What is the course about?
The course is about the impact that the sixteenth-century Reformation had on the physical fabric of London and the lives of its inhabitants. England was transformed from a Catholic to Protestant nation with the monarch as the Head of the Church.
What will we cover?
First and foremost we will use John Stow’s Survey of London of 1598 to identify the impact of the Reformation on the City. We can supplement our knowledge from churchwarden accounts.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
By the end of this course you should be able to:
• Describe what is meant by the Reformation
• Name the London church transformed into private housing and a wine tavern
• Assess the impact of the Putting Away of Books and Images Act 1549 on the Church of St Mary at Hill.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous knowledge is required but a good understanding of English is essential.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
There will be a PowerPoint presentation during which class discussion will be encouraged. We shall use small group work to analyse an extract from the churchwarden’s accounts of St Mary at Hill detailing their response from the Church Commissioners into the church plate in their possession.
You are encouraged to bring along/describe items you have read in newspapers/heard on radio/seen on TV you think may be of interest to the group.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You do not need to purchase materials other than those for note-taking.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You might continue your study of London history by speaking to the tutor about the London history cycle of courses run throughout the year and available during the day.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details