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August 1914 – The Battle for France
Intriguing new book: Two Titans of Birmingham
The real James Watt – Films and Book
Thrilling heritage regeneration of iconic Black Country site
New films: The Iron Bridge Story
Save the Chance Glassworks
Birmingham Lunar Society – Video conversation with Jenny Uglow
Perfect last minute Christmas gift for history lovers
Exploring Anglo Saxon Mercia – films and books
James Watt: A Great Enlightenment Man – video
James Watt – a revolutionary player and scientist – videos
Warriors, Warlords and Saints – New Book
Guided tour of the Great Exhibition in a talk for History West Midlands
An on air companion for history buffs
Special weekend: Telling the story of lighthouses
James Watt: Inventing the modern world – two films
First significant new history of Birmingham – Pre-publication offer
A ‘Black Week’ for the British Army
Join guided tour – Great Exhibition 1851
Birmingham – alive with history and heritage
Learn something new about our great city at Birmingham Heritage Week
Warriors, Warlords and Saints: The Anglo Saxon Kingdom of Mercia – New book
Saving Iconic Chance Brothers Glass Works in Smethwick
New Saxon Gold children’s book launch events
Making the Great Exhibition of 1851
7th anniversary of the discovery
Reflections on the Surface: reviewing the River Severn’s history
Exciting plans for Black Country Living Museum
Saving a Black Country icon: New trust launched
Reginald Mitchell: Father of the Spitfire
New video: Story of the real Peaky Blinders continues
Staffordshire Hoard featured tonight on BBC Four’s Digging For Britain
Famous Anglo Saxon treasures visiting Leeds and Bristol
Glass in Stourbridge – rise, fall and renaissance
Launch of new People’s History of the NHS website
Lloyds Bank – a family affair in the Industrial Revolution
Birmingham political oratory – book launch tomorrow
Invitation to book launch – Speeches that changed Britain
Children’s book tells Saxon hoard story
Lighting the world – Chance Brothers family story
Cadbury’s – a Birmingham icon’s story told by Carl Chinn
Revolutionary Players: Unique digital resource – now available
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Invitation – Smethwick Voices – Chance’s Glass
Film: Celebrating 300 years of faith in Birmingham
Prestigious award for Staffordshire Hoard Team
Great gifts for lovers of history in the West Midlands
Special Bonus Subscription offer: Limited time
Francis Brett Young – Life in the Black Country
Deritend – Walking through Birmingham history with Carl Chinn
Beyond religion: Non-conformism – Shaping Black Country life
An untold story – how industrial pollution affected Black Country lives
Exploring Birmingham’s Centenary Square with Carl Chinn
Cruel world of the Black Country nailmakers – audio podcast
Becoming a Brummie – A sound journey with Carl Chinn
Audio podcast: How geology shaped the Black Country’s history
The wonder of Anglo-Saxon craftsmanship
Expanded programme – How the Black Country lit up the world
Great gift ideas for Father’s Day
Staffordshire Hoard Podcast – Inside the mind of the Mercian warrior
New audio series – Unlocking the secrets of the Staffordshire Hoard
Revealing secrets of West Midlands and Napoleonic Wars
Unique event – How the Black Country lit up the world
300 years at the heart – The Church that became a Cathedral
Book Launch – Fortunes of War
New book now available – Fortunes of War
Building the first inter-city rail link
New Spitfire Gallery: Made in Birmingham
Uncovering the Black Country and its people – First audio podcast
Black Country Lives: Unique audio series begins
Walking with Carl Chinn: In Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter
Curator’s Choice – Staffordshire Hoard Unique window into Anglo Saxon England
World Class – Birmingham’s Pre-Raphaelite collection
World Class – Birmingham’s collection of Baroque Art
Lavish craftsmanship of Seventh Century Anglo Saxon Bible
Birmingham’s ‘unknown’ collection: Islamic and South Asian Art
Passed down across generations of Anglo Saxon warriors? A sword’s silver pommel
Video tour of new Staffordshire Hoard Gallery – Birmingham
Register now for exciting free History Podcasts
Unique views of Birmingham Cathedral and beautiful window
An urgent appeal from Birmingham Museum Trust for your support
An ideal late Christmas present
Xmas in Brum with Carl Chinn – Podcast
Historic Birmingham Town Hall painting ‘comes home’
History West Midlands illuminates Birmingham Town Hall this festive season
Carl Chinn’s back on airwaves: New podcast
Special Christmas gift ideas from History West Midlands
New and expanded History West Midlands for the New Year
Glittering warrior sword from Staffordshire Hoard
Peaky blinders Invitation – An evening with Carl Chinn
Secrets of Anglo-Saxon Gold – Revealed in exciting new study at British Museum
Boulton memorial unveiled in Westminster Abbey
New Staffordshire Hoard gallery opens today in Birmingham
A place of art for 200 years – Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
Untying the Anglo Saxon knot: Staffordshire Hoard conservation
New Film: Why the British Army was so effective in 1914
Film: Dramatic Anglo Saxon fish and eagle from Hoard
Devolution for Cities: Lessons from Chamberlain
In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon’s Wars – A video invite from Jenny Uglow
New film – Can you help to solve this Anglo-Saxon mystery?
Save the Wedgwood Collection
Mysterious Anglo Saxon golden snakes – New film
A special guest evening: Life in Britain during the Napoleonic Wars
Following the men who made the modern world
Things that go pop – An exciting evening of fun inspired by Joseph Priestley
Anglo Saxon treasures – Gift package
New film: Princely seax knife shows sophisticated craftsmanship of Anglo Saxon England
Films & special issue: The fascinating world of Anglo Saxon Mercia revealed
50 year ago – Campbell breaks world land speed record
Joseph Chamberlain – An Icon of Birmingham
New episode: Filigree Pommel Cap
New video: Bringing a smile to everyone’s face
Episode 2: Anglo Saxon psychological warfare?
New films and other news
New films: Beasts, Birds and Gods, Understanding the art of the Anglo Saxons
Commemorating Birmingham’s iconic mayor
Forgotten sculptor who created many of Birmingham’s landmarks
Reflections on the surface: Illuminating the powerful history of the river Severn
Commemorating Jo Chamberlain
Focusing on History where you live
New film: Civic pride and education in stained glass
Chance Brothers: pioneering glassmaking technology
New film – The Portland Vase – an enigma in glass
Publishers of History West Midlands have moved
New film The Staffordshire Hoard: the story so far
New edition now available online and in print
Sally Hoban appointed research editor of History West Midlands films
New films: Contrasting Black Country
New free guide to Lunar Society
Special Review: Black Country Lives
New film: Remarkable life of freed slave who became a famous Baptist minister
New Video: Visiting 19C Black Country
New films, men & women who shaped Birmingham & Black Country
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