Makers of the Medieval North
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HEH68
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
Our studies begin with Patrick, Columba, and Bede, and conclude with St. Margaret, the Empress Matilda, and Hildegard of Bingen. We consider the cultural, political, and religious environment in which each of our selected subjects lived, aiming as far as possible to envisage or reconstruct their personal lives as well as their public persona, and significant achievements.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Patrick of Ireland
2. Columba for Scotland
3. Bede the Scholar of the North
4. Clotilde, Queen of the Franks
5. Offa the Great
7. Eirik the Red
8. Emma of Normandy
9. Margaret of Wessex, queen of Scotland
10. Matilda of Flanders
11. Hildegard of Bingen
12. Empress Matilda.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
1) Identify key individuals in Medieval Europe
2) Explain the cultural, political and religious context in which these individuals lived
3) Develop an understanding of their personal lives as well as their public personas and achievements.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Open to anyone with an interest in medieval history.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Interactive lecture and class discussion.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other courses in British, Irish and European history. Please see the City Lit website.