20 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: Two modules from HST200-HST2999

Co-requisites: HST3171

Aims/Description: The Wars of the Roses is best known as a struggle between families, but it was also an important episode in international politics. Behind the backstabbing, murder, and deceit is the gripping story of an empire in crisis. In this module, we will use the Wars of the Roses as a lens to examine the fifteenth-century `English empire'. Students will read primary sources from across the lands of the Plantagenet monarchy, including London, Yorkshire, Gascony, Normandy, Ireland, and Wales, and consider whether these depict a political unit on the verge of collapse, or a viable empire united by shared interests.

Restrictions on availability: EMPTY

Staff Contact: Rebecca Freeman
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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