The Plantagenets - the Real Game of Thrones 2

Ref: C2225718

The bloody centuries that inspired the Game of Thrones. Bitter intrigue, rivalry and murder that is the truth, not fiction: father against son, husband against wife and brother against brother. From the English empire in France to the bitter dynastic struggle that was the Wars of the Roses. Over eight generations they produced the most celebrated and worst kings and queens that this country has ever seen; controversial Henry II, brave King Richard, bad King John, the Black Prince – this is the dynasty that really invented England. The Plantagenets saw England emerge from the Dark Ages to become a highly organised kingdom that spanned a vast expanse of Europe.

Course aim

To be able to explain some of the forces of change in Plantagenet England To develop and extend knowledge and understanding of the period between 1100 and 1461

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:

  • To develop an interest in and enthusiasm for history and an understanding of its intrinsic value and significance
  • To develop the ability to ask relevant questions about the past and investigate them critically using a range of sources
  • To actively engage in the process of historical enquiry to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers
  • To draw parallels with the past seeing their relevance in the modern world.
  • To assess the significance of individuals, events, developments and ideas from the past

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
  • You will be encouraged to share your ideas and views with others.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Assessment and feedback will be through oral contribution 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
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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The Plantagenets - the Real Game of Thrones 2


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