Day School: Three Doomed Queens

Ref: C2224728

This Day School traces the troubled but fascinating lives of Mary Tudor, (Mary1) Lady Jane Grey and Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. We will examine how female monarchs were used and abused by powerful men who could not deny their rights to the throne, but really wish they could! We will consider how these woman were pawns in political games in which they were ultimately expendable

Course aim

Queens were the wives of reigning monarchs in Tudor England. Therefore Mary Tudor, Jane Grey and Mary Stuart found in a man's world that it was very difficult to prove their claim to the throne. We will examine these interlocking lives today.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • discuss the Tudor Royal Family Tree
  • detail three key facts of the life of Mary Tudor
  • discuss the life of Lady Jane Grey
  • discuss the life of Mary Queen of Scots
  • explain what were the overwhelming problems facing women as Queens and what they must avoid to keep their thrones

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Day School: Three Doomed Queens Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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