain – Man, Politician and Icon
Peter Thomas Stanford: Remarkable life of freed slave who became a famous Baptist ministerPeter Thomas Stanford: Remarkable life of freed slave who became a famous Baptist minister
Peter Thomas Stanford: Remarkable life of freed slave who became a famous Baptist minister
Julius Alfred Chatwin – Birmingham and Black Country LivesJulius Alfred Chatwin – Birmingham and Black Country Lives
Julius Alfred Chatwin – Birmingham and Black Country Lives
Kathleen Dayus – Birmingham and Black Country LivesKathleen Dayus – Birmingham and Black Country Lives
Kathleen Dayus – Birmingham and Black Country Lives
Carl Chinn – The real ‘Peaky Blinders’Carl Chinn – The real ‘Peaky Blinders’
Carl Chinn – The real ‘Peaky Blinders’
The Birmingham Cut Nail IndustryThe Birmingham Cut Nail Industry
The Birmingham Cut Nail Industry

Black Country

Chance Brothers: A beacon of hope for the Black CountryChance Brothers: A beacon of hope for the Black Country
Chance Brothers: A beacon of hope for the Black Country
Chance Brothers: pioneering glassmaking technologyChance Brothers: pioneering glassmaking technology
Chance Brothers: pioneering glassmaking technology
The Portland Vase – an enigma in glassThe Portland Vase – an enigma in glass
The Portland Vase – an enigma in glass
Sir Alfred Owen – Birmingham and Black Country LivesSir Alfred Owen – Birmingham and Black Country Lives
Sir Alfred Owen – Birmingham and Black Country Lives
Stained glass artist Florence Camm – Birmingham and Black Country LivesStained glass artist Florence Camm – Birmingham and Black Country Lives
Stained glass artist Florence Camm – Birmingham and Black Country Lives
Elihu Burritt – Birmingham and Black Country LivesElihu Burritt – Birmingham and Black Country Lives
Elihu Burritt – Birmingham and Black Country Lives
Birmingham and Black Country LivesBirmingham and Black Country Lives
Birmingham and Black Country Lives

Iron Bridge

The Story of the Iron Bridge – Building the BridgeThe Story of the Iron Bridge – Building the Bridge
The Story of the Iron Bridge – Building the Bridge
The story of the Iron Bridge – The birth of The bridgeThe story of the Iron Bridge – The birth of The bridge
The story of the Iron Bridge – The birth of The bridge

James Watt

James Watt – A great Enlightenment ManJames Watt – A great Enlightenment Man
James Watt – A great Enlightenment Man
James Watt – 18th Century scientist and revolutionary playerJames Watt – 18th Century scientist and revolutionary player
James Watt – 18th Century scientist and revolutionary player
James Watt’s workshop – Inventing the modern worldJames Watt’s workshop – Inventing the modern world
James Watt’s workshop – Inventing the modern world

Lunar Society

The friends who changed the world – Birmingham’s Lunar SocietyThe friends who changed the world – Birmingham’s Lunar Society
The friends who changed the world – Birmingham’s Lunar Society
The Lunar Society Trail: Following the men who made the modern worldThe Lunar Society Trail: Following the men who made the modern world
The Lunar Society Trail: Following the men who made the modern world
Erasmus Darwin, the ScientistErasmus Darwin, the Scientist
Erasmus Darwin, the Scientist
Erasmus Darwin, At the Heart of the Lichfield EnlightenmentErasmus Darwin, At the Heart of the Lichfield Enlightenment
Erasmus Darwin, At the Heart of the Lichfield Enlightenment
Lichfield, City of PhilosophersLichfield, City of Philosophers
Lichfield, City of Philosophers
Industry and Genius: John Baskerville & the beauty of lettersIndustry and Genius: John Baskerville & the beauty of letters
Industry and Genius: John Baskerville & the beauty of letters
Matthew Boulton: Selling what all the world desiresMatthew Boulton: Selling what all the world desires
Matthew Boulton: Selling what all the world desires
Matthew Boulton helped to shape the life of eighteenth-century BirminghamMatthew Boulton helped to shape the life of eighteenth-century Birmingham
Matthew Boulton helped to shape the life of eighteenth-century Birmingham

Military Studies

A Black Week for the British armyA Black Week for the British army
A Black Week for the British army
New Film: Why the British Army was so effective in 1914New Film: Why the British Army was so effective in 1914
New Film: Why the British Army was so effective in 1914

General

Mechanical wonders – The engines that changed the worldMechanical wonders – The engines that changed the world
Mechanical wonders – The engines that changed the world
In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon’s Wars – A video invite from Jenny UglowIn These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon’s Wars – A video invite from Jenny Uglow
In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon’s Wars – A video invite from Jenny Uglow
Roland Emett’s marvellous machines on showRoland Emett’s marvellous machines on show
Roland Emett’s marvellous machines on show
The Shipwreck of the BirkenheadThe Shipwreck of the Birkenhead
The Shipwreck of the Birkenhead