Family Fortunes:Winners and Losers in the North East Reformation Era 1500-1603

Ref: C3672569

The Tudor Reformation period was one of the most turbulent in our history. Come along and find out how it affected families in the north east - those who benefited and those who suffered, those who conformed and those who rebelled, the traditional and those who wanted change - from the merchant classes in Newcastle, to those in the Bishop's service in Durham, to the Catholic families of Yorkshire who hid priests to preserve their way of life. Whilst an overview of the national situation will be included, we will look at many practical examples of north east families and their lives.

Course aim

To examine how society changed in the Tudor period with specific reference to a wide variety of families in the north east, stretching from Newcastle to York and their experiences.

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:

  • Describe how society changed in the Tudor period.
  • Explain how change affected specific families in the north east, defined as the area between Newcastle and York.
  • Explain how change developed in different directions in different parts of the north east.
  • Examine the broader issue of whether change was welcomed, and if not, how people reacted.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the foundations were being laid for further change in the future.

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 is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • A list of resources for further study will be supplied at each class.

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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Family Fortunes:Winners and Losers in the North East Reformation Era 1500-1603

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  • 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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