Monarchy and People II: England 1348-1485

Ref: C3746783

This class will look at the weakness of the monarchy in the late fourteenth and fifteenth century and how this led to the Wars of the Roses. It will consider economic developments in the period, including the long term impact of the Black Death. It will also look at Christianity and the church in the late Middle Ages.

Course aim

To introduce students to the principal events in the political, religious and economic history of England in the late Middle Ages.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for anyone with an interest in history who would like to improve their knowledge of the period.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Briefly describe the causes of the Wars of the Roses
  • Briefly describe the principal personalities among the monarchy and nobility and their part in the Wars of the Roses
  • Briefly describe the major developments in the economic and social history of the period
  • Briefly describe the dissatisfaction with the church and the beginnings of religious dissent in the period.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Note taking is not required, but students who wish to take notes will need to bring suitable writing materials.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Monarchy and People II: England 1348-1485

Conditions

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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
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