Worcester

History's People

Leader and Contact: Christine Skelton#

‘Why did Richard III order the murder of the Princes in the Tower - or did he?’, ‘Were any of Henry VIII’s six marriages a love match?’, ‘Who were the women fighting in the English Civil War 1642-1651?’, ‘What cause links Prime Minister William Gladstone, Charles Dickens and newspaper editor, William T. Stead?’.

These are just some of the many questions the group will explore. In this course we will look at the key individuals involved in historical events. What were their motivations and ambitions? Just as significant are the people on the ground who scurried around trying to make sense of it all. Why and how did they get caught up? How much does ‘personality’ play a part?

The first term will focus on national, political and cultural events in British history but will expand to include internationalist history as the year goes on.

Group members are asked to participate in discussion and help to identify the topics we might consider; those willing to lead a session would be particularly welcomed.

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More Group Pages
#Virtual Art and Philosophy #Virtual Belly Dancing
#Virtual Creative Writing #Virtual Discussion 1
#Virtual Discussion 2 #Virtual Economics Discussion
#Virtual French Advanced #Virtual French Intermediate
#Virtual Genealogy #Virtual German Conversation
#Virtual German for Improvers #Virtual German Intermediate
#Virtual Italian Intermediate #Virtual Jazz and Big Bands
#Virtual Local History 1 #Virtual Local History 4
#Virtual Photography A/V #Virtual Photography Creative
#Virtual Photography Practical #Virtual Poetry for Enjoyment
#Virtual Reading Group 1 #Virtual Reading Group 2
#Virtual Reading Modern Novels #Virtual Shakespearians
#Virtual Spanish Conversation #Virtual Transport & Machinery
Adventures in Music Ancient World
Art - Painting - Basic Art - Painting - Basic 2
Art - Painting for Pleasure Art and Philosophy
Board and Card Games Bridge 1 (Duplicate)
Bridge 2 (Rubber/Chicago) Bridge-Gentle Duplicate
Chainmaille Jewellery Choir
Computing-Basic Computing-Forum
Crafts Creative Writing
Croquet Cryptic Crosswords
Cycling - Short Dance for Fitness
Dance for Fitness 2 Dancing - Ballroom partners
Dancing - Belly dancing Dancing - Flamenco 1 - Beginners
Dancing - Flamenco 2 - Improvers Dancing - Line Beginners
Dancing - Line Improvers Dancing - Tap
Discussion 1 Discussion 2
Economics Discussion Group Film Appreciation
French - Beginners 2 French - Continuers
French - Intermediate French Culture and Conversation
French for beginners 1 Garden Club
Genealogy Group German - Conversation
German - Improvers German - Intermediate
History's People Italian - Intermediate
Jazz and Big Bands Local History 1
Local History 2 Local History 3
Long Cycling & Ultra Cycling Groups Lunch Club
Mindfulness and Meditation Music Appreciation
Philosophy Photography - Audio Visual
Photography - Creative Photography - Practical
Play Reading 1 Play Reading 2
Poetry Circle Poetry for Enjoyment
Poetry for Pleasure Reading - Modern Novels
Reading 1 Reading 2
Researching our History Science & Technology
Sewing Shakespeareans
Short Mat Bowling Short Mat Bowling 2
Short Mat Bowling 3 Short Mat Bowling 4
Short Mat Bowling 5 Short Mat Bowling 6
Spanish - Continuers Table Tennis 2
Transport and Machinery Travel
Walks - Long 1 Walks - Long 2
Walks - Short Walks 10 Mile +
Wittgenstein