FutureLearn England in the Time of King Richard III

University of Leicester via FutureLearn

  • Overview
  1. FutureLearn
    Platform:
    FutureLearn
    Provider:
    University of Leicester
    Length:
    6 weeks
    Effort:
    3 hours/week
    Cost:
    Free
    Language:
    English
    Credentials:
    Paid Certificate Available
    Overview
    Travel back to the 15th century and explore life during the time of Richard III

    The discovery of the skeleton of Richard III in a Leicester car park - and the recent revelations of an infidelity within his family’s bloodline - have made headline news around the world.

    Go beyond the headlines with this online course. You’ll learn from scholars at the University of Leicester not only about the discovery of Richard III, but about England during his life time. Each week you’ll examine a different aspect of the 15th century period, including medieval warfare, food and culture, death and commemoration and more. Now’s your chance to travel back in time.

    What topics will you cover?
    • Medieval battles and the Wars of the Roses
    • Peasants and farmers
    • Medieval towns, villages and houses
    • Books, literacy and printing
    • Death and commemoration
    • Food and cooking in the 15th century
    • The discovery and reburial of King Richard III
    Anyone interested in medieval England or the recent discovery and reburial of Richard III will find something to fuel their interest here. No prior knowledge or expertise are needed.

    Taught by
    Deirdre O'Sullivan

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