Seminars meet each weekday morning, 09.15-10.45 and 11.15-12.45, with afternoons free for course-related field trips, individual study or exploring the many beautiful places in and around the city.
Introduction and Overview: Key Issues and Themes. The French Revolution: Ancient Regime France and the causes of Revolution.
‘The Rights of Man and of the Citizen’: Liberal Constitutional Monarchy in France. ‘Forced to be Free’: The Rise and Fall of the Jacobins.
The British Response: Burke, Paine and the initial debate. ‘The British Jacobins’: Radicalism and the Government Reaction.
‘Church and King’: Popular Loyalism in Britain. Field trip to Kew Palace. Situated in the beautiful grounds of Kew Gardens, Kew Palace was the favourite private home of King George III who used it as a refuge from the political - and familial - conflicts gripping Britain.
The Media War: The Role of the Press and Caricaturists. Concluding thoughts: The Longer Term Impact.
Destination: Kew Palace; London:
Excursion Rating: Moderate
Up to two hours' walk on even ground or up to an hour's walk on rough and/or steep ground or up lots of stairs and steps.