Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion

Learning Outcomes

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

Brief description

This course will examine the Anglo-French war and its effects through late medieval politics, military history, and elite culture during the period 1337-1453, utilizing both literary and iconographic evidence. It will encourage students to review a range of relevant primary and secondary material in order to gain a developed sense of the period and issues pertaining to war and warfare in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

The Hundred Years War was one of the most prolonged and consequential conflicts of the Middle Ages. In socio-political terms it witnessed the territorial emergence of modern day France, the complete loss of England’s continental possessions (except Calais), and an increased nationalism in both England and France, exhibited through the flourishing of vernacular literature. In military terms the war produced destruction on a grand scale, but also saw new methods in recruitment, financing, and military technology: most notably the use of gunpowder weapons. Such crucial developments will sit at the heart of the analysis in this module and will allow students to engage with an exciting range of primary and secondary material.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number n/a
Communication Through seminar discussion and essay writing. Only the latter is formally assessed.
Improving own Learning and Performance By guided reflection during seminars and feedback sessions following submission of written work.
Information Technology
Personal Development and Career planning Through furthering understanding of the discipline of history and the opportunities for research that it offers.
Problem solving By understanding how historians employ a variety of different methodological approaches towards understanding problems within their field.
Research skills By learning how to identify appropriate primary and secondary sources and utilising that material in their work.
Subject Specific Skills Develop a knowledge of how historians have used chronicles and other medieval literary and iconographic sources to construct an understanding of late medieval politics, warfare, and elite culture.
Team work Such skills will be developed through seminar work.


This module is at CQFW Level 7