|Module Title||WALES UNDER THE TUDORS|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Eryn White|
|Semester||Intended For Use In Future Years|
|Next year offered||N/A|
|Next semester offered||N/A|
|Course delivery||Lecture||18 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 Hours|
|Essay||2 essays (1 x 4,000 words, 1 x 2,500 words)||40%|
The aim of this module is to investigate the effects on Wales of some of the significant developments of this period. Certain topics will be studied in some depth, including the controversial question of the 'union' between Wales and England and the nature and significance of the relationship between the Tudor monarchs and their Welsh subjects. The nature of the influence of the Renaissance in Wales will also be examined, particularly the consequences for the Welsh language. The reaction to the Protestant Reformation and the extent to which this new and alien faith succeeded in displacing superstition and magic amongst the majority of the population will also be assessed.
On completion of this module, students should be familiar with the main themes of historical debate relating to a key period in Welsh
history in terms of the relationship with England and the status of the Welsh language. They should have a better understanding of the impact of contemporary European developments on Wales.
** Recommended Text
Glanmor Williams. (1993) Renewal and Reformation: Wales c.1415-1642. Oxford
J. Gwynfor Jones. (1994) Early Modern Wales, c.1525-1640.