British & Irish history - Online

British & Irish History
Courses Online & In London

Study the history, culture and politics of the British isles through the centuries and up to the present day.

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We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

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  1. 19th Century Britain and Ireland: Parliament, people and protest, 1812-32
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Explore the main developments in British political history between 1812-1832 from the formation of Lord Liverpool’s government to the Great Reform Act.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
  2. Rebels, Parliament: England in the 13th Century
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vanessa King
    The thirteenth century saw immense socio-political and economic change with the rise of towns, conflict between king and parliament, and the advent of the mendicant orders, the Dominicans and Franciscans, offering a new form of spirituality.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £289.00 Senior fee £231.00 Concession £188.00
  3. Black British Communities from the 1700s to the 21st century
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    We’ll explore the presence and experiences of Black communities in Britain, from the 1700s to the present. We’ll also analyse the concept of race and racist ideologies as they evolved, and community resistance to them.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
  4. The life and times of George II
    Course start date:  Fri 11 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  William Sterling
    George II is perhaps best remembered as the last British monarch to lead his troops into battle and also as the



    instigator of the custom of standing for the Hallelujah Chorus in Handel’s Messiah. His reign marked the high point of



    Handel’s career which the King did much to promote but also saw other great achievements in British culture with the art of Hogarth and the works of Pope and Swift. In politics, Robert Walpole created the post of Prime Minister and Bonnie Prince Charlie’s rebellion was the last attempt by the Stuarts to regain power and made him into an instant legend. Towards the end of the reign men like Pitt, Wolfe and Clive laid the foundations of the British empire whilst the Agricultural Revolution was transforming British society.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
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  5. Scottish history: Renaissance, Regency and Regicide: The Stewart Dynasty, c.1371-c.1603.
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 30 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Linsey Hunter
    The course is about politics, culture, warfare and religion from c.1371, the reign of the first Stewart monarch, Robert II, to the Union of the Crowns and the loss of Scottish dynastic independence in c.1603 under James VI, the son of Mary, Queen of Scots.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
  6. The life and tmes of George III
    Course start date:  Fri 8 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  William Sterling
    Explore the life and times of George 111 the first English born monarch for over 70 years whose reign saw both the loss of the American colonies and the birth of a new industrial, agricultural and scientific age.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
  7. Terrific Tudors: Act Three: Social life
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 15 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vanessa King
    Explore the everyday life of men and women during the closing years of the Tudors as revealed in the works of local historians and other contemporary material.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
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