Charles II and the Restoration of the Stuart Kingdoms

Ref: C2225374

Seen as the reign of the merry monarch and a joyful reaction to horrors of the civil war, the Restoration (1660-85) was a formative time in the shaping of modern Britain. This course aims to provide an overview of the main events of 1660-85 focusing on the Restoration settlement itself, the tragedy of war, plague and fire in the 1660s, and the rise of conflict between King and Parliament which culminated in the Exclusion Crisis.

Course aim

This course will provide an overview of the reign of Charles II, focusing on the growing conflict between Charles's vision of rule with many of those in parliament and those who held radical religious beliefs which culminated in the Exclusion Crisis

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:

  • identify the main elements of the 'Restoration settlement'
  • evaluate the reasons for division and conflict between King and parliament during the reign
  • identify the main features of nonconformity and its development in the Restoration
  • to evaluate the impact of the Exclusion Crisis during the Restoration

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?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Charles II and the Restoration of the Stuart Kingdoms

Enrolment Conditions

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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