The Catastrophic Century - Plague, famine, pestilence and death in 14th century

Ref: C2226815

Famine, pestilence, plague & wars made C14 truly catastrophic

Course aim

This course will explore the reigns of Edward II, Edward I, Richard II; and how Henry IV came to the throne

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Recognise some successes & failures of some English kings in C14
  • Identify some reasons for dissatisfaction with the Church
  • Evaluate the importance of the battles of Crecy and Poitiers
  • Summarise developments & changes in C14 that affected 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?

  • 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
  • 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 Catastrophic Century - Plague, famine, pestilence and death in 14th century

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • 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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