Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Age of Magna Carta-England and Its Neighbours C1180-C1280
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 20 x 1 Hour Lectures
Seminar 5 x 1 Hour Seminars


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 2,000 word essay  50%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   1.5 hour exam  50%
Supplementary Assessment 2,000 word essay  50%
Supplementary Exam 1.5 Hours   1.5 hour exam  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Identify and explain the key historiographical debates concerning the place of England within twelfth- and thirteenth-century Europe.

Demonstrate an understanding of basic structural developments in England and Europe during the High Middle Ages.

Critically evaluate their own conceptions of the past, as well as the self-representation of past societies.

Evaluate a range of primary sources related to political, religious and constitutional developments in England and mainland Europe during the period, 1180-1280.

Brief description

This module offers an introduction to the basic structures, developments, personalities and events which formed and conditioned European society during the High Middle Ages. Amon the issues discussed will be the question of national identity in England, Scotland and Wales during this period, the place of England within the broader cultural, political and social commonwealth which constituted medieval Europe, and the new structures and institutions, such as the Friars or the crusdades, which strengthened, symbolised, but also undermined this common outlook.


This module is at CQFW Level 4