England in Revolution: 1640-1660

Course Ref: C3746117
Date: 6 meetings on Thursdays starting 14/01/2021. 10:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: Online
Tutor: Symon Hill
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Fee: £38.40

The mid seventeenth century is one of the most tumultuous and exciting periods of English history. Rarely has so much changed so quickly. The growth of printing combined with economic turmoil and relgious conflict to fuel an explosion of new ideas as the country descended into bloody civil war. Within a few years, ideas that had once been radical had become mainstream, the monarchy was overthrown and the king beheaded. With the world turned upside down, everything that had once been unquestioned was up for debate. Social, political and religious groups wrestled over competing ideas about power, religion, money, morality, gender and communication. Many political philosophies and religious movements that are still with us can trace their origins back to this time. In addition to learning about the events of this period, we will look at controversies over their interpretation and ask how we are inflluenced by them today.

This course will be delivered online.

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