Monarchs Of England: Danes, Saxons & Normans

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 135 Conc £51 Full £275

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 12 MAC 09/01/2020 02/04/2020 HH2175

What will the course cover?

The course will consist of twelve sessions: Session 1 09/01/20 Sweyn Haraldssen (1013-1014). Session 2 16/01/20 Canute the Great (1014) & (1016-1035). Session 3 23/01/20 Harold Harefoot (1035-1040). Session 4 30/01/20 Harthacanute (1035-1037) & (1040-1042). Session 5 06/02/20 Edward the Confessor (1042-1066). Session 6 13/02/20 Harold Godwinson (1066). Session 7 27/02/20 Edgar Atheling (1066). Session 8 05/03/20 William I (1066-1087). Session 9 12/03/20 William II (1087-1100). Session 10 19/03/20 Henry I (1100-1135). Session 11 26/03/20 Stephen (1135-1141) & (1141-1154). Session 12 02/04/20 Matilda [or Maud] (1141)..

Who is the course for?

Anyone interested in learning about the Danish/Saxon/Norman 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 twelve Danish/Saxon/Norman monarchs covered in the course - identify how Danish/Saxon/Norman England changed and developed over time - recognise the influence of the Danes/Saxons/Normans 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 Danish/Saxon/Norman England

How is the course organised?

12 two-hour long sessions with each one focusing on a particular Danish/Saxon/Norman 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 Danish/Saxon/Norman 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.