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.

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  1. Feuding queens: Brunhild and Fredegund

    Course Date: Mon 14 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    These women dominated the politics of sixth century Francia. Brunhild became regent for her son and grandson and was apparently rewarded with a spectacular death. Fredegund murdered her way to the top and died peacefully in her bed! Tutor: Vanessa King.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £17.00

  2. Queenship in the 12th century

    Course Date: Fri 18 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Apart from bearing sons, what else did queens do? If there were no male heirs, were women merely conduits by which a crown was passed to a husband, or could she expect to wield power? We consider these questions and more in a study of the careers of the Empress Matilda and Melisende of Jerusalem. Tutor: Vanessa King.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £17.00

  3. Whores, saints and beauty queens: Images of the Byzantine Empress

    Course Date: Wed 16 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Meet 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: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £17.00

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