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The Lost Medieval Kingdom of Burgundy

The rich, fertile lands of Burgundy were inhabited by the Celts, the Romans, and then in the 5th century by the Burgundians, from which the land takes its name. As a Kingdom, a Duchy and a County, Burgundy has seen its borders grow and shrink with the changing political scene, becoming a largely independent territory, and a bulwark against the ambitions of the Kingdom of France and the Holy Roman Emperor before finally being absorbed into France in the late 15th century. SUGGESTED... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
The Lost Medieval Kingdom of Burgundy

<p>The rich, fertile lands of Burgundy were inhabited by the Celts, the Romans, and then in the 5th century by the Burgundians, from which the land takes its name. As a Kingdom, a Duchy and a County,

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The Great Kings of Medieval England

This course looks at four of the great kings of medieval England. Starting with Henry II, this course shall also look at the lives and reigns of Edward III, Edward IV, and Henry VII. These kings helped shape England through strength of character and leadership. By examining and comparing their personalities and reigns, we shall attempt to discover what lay at the heart of their success. SUGGESTED READING Henry II, W. L. Warren Edward III, W Mark Ormrod Edward IV: The Summer King,... [More]
$145 Limited inc GST / $131
The Great Kings of Medieval England

<p>This course looks at four of the great kings of medieval England. Starting with Henry II, this course shall also look at the lives and reigns of Edward III, Edward IV, and Henry VII. These kings

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1989: The Year That Changed The World

Explore the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th 1989. Suddenly everything seemed possible. Take a closer look at the broader legacy of 1989, from the German reunification in 1991, to the end of Communism and of the Cold War. SUGGESTED READING Fukuyama, Francis, The End of History and the Last Man, (London: Penguin, 2012) Gaddis, John Lewis, The Cold War, (London: Penguin, 2007) Gorbachev, Mikhail, The New Russia (Polity Press, 2016) Isaacs, Jeremy, and... [More]
$192 Limited inc GST / $173
1989: The Year That Changed The World

<p>Explore the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th 1989. Suddenly everything seemed possible. Take a closer look at the broader legacy of 1989, from the German

...
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
1989: The Year That Changed The World

<p>Explore the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th 1989. Suddenly everything seemed possible. Take a closer look at the broader legacy of 1989, from the German

...
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
1989: The Year That Changed The World

<p>Explore the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th 1989. Suddenly everything seemed possible. Take a closer look at the broader legacy of 1989, from the German

...
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
1989: The Year That Changed The World

<p>Explore the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th 1989. Suddenly everything seemed possible. Take a closer look at the broader legacy of 1989, from the German

...
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
1989: The Year That Changed The World

<p>Explore the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th 1989. Suddenly everything seemed possible. Take a closer look at the broader legacy of 1989, from the German

...

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Caroline of Brunswick: Uncrowned Queen of England

Caroline of Brunswick was the wife of Prince Regent, George, Prince of Wales. The only thing they had in common was a mutual loathing of one another. Caroline ‘left’ her philandering husband, living a completely separate life. George tried twice to divorce his wife in court cases that gripped the English public. When her estranged husband was crowned King, Caroline became the uncrowned Queen of England. If Caroline were guilty of adultery, it was never proved and any secrets she... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
Caroline of Brunswick: Uncrowned Queen of England

<p>Caroline of Brunswick was the wife of Prince Regent, George, Prince of Wales. The only thing they had in common was a mutual loathing of one another. Caroline ‘left’ her philandering husband,

...

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Creation to Christian: Ireland from 7000BC to 700AD

The geophysical formation of the Irish island and its peopling in the Stone and Bronze Ages set the scene for a dynamic Celtic cultural realm from around 700 BC. Celtic vitality was harnessed to Christian purposes from around 400 AD. The Conversion was well underway yet hardly complete by 700 AD. After the relative isolation of Celtic Ireland from the Continent, Early Christianity heralded Ireland’s increased participation in Dark Age Europe and laid the foundations for modern... [More]

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French Presidents: From De Gaulle to Macron

Explore the lives and times of eight influential French Presidents who changed history from the Second World War to today. Starting with President Charles de Gaulle, the former French General, who wrote history and became famous during the German occupation of France from 1940-1945, encouraging the French from his London exile with the statement: “France has lost a battle but not the war.” Finishing with Emmanuel Macron, who with 39-years became in 2017 the youngest-ever President... [More]

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Europe Recast: 1850-1880

In 1850 Europeans found themselves confronting failed revolutionary attempts to create constitutional and/ or democratic governments. But reactionary policies were nevertheless dead, and the period was a time of new ideas, new art, new policies and political change, including the creation of new countries such as Germany and Italy. This course will cover all aspects of the history of the period, from the ideas of Darwin and Marx to industrial expansion and political developments.... [More]

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An Illustrated Guide to England through Women's Eyes

An illustrated guide through England finding the hidden stories of the famous but also finding the forgotten women by visiting their homes, their work, their walks, their travels, their churches, their inspirations, their portraits, their writings, their resting places from – duchesses to maids, politicians to philanthropists, saints to sinners, creative writers and artists to practical pioneers, all a rich tapestry of their struggles and ours. COURSE OUTLINE Westminster,... [More]

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Dark Episodes in Spanish History - Part I

There are number of case studies in Spanish history involving an aggressive foreign policy and empire building ever since joint monarchs, Isabella and Ferdinand, expelled the Jews from Spain 1492, the same year Columbus sailed for the New World. The decimation of the Aztec and Inca empires of Central and South America followed. The horrors of the Trans Atlantic slave trade emerged. The Spanish Inquisition specialised in heretic hunting over four centuries. The long term impact of... [More]

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