British & Irish history

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

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Courses available both in-person and online

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, we've got the class for you. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. 17th century England, revolution and restoration: Oliver Cromwell and the Protectorate
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ellen Carpenter
    How can we best understand the significance of Oliver Cromwell for English history? We will explore Cromwell’s rise to power, and his brief rule as the so-called ‘Good Constable’ of the Commonwealth during the 1653-1658 Protectorate.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00
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  2. Bloody Mary: the life and times of Mary Tudor
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ellen Carpenter
    How did Mary I of England negotiate her position as an English Catholic monarch in the Reformation era, and what is her social and political significance for English history?
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £70.00
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  3. Living and dying in 14th century England
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vanessa King
    Was it a poker or prayer that killed Edward II? His great-grandson, Richard II, produced the first English cookery book and yet he was also deposed and murdered. Were his recipes that bad?



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £110.00
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  4. Britain: Politics and Protest in the 1800s
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ellen Carpenter
    The 1800s witnessed significant change in political life in Britain, including the rise of flamboyant ‘radical’ politicians, pubic protest movements like Chartism and the emergence of the trade union movement. Equally importantly, the 1800’s also witnessed the emergence of a women’s suffrage movement.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00

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