Monarchs Of England: Anglo-Saxons

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 135 Conc £51 Full £275 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 11 MAC 19/09/2019 12/12/2019 HH1190

What will the course cover?

The course will consist of eleven sessions: Session 1 19/09/19 Alfred the Great (871-899). Session 2 26/09/19 Edward the Elder (899-924). Session 3 03/10/19 Ethelweard (924). Session 4 10/10/19 Athelstan (924-939). Session 5 17/10/19 Edmund the Magnificent (939-946). Session 6 31/11/19 Edred (946-955). Session 7 07/11/19 Edwy the Fair (955-959). Session 8 14/11/19 Edgar the Peaceable (959-975). Session 9 21/11/19 Edward the Martyr (975-978). Session 10 28/11/19 Ethelred the Unready (978-1013) & (1014-1016). Session 11 05/12/19 Edmund Ironside (1016).

Who is the course for?

Anyone interested in learning about the Anglo-Saxon monarchs of England.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

None but your English should be good enough to be able to follow the lectures, participate in class discussions and activities and do some background reading and research.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

- demonstrate knowledge of the eleven Anglo-Saxon monarchs covered in the course - identify how Anglo-Saxon England changed and developed over time - recognise the influence of the Anglo-Saxons on the modern world - be aware of the different types of historical evidence and how they are used - understand how a range of sources help make the ‘story’ of Anglo-Saxon England

How is the course organised?

11 two-hour long sessions with each one focusing on a particular Anglo-Saxon monarch. Towards the end of the course the tutor and the students will discuss the possibility of a walking tour or visit to a site of historical interest in order to see first hand relics and artifacts from Anglo-Saxon England.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Some reading is required in order to complete independent research.

How will my progress be assessed?

By your contribution in class.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Tutor will advise.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

No other costs. A notebook and a pen to write down notes.

What support is available?

Ask at reception if you have any additional needs or requirements.