History of England
A History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts
Where: Burlington Hotel, Folkestone
When: 3rd Wednesday 2pm (commencing October 2018 through to May 2019)
This, the 3rd series, covers the period from the commencement of the Stuart Dynasty in 1603. Time is also spent looking at what life was like during this period.
The sessions comprise of DVD course material with a course presented by Professor Robert Bucholz, Professor of History and the Loyola University of Chicago. This is supplemented by a look at local happenings relevant at the time, a quiz covering events from the previous session, the timeline of events, the royals, and member’s presentations.
• A review of the first two series highlighting major events.
• Establishing the Stuart Dynasty 1603-25
• The ascendancy of Buckingham 1614-28.
• Religion and Local control 1628-37.
• Crisis of the Three Kingdoms 1637-42
• The Civil Wars 1642-49
• The search for a settlement 1649-53
• Cromwellian England 1653-60
• The Restoration Settlement 1660-70
• The failure of the Restoration 1670-78
• The Popish Plot and exclusion 1678-85
• A Catholic Restoration? 1685-88
• The Glorious Revolution 1688-89
• King William's War 1689-1702
Plus a look at the Great Plague 1665 and the Great Fire of London 1666
Each session costs £3.00 and includes refreshments. It is important to ensure continuity that members endeavour to attend as many sessions as possible. Members must let the leader know at least 24 hours before if they are unable to attend a session for whatever reason.
Each session is approx. 2 hours duration.
There will be many opportunities for input from attendees and if any member wishes to make a presentation, however short. They should contact one of the group leaders to arrange. Help will be given with any materials they need.
Full details will be issued to members registered in early September.
John Hubbard, Gill Castle and Gerry Mould.