The United Kingdom: a history in 3 acts

Course Dates: 20/04/21 - 04/05/21
Time: 15:00 - 16:30
Location: Online
A short prequel to The Dis/United Kingdom (HBH47) which explores how the 3 kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland as well as the principality of Wales became the United Kingdom in 1801.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £22.00

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Course Code: HBH49

Finished Tue, day, 20 Apr - 04 May '21

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This is not an exhaustive history of the 4 nations/territories. Each week we will explore how one of the peripheral nations became united first with England and later with Great Britain. We will examine how factors such as war/security, religion and the European dimension contributed to, and complicated, these unions.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

1) The Welsh territories from the Normans to the Tudor Acts in Wales
2) Scotland from the Union of Crowns (1603) to the Union of Parliament (1707)
3) Ireland: Identity, rebellion and the 1801 Act of Union.

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

Explain the factors that shaped the unions (i.e. religion, war, the European dimension ).

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

Introductory. No previous knowledge is expected.

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

Online. Interactive lecture and discussion.

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


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

HBH47 The Dis/United Kingdom.

Zoe Quinn

Zoe Quinn is the co-ordinator of London, British and European history at the City Lit., where she has worked for over 20 years. After graduating with a BA, BA hons and PGCE (secondary: English and History) she has taught history and academic writing in London both on Access to Higher Education courses and general humanities courses. She is particularly interested in political history and the revolutionary traditions of France and Russia.

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