Janet Dickinson specializes in the cultural and political history of elites in early modern England and Europe. She has recently worked on a collection of 'drowned books' from a seventeenth century shipwreck and what they can tell us about travel and cultural exchange. She has won a series of teaching awards for her work with students at OUDCE.
The reign of Henry VIII transformed British history. This course charts the political, religious and cultural changes of the period.
The Elizabethan world witnessed some of the most momentous and memorable events in English history. Investigate the experiences and reactions of individuals to these changes, events and issues.
Belief and society in England changed forever in the reformations of the Tudor period. This course will track the changes that took place, focusing on their impact on individuals and communities and the world that they inhabited.
Heroine or villain? To help you decide, this course will consider the dramatic events of this controversial queen's life, considering Mary's impact on the lives of others and on the history of politics and religion in England.