Wales and the Wars of the Roses

Course Details

Module Code: XE14210

Class Code: HL103H

Delivery: Online: self-paced

Start Date: 04-10-2022

End Date: 22-11-2022

Tutor: Ward, Matthew(Dr)

Full Fee: £110.00

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Wales played a crucial and often underestimated role in the Wars of the Roses. It was home to several influential families including the Herberts and the Tudors. The Marches and other areas of Wales provided fertile recruiting ground and Welsh troops proved pivotal in key battles such as Mortimer’s Cross.
This introductory module provides an overview of Welsh involvement in the Wars of the Roses, focusing on key families and individuals such as William Herbert, Jasper Tudor and Rhys ap Thomas. Using original material from the period including the poetry of Guto’r Glyn and cultural items such as paintings, you will witness the Wars of the Roses through the eyes of contemporaries.
This course enables you to study from home and participate in an online community of other students. The module is delivered through Blackboard, our online learning environment.
This course can be studied as a stand-alone course, but it is also an optional module for the Certificate of Higher Education in Genealogical Studies at Aberystwyth University.

Source Analysis 500 words (25%)
Project on one of the individuals introduced during the course 1500 words (75%)


This module is at CQFW Level 4