Reformation and Revolt

Ref: C3675094

The Reformation in England was about far more then the King's desire for a male heir. It brought an end to the medieval way of life and heralded many social, political and economic changes in the country no more so than in the north, which, being rather more conservative and independent minded, saw opposition to the King's plans with dramatic results. Come along to a relaxed and enjoyable class to learn more. Not just an academic study, but a look at the lives of those involved and how they adapted or not as the case may be to the changes.

Course aim

The course will outline changes in society brought about by the Reformation with specific reference to the north of England, the people involved and the unrest the changes caused.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Describe what life was like at the end of the medieval period in England
  • Identify the changes brought about in society by the Reformation
  • Explain how the Reformation affected lives in north of England with reference to named people and families.
  • Explain how and why the changes were opposed and with what result.
  • Give an overview of the long term implications of the Reformation for the Church, the administration of the country, education and people from all classes of society.

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
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

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

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

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Reformation and Revolt

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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
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