Medieval & Early Modern History Courses in London
From the years after the fall of the Roman Empire, through to the calling of a Christian Holy War and the military expeditions that followed, right up to the French revolution in 1789.
This vast period of history now bears closer examination, especially due to the current surge of religious fundamentalism. Discover the Crusades, radical revolt, historical literature and other topics that still have tremendous impact upon our society.
Course Date: Sat 22 Jun 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetOn this day course, you'll be introduced to a range of powerful women from Theodora the circus acrobat who had an affinity with geese to the beauty queen Irene who murdered her son to gain power and sainthood. Tutor: Vanessa King.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Course Date: Sat 6 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetMarking the bicentenary of Prince Albert’s birth, the course outlines his life, the issues he championed including his involvement in the Great Exhibition. Also considered are controversies he generated and the consequences of his death.Full fee: £29.00Senior fee: £23.00Concession: £15.00
Course Date: Mon 15 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore the decade 1960-69 from several different angles and discus the political, social, cultural and scientific changes that took place during the decade. Can we call this decade the ‘swinging sixties’.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £47.00Concession: £26.00
Course Date: Fri 2 Aug 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetCrime and punishment during the Middle Ages. Using medieval London records, we explore how municipal authorities dealt with a range of offenders from murderers to cross-dressing prostitutes. Tutor: Vanessa King
Tutor Bio: Vanessa King is a medieval historian and has taught history and history of art for Birkbeck and
Goldsmiths Colleges, University of London since 1999. She also teaches for the WEA and the Mary Ward Centre.
Vanessa has published several articles focussing on Domesday Studies and more recently on the impact of the
Black Death on fourteenth century England. She is currently engaged in writing a book on medieval queenship.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £22.00
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