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European History

Discover great royal dynasties; bloody wars, plague and famine; and the intense periods of political, economic and social upheaval that formed the backdrop to European History from the fall of Rome to the modern day. Our high quality courses are led by professional and friendly tutors and offer the chance to meet like-minded people and make new friends.

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Victory Un-won? - Boyne Day and The Orange Order

The Battle of the Boyne polarised Modern Irish History and polarises parts of Ireland still. Can one clash really be all that important? What happened on 'the glorious the twelfth' of July 1690 and what were its consequences? Trace the rise of the Orange movement, world-wide, and modern use of the victory and the uses of history in making (... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>The Battle of the Boyne polarised Modern Irish History and polarises parts of Ireland still. Can one clash really be all that important? What happened on 'the glorious the twelfth' of July 1690 and

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12 Jul

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Viking Conquests & Voyages

Fierce fighters and expert navigators, the Vikings - aka 'Norsemen' - left their Scandinavian homelands from the late 8th cent. CE in search of riches, be it from pirating, pillaging or trade. Three centuries of journeys and raids took them all over Europe and as far as Arabia and Iran. They even reached North America - several centuries before... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Fierce fighters and expert navigators, the Vikings - aka 'Norsemen' - left their Scandinavian homelands from the late 8th cent. CE in search of riches, be it from pirating, pillaging or trade.

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12 Jul

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Habsburg Rivals - The Hohenzollern Dynasty

From a small town on the Eastern foothills of the Black Forest the Hohenzollern Dynasty rose to one of Europe’s major powerhouses and the throne of German Emperor before ruining it all in a senseless war. Tracing Kaiser Wilhelm II's ancestors back to their humble beginnings as Counts of Zollern, this course investigates a millennium of Hohenzollern... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>From a small town on the Eastern foothills of the Black Forest the Hohenzollern Dynasty rose to one of Europe’s major powerhouses and the throne of German Emperor before ruining it all in a

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13 Jul

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Shakespeare's London

With its noisy, teeming streets, Shakespeare arrived from Stratford some time before 1590. By 1594 he was established as an actor and playwright and had joined the Lord Chamberlain’s Company.We walk the streets and visit Shakespeare’s sites. DELIVERY MODE Hybrid (F2F and Online simultaneously) SUGGESTED READING Shakespeare – Peter Ackroyd 1599 –... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>With its noisy, teeming streets, Shakespeare arrived from Stratford some time before 1590. By 1594 he was established as an actor and playwright and had joined the Lord Chamberlain’s Company.We

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13 Jul
$39 Limited

<p>With its noisy, teeming streets, Shakespeare arrived from Stratford some time before 1590. By 1594 he was established as an actor and playwright and had joined the Lord Chamberlain’s Company.We

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13 Jul

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Resistance Against The Nazis

Take a closer look at the history, motives and legacy of the Resistance against the Nazis. Among the topics to be explored: the ‘Kreisau Circle’, ‘Operation Valkyrie’, Stauffenberg’s failed assassination plot; and the Free French movement. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face SUGGESTED READING Fallada, Hans. Alone in Berlin (Penguin, 2009; first edition,... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Take a closer look at the history, motives and legacy of the Resistance against the Nazis. Among the topics to be explored: the ‘Kreisau Circle’, ‘Operation Valkyrie’, Stauffenberg’s failed

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15 Jul

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500 Years Ago: Martin Luther and Church Reform

In 1521 Martin Luther, a friar and university professor of theology, had to appear before the German Emperor to defend his claims regarding reform of the Catholic Church; he was charged with heresy. We discuss Luther’s early life, his teaching and the impact it had on his views about Catholicism. We then examine why his ideas spread and led to the... [More]
$25 Limited

<p>In 1521 Martin Luther, a friar and university professor of theology, had to appear before the German Emperor to defend his claims regarding reform of the Catholic Church; he was charged with

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16 Jul

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Popular Protest and Radical Politics in Britain and Ireland, c. 1789-1848

This course will examine the history of radical political movements in both Britain and Ireland from the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789 to 1848, the ‘year of Revolutions’ as it is sometimes described. Among the subjects that we will explore in this course are the impact which the French Revolution had on radical politics in both Britain... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>This course will examine the history of radical political movements in both Britain and Ireland from the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789 to 1848, the ‘year of Revolutions’ as it is

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23 Jul

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Europe North of the Alps 1400-1555: Renaissance and Reform

It was not Italy alone that embarked upon a renaissance. Elsewhere in Europe a rebirth also took place, with its own features and, notably, a break with the Catholic Church. Examine all aspects of this exciting period – a time of transition from the Middle Ages to early modern times. DELIVERY MODE Online COURSE OUTLINE Society, politics, and daily... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>It was not Italy alone that embarked upon a renaissance. Elsewhere in Europe a rebirth also took place, with its own features and, notably, a break with the Catholic Church. Examine all aspects of

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30 Jul

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Power and Poetry in Renaissance Italy

Comparing four women who lived between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, this lecture shows the various means by which people navigated the world of diplomacy and politicking within Renaissance Italy. In an era when women had limited opportunities for engagement with public life, the strategies used by these women to negotiate, or claim and... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Comparing four women who lived between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, this lecture shows the various means by which people navigated the world of diplomacy and politicking within

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30 Jul
$39 Limited

<p>Comparing four women who lived between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, this lecture shows the various means by which people navigated the world of diplomacy and politicking within

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30 Jul

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Discovering Dante's Inferno

If it is true that Italian comes from Dante as much as English from the plays of Shakespeare and the 1611 King James Bible, there is no better work to get acquainted to Italian culture than Dante’s Divine Comedy, which has the advantage of presenting itself as an encyclopaedia of the Middle Ages and providing its readership with the most... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

<p>If it is true that Italian comes from Dante as much as English from the plays of Shakespeare and the 1611 King James Bible, there is no better work to get acquainted to Italian culture than Dante’s

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03 Aug

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