Six Medieval Battles that Helped Shape Britain with Mark Barnard

Ref: C2346463

Beginning with the battle said to have ended the Anglo-Saxon age, Hastings, and concluding with Flodden and the death of a king, this course will explore four further conflicts that helped shaped Britain.

Course aim

Accounting for why six key battles were fought, this course also examines how some have often been overlooked along with the controversies surrounding them.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Briefly explain the political background of each battle.
  • Assess the successes and failures of each engagement.
  • Discuss and give at least 2 reasons why some willingly risked life and limb to participate.
  • Examine and list the key players
  • Determine why the winner won

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Nothing else is needed, though it may prove useful to consult for a brief introductory background:https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/1066-battle-of-hastings-abbey-and-battlefield/history-and-stories/what-happened-battle-hastings/& https://www.battlefieldstrust.com/

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Six Medieval Battles that Helped Shape Britain with Mark Barnard

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