Dr Kate Watson has many years of teaching experience with OUDCE and has recently been appointed Senior Associate Tutor. She is currently researching the British response to the French revolution.
The Civil War resonates with vivid imagery: cavaliers and roundheads, defiant Charles I, puritanical Cromwell. Yet England not only lost a king and gained a 'Lord Protector', but truly was a 'world turned upside down', as we will discover.
Why were the inter-war years a period of such political extremism and dictatorial rule across Europe?
Cavaliers and Roundheads, defiant Charles I, and puritanical Cromwell. These vivid images tell us only half the story of the English Civil War. For England not only lost a king, and gained a 'Lord Protector' but truly was a 'world turned upside down'.
This course looks at the nature of society in Georgian England and the ways in which it was portrayed, from images of the bustling world of trade and the scandalous delights of the elites, to the perils of poverty and crime in the life of the underclass.