Wars of the Roses

Ref: C2224518

This course examines the turbulent period in history when the houses of Lancaster and York fought for control of the English throne, from the death of Edward III (1377) to the reign of Henry VII (from 1485).

Course aim

This course will explore the period when the houses of Lancaster and York fought for control of England, from the death of Edward III to the reign of Henry VII.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Note the reasons why the Wars of the Roses are still considered a significant part of history
  • Discover the stories behind the main players in the Wars of the Roses
  • Explore the impact of the Black Death on the population
  • Observe how the Tudor portrayals of the Wars of the Roses still impact today
  • Discuss how and why the reputation of Richard III has undergone changes over the centuries

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Wars of the Roses Course Outline

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Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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