Riot, Rebellion and Protest in Kent (1380-1700)

Ref: C3743107

There are many instances of rebellion and unrest in Kent history. Some were prompted by economic change, some by religious differences and some by political conflict. This class will look at some well known, and some less well known, examples, considering their causes and the individuals involved. .

Course aim

To inform students about well known and less well known instances of unrest in Kent; to show how they relate to the history of the county and the nation.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • The course is for people interested in the history of Kent who would like to extend their knowledge of this aspect.

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

  • Describe the principal incidents of rebellion
  • Describe how they relate to national events
  • Explain why unrest in Kent always gave particular cause for concern.

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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • Students are encouraged to ask questions and to participate in discussion to check their understanding and to expand their knowledge of the topics studied. Feedback will be informal and delivered as part of the discussion process.

What else do I need to know?

  • Students who wish to take notes will need to bring suitable writing materials.

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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Students may wish to undertake further reading or research relating to the topics discussed.

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Riot, Rebellion and Protest in Kent (1380-1700)

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