Step back in time and learn more about important people, events and buildings that have influenced life as we know it today.
This course will cover the architectural development from Carolingian to flamboyant and will also deal with sculpture and stained glass.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
To enrol, or to find out more, phone (01733) 761361 email firstname.lastname@example.org or call into the College in Brook Street, Peterborough PE1 1TU