Stuart London 1 1603-1660

Course Dates: 21/09/21 - 23/11/21
Time: 10:15 - 12:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Explore London's history between 1603 and 1660. How did the accession of the Stuarts, revolution, the interregnum and restoration impact on London and its people.
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Course Code: HLW59

Started Tue, day, 21 Sep - 23 Nov '21

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

London in the age of the Stuart monarchs went from being an important but peripheral city, located on the edge of the main centres of European trade, to become the capital of a growing overseas empire, the capital of Great Britain, with the largest urban population in Western Europe. In this course - part 1 of Stuart London- we explore how London dealt with the impact of civil war, revolution and the restoration of the Stuarts in 1660.

What will we cover?

• London and the accession of the Stuarts
• Puritanism and city government
• The growth of the inner west end: Lincoln’s Inn, Covent Garden and beyond
• London and the civil war
• Interregnum London.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Understand the social, cultural and economic forces that shaped London in the seventeenth century, especially its built environment
• Appreciate the changing role of London as a capital city from the accession of the Stuarts to their restoration in 1660
• Understand the role of London during the Civil Wars and Interregnum.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?


How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

A mixture of talks and discussion plus outside visits. Reading will be recommend.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No additional costs. Please bring pen and paper (or electronic equivalent).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

HLW60 Stuart London 2 1660-1714.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.