Revival, Rebellion and Revolution Britain 1760-90

Ref: C2226629

The first twenty five or so years of George III long reign saw big changes in Britain. The actions of an inexperienced monarch led to a period of political instability which had to be set against a rising American crisis, the product of an unpopular war. Meanwhile society was being transformed by the birth pangs of an industrial revolution and the transformation of attitudes and behaviour arsing from a religious revival whose influence extended into the twentieth century. All this we will study

Additional information about this course

No half term break

Course aim

The course studies British history between the accession of George III and the loss of the American colonies

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:

  • Identify some factors behind American independence
  • Identify some factors behind industrial change
  • Discuss and describe some of the outcomes of the revival in religion

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 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 or pre course work is required
  • 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

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Revival, Rebellion and Revolution Britain 1760-90

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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
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