Saturday Lecture: Princess Charlotte, the Queen that never was

Ref: C2420029

When Princes Charlotte, the daughter of the Prince Regent, died of childbirth in 1817 at the age of twenty-one, a shocked nation went into deep morning. The child of estranged parents, Charlotte had a disrupted early life and a difficult and rebellious adolescence. But she struck a blow for independence when she married the man of her choice, Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg. Her death created a succession crisis that was only eased by the birth of her cousin, the future Queen Victoria.

Course aim

to study the daughter of the Prince Regent, the first 'people's princess', and assess the importance of her life and early death.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • assess the main events of Princess Charlotte's life
  • understand her dynastic importance as the heiress presumptive to the throne
  • understand why she was so popular

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?

  • The feedback will be appropriate for a three-hour session.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

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?

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Saturday Lecture: Princess Charlotte, the Queen that never was

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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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