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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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Treason and Deadly Lies

Traitorous crimes involve lying, subterfuge and deception on a large scale. Both Anne Boleyn and Joan of Arc were found guilty of treason and executed. King Charles I was found guilty of waging war on his own subjects and was beheaded in 1649. Lord Haw Haw was the last traitor hanged in Britain in 1946.The execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in... [More]
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<p>Traitorous crimes involve lying, subterfuge and deception on a large scale. Both Anne Boleyn and Joan of Arc were found guilty of treason and executed. King Charles I was found guilty of waging war

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18 Nov

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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]
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<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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18 Nov

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Georgian England and The Age of Gin

Lecture looks 18th century London and the history of Gin from its emergence in 1690 as a cheap alternative to beer so that it became the addiction of the London poor and gave rise to the Gin Age. The Age saw the emergence of gin shops, rocketing gin consumption, the increase in crime and social decay among the poor and Parliaments repeated failures... [More]
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<p>Lecture looks 18th century London and the history of Gin from its emergence in 1690 as a cheap alternative to beer so that it became the addiction of the London poor and gave rise to the Gin Age.

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03 Dec

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The Masterpieces that Napoleon Stole – Where Are They Now?

Napoloeon died on 5 May 1821, and a current major Exhibition in Paris marks this 200 year Anniversary. One of the themes explored is his cultural legacy to France, including the Masterpieces of art that Napoleon stole as war booty in during his campaigns. In 1798, art recently looted from Italy was flaunted in the streets of Paris. Where is that... [More]
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<p>Napoloeon died on 5 May 1821, and a current major Exhibition in Paris marks this 200 year Anniversary. One of the themes explored is his cultural legacy to France, including the Masterpieces of art

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03 Dec

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Nobel Prize Winners: Albert Einstein (1921) & Willy Brandt (1971)

125 years ago, on 10 Dec 1896, Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Nobel died. Since 1901 that day is commemorated each year by the awarding of five Nobel Prizes in Stockholm and Oslo. 50 years ago, in 1971, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate was the then German Chancellor Willy Brandt for his efforts to normalise relations between West Germany... [More]
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<p>125 years ago, on 10 Dec 1896, Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Nobel died. Since 1901 that day is commemorated each year by the awarding of five Nobel Prizes in Stockholm and Oslo. 50

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10 Dec
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<p>125 years ago, on 10 Dec 1896, Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Nobel died. Since 1901 that day is commemorated each year by the awarding of five Nobel Prizes in Stockholm and Oslo. 50

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10 Dec

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O Tannenbaum

A special session about German Christmas traditions, songs and cuisine. How do Germans celebrate Christmas? What do they eat, drink and sing? Where are the biggest and best Christmas markets? And where did the Christmas tree originate from? Answers to these and other Christmas questions can be found in this special two-hours Christmas session –... [More]
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<p>A special session about German Christmas traditions, songs and cuisine. How do Germans celebrate Christmas? What do they eat, drink and sing? Where are the biggest and best Christmas markets? And

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13 Dec
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<p>A special session about German Christmas traditions, songs and cuisine. How do Germans celebrate Christmas? What do they eat, drink and sing? Where are the biggest and best Christmas markets? And

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13 Dec

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Magdeburg - Forgotten Medieval Metropolis

Many centuries ago, Magdeburg was one of Europe’s biggest and most important cities. Home to Romanesque churches, Germany’s first Gothic cathedral and the tomb of Otto the Great, the first Holy Roman Emperor. Utterly devastated during the Thirty Years War, the city on the Elbe River has never managed to fully recover. Massive WWII bombardments and... [More]
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<p>Many centuries ago, Magdeburg was one of Europe’s biggest and most important cities. Home to Romanesque churches, Germany’s first Gothic cathedral and the tomb of Otto the Great, the first Holy

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10 Jan
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<p>Many centuries ago, Magdeburg was one of Europe’s biggest and most important cities. Home to Romanesque churches, Germany’s first Gothic cathedral and the tomb of Otto the Great, the first Holy

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10 Jan

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Fürstenberg & Nymphenburg: 275 Years of Porcelain Manufacture

On 11 January 1747 Prince Charles I of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel ordered the foundation of the Fürstenberg Porcelain Manufacture on the Weser River as the third German producer of fine chinaware. Later that year the Bavarian Elector Maximilian III Joseph founded the Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufacture in Munich following his marriage to Mary Ann of... [More]
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<p>On 11 January 1747 Prince Charles I of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel ordered the foundation of the Fürstenberg Porcelain Manufacture on the Weser River as the third German producer of fine chinaware.

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11 Jan
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<p>On 11 January 1747 Prince Charles I of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel ordered the foundation of the Fürstenberg Porcelain Manufacture on the Weser River as the third German producer of fine chinaware.

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11 Jan

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The Bayeux Tapestry

Once believed to have been embroidered by Queen Matilda and her ladies, the Bayeux Tapestry tells the story of Duke William of Normandy’s conquest of England in 1066 in a series of panels telling the story supposedly from the Norman point of view. In this course we will be spending some time looking at the Tapestry’s history, and then going through... [More]
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<p>Once believed to have been embroidered by Queen Matilda and her ladies, the Bayeux Tapestry tells the story of Duke William of Normandy’s conquest of England in 1066 in a series of panels telling

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13 Jan

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100 Years Ago: German Hyperinflation

German reparation obligations after WW I dragged the heavily indebted fledgling Weimar Republic to the brink of bankruptcy with the downward spiral gaining serious momentum in 1922 and beyond. By October 1921 the value of the Reichsmark had shrunk to one hundredth of its value from August 1914. By the end of 1922 the situation had worsened by the... [More]
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<p>German reparation obligations after WW I dragged the heavily indebted fledgling Weimar Republic to the brink of bankruptcy with the downward spiral gaining serious momentum in 1922 and beyond. By

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17 Jan
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<p>German reparation obligations after WW I dragged the heavily indebted fledgling Weimar Republic to the brink of bankruptcy with the downward spiral gaining serious momentum in 1922 and beyond. By

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17 Jan

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