Search results - The Later Tudors: The Reigns of Edward VI, Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I
London Road Campus
|Dates||Mon 1 Oct to Mon 3 Dec 2012|
Time of meeting: 7.00-9.00pm
Number of meetings: 10
|Application status||Course ended|
|Course contact||If you have any questions about this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
OverviewFrom the death of Henry VIII, we will exlore the reigns of the child-king Edward VI, the ill-fated 'Bloody Mary' and the 'Golden Age' of Elizabeth I, against a background of intrigue and faction at court, religious turmoil and international rivalry.
DescriptionHow much influence did Edward really have in government? Did the ill-fated queen deserve the epitaph Bloody Mary? Was Elizabeth a Virgin Queen and her reign a Golden Age? We will assess the achievements of each reign and the personalities involved against a backdrop of intrigue and faction at court, dynastic insecurity, religious turmoil and international rivalry. We will examine how Edward and Mary dealt with the legacy of Henry VIII, often labelled the mid-Tudor crisis, and how Elizabeth established her regime, settled the religious issue, governed her subjects and dealt with war over a reign which spanned 45 years.
Programme detailsWeek 1: Edward VI: Legacy of Henry VIII
Week 2: Edward VI: Move towards Protestantism
Week 3: Edward VI: Foreign policy & succession issue
Week 4: Mary: Foreign policy & domestic government
Week 5: Mary: Return to Catholicism
Week 6: Elizabeth: Establishing her regime
Week 7: Elizabeth: The Religious Settlement
Week 8: Elizabeth: Foreign policy
Week 9: Elizabeth: War with Spain
Week 10: Elizabeth: A cultural 'Golden Age'
Skidmore, C: Edward VI
Loades, D: Mary Tudor
Haigh, C: Elizabeth I
Doran, S: Elizabeth I and Foreign Policy
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:
This course will examine the personalities and the domestic and foreign policies of the later Tudor monarchs.
1. To introduce students to the reigns of the later Tudor monarchs by exploring their personal and public personas
2. To examine the crown's efforts to implement and to reverse the English Reformation
3. To introduce students to contemporary sources and the use historians have made of them
Assessment methodsAssessment will be either by option A or option B. Satisfactory completion of either A or B will result in accreditation.
Two written pieces of coursework to be completed at home in 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 will be able to:
Identify and contrast the personal styles and public policies of Edward VI, Mary and Elizabeth I
Asess the implementation of the English Reformation
Critically evaluate contemporary documents
- Programme Fee
- Home/EU fee: £145.00
- Non-EU fee: £145.00