Search results - The History of London: from the Romans to the Stuarts
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Reading RG5 4RF
|Dates||Thu 17 Jan to Thu 28 Mar 2013|
Time of meeting: 10.00am-12.00pm
Number of meetings: 10
|Application status||Course full|
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OverviewFrom the foundation of Roman Londinium to Pepysí Restoration London, come & explore the history of a city & its people at the seat of national government and at the centre of trade & commerce.
DescriptionFrom the foundation of Roman Londinium to Samuel Pepysí Restoration London, come and follow the fortunes of Londoners as they survive the trials of war, plague and fire. Explore the history of the city and its people at the seat of monarchy and national government and at the centre of trade and commerce. From the original Roman settlement to the birth of the medieval capital, to the Reformation and the Tudor & Stuart age, we will trace the development of the political, economic and cultural life of our capital city.
Programme detailsWeek 1: Urban environment - topography & buildings
Week 2: Urban environment: infrastructure - water supply, transport
Week 3: Economy - trade & commerce, the Thames
Week 4: Economy: occupations, guilds and livery companies
Week 5: Government: city government and national government
Week 6: Government: war and rebellion
Week 7: Society - civic & religious practice
Week 8: Society: social problems - poverty, crime, disorder
Week 9: Cultural life - education, pastimes
Week 10: Cultural life: high society, fashion
Peter Ackroyd, London the biography
Roy Porter, London a Social History
Liza Picard, Elizabeth's London
Maureen Waller, 1700 Scenes from London life
Mrs Sheila Ephraim
Sheila Ephraim lives and works in Reading with her family where she has taught History courses for the University of Reading and the WEA since 2003...more
Course aimsCourse Aim:
To introduce students to the history of London from its origins to the close of the Stuart age through a thematic exploration of political, economic and cultural develoments.
To introduce students to the history of London from its origins to the close of the Stuart age by exploring the growth of its population and topography
To trace the development of London's government, economy and society.
To introduce students to contemporary sources and the use historians have made of them.
Assessment methodsOption A:
Two written pieces of coursework to be completed at home iin the form of a series of questions on the material already covered in class.
An essay of c1000-1500 words to be completed at home.
Teaching methodsEach session will consist of an informal lecture, using power point for illustrations and key text, followed by analysis of contemporary documents through general and / or small group discussions. Handouts of documents will be distributed each week in advance of the relevant session.
Teaching outcomesBy the end of the course students can expect to:
Outline the physical and demographic growth of London over our period
Assess the development of London's economy and society against the backdrop of politics, war and natural disasters
Critically evaluate contemporary documents
- Programme Fee
- EU Fee: £145.00
- Non-EU Fee: £145.00