The Glorious Revolution: and the Birth of Modern Britain 1685-1710

Ref: C2226608

The Glorious Revolution of 1689 is seen as a defining moment on the history of the British Isles. It saw the removal of one Catholic King and his replacement by Protestants William III and Mary II. However, the revolutions would also have a long-term impact on the development of the state, commerce, religion and culture over the next century. This course will seek to ask the question why James II fell from power. After outlining the revolution itself, It will address the main features of the revolution and its political settlement, before examining the long-term consequences of 1689 for Britain.

Additional information about this course

Half term break on 01/11/2019

Course aim

The Glorious Revolution of 1689 is seen as a defining moment on the history of the British Isles.This course will provide an introduction on the causes of the revolution, its course, before detailing its long-term consequences.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • To evaluate the causes of the Glorious Revolution and why James fell from power
  • To identify the main features of the political settlement
  • To examine the main consequences of 1689 on the British state, commerce, religion and culture

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

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

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The Glorious Revolution: and the Birth of Modern Britain 1685-1710

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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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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