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History - England 1216-1485 from Magna Carta to The Battle of Bosworth


Start date: 22nd Sep 2020

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £95

Day: Tuesday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Andy Ison

Course code: 20AU044

Anyone who has been on Andy's classes will know that he delivers fascinating, and illuminating talks on every subject that he delivers. There will be ample opportunity to discuss during the sessions.

England 1216-1485: From Magna Carta to the Battle of Bosworth

The course will give an overview of developments in England and will include:
Study of each of the monarchs from Henry III to Richard III
Plague: The impact of the Black Death
The causes and consequences of the Peasants’ Revolt 1381
Glyndwr and Wallace: The conquest of Wales and wars with Scotland
Beyond Agincourt: The Hundred Years’ War
The Wars of the Roses
Cathedrals: The status of the church and the role of religion in society
The Little Ice Age: climate, the economy and social upheaval
Ordinary Lives: how people endured and enjoyed the late Middle Ages

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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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