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England 1485 - 1603: The Tudors - so much more than Henry VIII and Elizabeth I

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Start date: 12th Jan 2021

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £95

Day: Tuesday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Andy Ison

Course code: 21SP053

This course is for students with an interest in history in general and British or Monarchical history in particular

For the first session students will need an interest in history, an open mind, a desire to learn and a willingness to enquire and question

Additional Costs: None

The course aims: The course aims to give an overview of political, social, religious, economic and military developments in Britain during the period from Henry VII to Elizabeth I

The course will cover:

The role and influence of each of the Tudor monarchs and other significant figures in England, with analysis of a range of key events that had national and international significance including wars with France and Scotland, rebellions, exploration and the Reformation. It will include descriptions of Social, economic and political developments will also be covered.

Key topics will include:

Key events from the reigns of Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth II

 By the end of the course students will have a deeper understanding of the most profound factors and significant events that shaped England during the reign of the five Tudor monarchs with a particular understanding of the role of the Church and Parliament, war and the weather.

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Andy Ison

Andy Ison

I am a qualified secondary school teacher who specialises in History, Politics and Business Studies. I taught in the UK and overseas for 14 years, working as a Head of History at a school in the Midlands and as Vice-Principal of an international school in Germany. I have delivered lectures and taught a range of courses for Rossett Adult Learning since 2016 covering British and World History as well as politics and current affairs.

In my teaching I aim to be interesting, creative and challenging, looking to enthuse students and to encourage debate. I believe we all learn best when we are engaged with the subject, when we care and feel some passion for it, see its relevance to our own experiences and feel a connection with those who are or were involved. Stories, images, maps and debate all play key roles in these classes so that understanding is added to knowledge.

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