Course title:
Defence of the Realm
Tutor:
Mary Fewster
Course ID:
C2228271
Start date:
13/01/2022
End date:
24/03/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 13 Jan 2022 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2
Thu 20 Jan 2022 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2
Thu 27 Jan 2022 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2
Thu 03 Feb 2022 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2
Thu 10 Feb 2022 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2
Thu 24 Feb 2022 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2
Thu 03 Mar 2022 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2
Thu 10 Mar 2022 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2
Thu 17 Mar 2022 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2
Thu 24 Mar 2022 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2
Total sessions: 10
Total number of classroom hours: 20
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 20
Date
Thu 13 Jan 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 20 Jan 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 27 Jan 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 03 Feb 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 10 Feb 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 24 Feb 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 03 Mar 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 10 Mar 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 17 Mar 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 24 Mar 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
10
Total number of classroom hours:
20
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
20
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Poringland Community Centre
Overtons Way
Poringland
NR14 7WB
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£79.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
Other

This course is aimed at anyone who is interested in history with a local emphasis. No previous knowledge is required.

Other

This course is aimed at anyone who is interested in history with a local emphasis. No previous knowledge is required.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Materials will be provided, and no pre-course reading is required, but books and other sources of information will be suggested during the course.
Course aim:
Castles and walled towns, rebellion and civil war, invasions and sea battles - we use material and documentary evidence to explore their impact on the landscape and social history of the people of East Anglia from the Middle Ages to 1914
Course description:
This course charts the physical and documentary evidence of warfare and defence in East Anglia from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 20t century, and its effects on the lives of the region's inhabitants. We look at evidence of defence from castles and fortified houses to walled towns and Martello Towers, and the involvement of all classes of people, from generals and admirals to the ordinary men mustering with their pikes and muskets. East Anglia's position made it a prime target for invasion and an area of off-shore naval activity, and each event involved East Anglians both in action and on shore. Others took part in imperial expansion and international wars. Rebellion and civil war took its toll on everyday life and personal relationships. Town records, account books, diaries, letters, memorials and buildings all tell their stories, and it is through these that we can bring this topic to life.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. identify relevant historical events which impacted on East Anglians during the period
2. be able to share in discussion on the material evidence of defences and their impact on the landscape and environment
3. analyse source materials on the Napoleonic Wars and draw conclusions from them on the involvement of ordinary people
4. apply your knowledge to new materials and use the evidence to draw reasoned conclusions
5. produce a reasoned conclusion on the treatment of those wounded in service
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We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

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