The Tudors Course - University of Roehampton

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Go back in time to learn about the dramatic rule of the Tudor monarchs and religious change of the sixteenth-century reformation.

Uncover the turbulent history of Tudor England and its lasting impact

From magnificence and martyrs to weddings and war, the Tudor period was one of the most eventful in British history. The reigns of the five (or was it six?) monarchs during the late fifteenth to a seventeenth-century have enthralled historians, students and television and film producers alike.

On this course, you will compare the rule of the Tudor monarchs and examine the significant political, religious and cultural changes of the period. You will be taught by renowned scholars on Tudor England from the University of Roehampton who will reveal how this era has shaped modern-day British politics.

What topics will you cover?

  • Overview of British history from 1485 and 1603.
  • Introduction to the Tudor monarchy.
  • Overview of political dynasties in Tudor England.
  • Explore aspects of social history from 1485 and 1603.
  • Introduction to the legacy of the Tudor dynasty.

When would you like to start?

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:

  • Explain the legitimacy and legacy of the Tudor dynasty in British history.
  • Engage with the social and political history of the Tudor era.
  • Evaluate the significance of the Tudor dynasty in British history.
  • Interpret the cultural artefacts, artwork, literature, and heritage sites of the Tudor era.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone with a general interest in the British monarchy, heritage and history. This includes students studying the Tudors in English, drama or history courses.

Who will you learn with?

Suzannah Lipscomb

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is Reader in Early Modern History at the University of Roehampton, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Gillian McIver

Gillian McIver has a BA and MA in History and has completed a PhD in The Historical Film at the University of Roehampton. She's the author of “Art History for Filmmakers" (2016)

Michael Cullinane

I am Professor of US History at the University of Roehampton. I research the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and the American presidency.

Who developed the course?

University of Roehampton

Set on London’s most beautiful campus, the University of Roehampton offers a high-quality student experience with outstanding staff and facilities.

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