Medieval and early modern history
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: Sun 18 Feb 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThomas Cromwell, Henry VIII, Cardinal Wolsey, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Thomas More. Explore the personal and political lives of the real historical figures brought vividly to life in Hilary Mantel’s fiction. Tutor: Vanessa King.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Course Date: Sat 10 Mar 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAlthough his reign was one of the shortest in Britain James had a distinguished career before becoming king and an intriguing one in exile. A Catholic convert he was doomed to fail in Protestant Britain. Tutor: William Sterling.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetPilgrimage was a vital part of medieval European cultural and religious life. Pilgrimages were undertaken by people of all social classes for many reasons. This engagingly illustrated course examines why people became pilgrims and what happened to them. Tutor: Michael Bloomfield.Full fee: £189.00Senior fee: £151.00Concession: £83.00
Course Date: Fri 13 Apr 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThrough interactive lectures and discussions, this course aims to explain how the three religions of Christianity, Islam and Judaism interacted in the Iberian peninsula. It charts the dramatic social changes of the fourteenth century wrought by famine, plague and economic crises. At the same time, it studies the key political developments which led to the emergence of a united Spanish kingdom, the precursor to the Empire.Full fee: £89.00Senior fee: £71.00Concession: £39.00
Course Date: Sat 2 Jun 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis course examines the complaints people suffered, from late antiquity to the High Middle Ages. We investigate how cures were obtained through diet, bloodletting, purgation, medicine and prayer, often in accordance with the treatments of Galen and other authorities. Tutor: Micahel Bloomfield.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00