|Delivery length / details
|20 x 1 Hour Lectures
|5 x 1 Hour Seminars
|Assessment length / details
|1 x 2,000 word essay
|1.5 Hours (1 x 1.5 hour exam)
|1 x 2,000 word supplementary (resit) essay
|1.5 Hours 1 x 1.5 hour supplementary (resit) examination
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1 Demonstrate an understanding of the ongoing debates in the study of early modern Europe.
2. Demonstrate an ability to reflect upon and critically analyze secondary and primary sources relating to the Tudor period.
3. Demonstrate an ability to deploy historical evidence in the construction of historical arguments.
This module will introduce students to the Tudor period in a broad context by examining the influences of European movements such as the Renaissance and the Reformation. It will provide a foundation for further study of the period in the second and third years and will be of particular interest to students on the Medieval and Early Modern (V190) degree scheme, as well as to history students more generally.
1. Introduction to the period and context
2. London: an European capital?
3. Burgundy, York and Henry VII
4. The Tudors, trade and discovery
5. Erasmus, Thomas More and the Renaissance
6. Henry VII, Henry VIII and the Spanish Marriage
7. Henry VIII, France and the Field of the Cloth of Gold
8. Hans Holbein and the court of Henry VIII
9. Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn: Spain v France?
10. The Church of England and the European Reformation
11. Print, culture and the Bible
12. Mary, Spain and Calais
13. Elizabeth, Rome and Europe
14. Tudor law and the European witch hunt
15. Elizabeth, Mary Stuart and Scotland
16. Elizabeth and the Netherlands
17. Elizabeth versus Spain
18. Conclusion: an European dynasty?
1. European Renaissance and the Tudor court
2. European Protestantism and Henry VIII
3. The Spanish alliances
4. Queens and Regents: when women ruled?
5. Elizabeth, France and Spain.
|Application of Number
|Seminar discussions and essay-writing will enable students to develop oral and written skills. Only essay writing and examination will be assessed.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Through essay-report feedback sessions and discussion of ideas presented during seminars.
|Through the retrieval of course materials from online resources and AberLearn Blackboard and through the writing, formatting and printing of essays.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Students will develop a range of transferable skills, including time management and communication skills, which may help them identify their personal strengths as they consider potential career paths.
|Students are expected to note and respond to historical problems which arise as part of the study of this subject area and to undertake suitable research for seminars and essays.
|Through acquiring the ability to identity and combine appropriate evidence to back up arguments in written work.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Students will develop a familiarity with sources relating to the Tudor period and with current historical debates in this area.
|Through seminar activities.
This module is at CQFW Level 4