The Welf Dynasty and its Connection to the British Throne

One of the oldest European noble families can trace its origin back to Lombardy in the late 9th century. Present day descendants include the husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, as well as the current Queen of Australia, Elizabeth II, through her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. Famous medieval rulers include Henry, the Black, Henry the Proud, and Henry the Lion, who married Matilda of England and thus was brother-in-law of Richard Lionheart. Henry the Lion’s son Otto even became Holy Roman Emperor. Among the various castles once held by the family is the current parliament building of Lower Saxony in Hanover.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Hybrid (F2F & Online simultaneously)

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Dynastic Beginnings
  • Duchies of Bavaria and Saxony
  • Staufer Conflict (including the Guelph-Ghibelline connection)
  • Houses of Brunswick and Hanover
  • British Throne and other European relations
  • Welf castles (former) and residences

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Identify key members of the Welf dynasty
  2. Describe the Welf & Staufer conflict (including the Guelph-Ghibelline connection)
  3. Explain the Welf connection to the British throne
$239 Limited / $215

<p>One of the oldest European noble families can trace its origin back to Lombardy in the late 9th century. Present day descendants include the husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, as well as the

...
18 Jul
$239 Limited / $215

<p>One of the oldest European noble families can trace its origin back to Lombardy in the late 9th century. Present day descendants include the husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, as well as the

...
18 Jul

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please join the waiting list by clicking .