Step back in time and learn more about important people, events and buildings that have influenced life as we know it today.

Great Georgian Lives III

Great Georgian Lives III looks at the reigns of the Georgian Kings (1714 -1837) through the eyes of five of their most famous subjects including those of:  William Pitt the Younger, the great statesman; Adam Smith, author of The Wealth of Nations and influential figure in economic theory; the landscape gardener and architect, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown; and the reformer and political journalist, William Cobbett.

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History: Icons

Why is only 2-dimensional art permitted in the Orthodox Christian tradition? An overview from the earliest period to the present will be covered throughout this course.

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Money in the Landscape

The role of money in our history has been very significant. This course will look at this story and that of institutions associated with money such as markets and banks. In particular, we will see how large a part all of this has played in creating the landscapes and townscapes we see around us today.

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The Development of the Bible

Who chose the books of the Bible? Learn about the oral traditions and written sources that went into developing the Bible. This year will concentrate on the Old Testament and how this was developed from the original sources to the modern day Bible.

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The Dark Ages

The centuries following the end of Roman Britain have perhaps mistakenly come to be known as the Dark Ages, largely because of the dearth of written history in contrast to the well documented Roman occupation.

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The English Reformation

The Reformation was to divide Christendom, destroy the medieval concept of society and lay the foundations of modern Europe. In the fifty years prior to 1520, religion in England was so woven into every aspect of cultural, political, even economic life that it could not be conceived of as something separate.

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The Russian Revolution

The Russian empire was one of glaring contrasts and contradictions. What were the social, political and intellectual forces confined within a rigid political framework of an absolutist, autocratic state that led to the collapse of the Russian Empire and paved the way for the first communist state?

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The War of the Roses

This course will give you an insight into the Wars of the Roses (1455 – 1487): the protracted dynastic dispute between the rival Houses of Lancaster (‘‘Red Rose’’) and York (‘‘White Rose’’), each claiming the throne of England via descent from Edward III.

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Tudor and Stuart Ireland

This course will examine the attempts by the English Crown to impose its authority over Ireland during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The reformation in England led to growing tensions in Ireland (which remained Catholic) and the introduction of English law came into direct conflict with the Gaelic Irish traditions

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To enrol, or to find out more, phone (01733) 761361 email admin@citycollegepeterborough.ac.uk or call into the College in Brook Street, Peterborough PE1 1TU