The Plantagenet Kings England 1100-1216

Ref: C3842514

When the White Ship sank in 1120 the son and heir of Henry I was drowned. Henry's only other legitimate child was his daughter Matilda. Henry wanted her to succeed him but the outcome from 1135-1154 was civil war between Matilda and her cousin Stephen. Eventually though it would be Matilda's son who would inherit the throne as Henry II in 1154 as the first of the Plantagenet kings Most people wanted to forget the reigns of Stephen and later bad King John This course examines the period of these rulers and the changes and developments in England in the High Middle Ages

Course aim

To provide an overview of the history of England from 1100-1216. The course will focus on the reigns of the kings from Henry I to King John and the social, religious and political events of the period

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 major features of the rule of each of the kings from 1100-1216
  • Discuss in class the major social changes that took place at this time
  • Read in translation a number of important texts from this period and discuss the implications in small groups in class

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 may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support 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

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

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The Plantagenet Kings England 1100-1216

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