History of Great Britain course syllabus

 

WEEK

TOPIC

   

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1. Prehistoric Britain (500 000 - 43 A.D.)

 

An Island People. Neolithic Farmers. Megalithic Monuments. The Celts.


2. Roman Britain (AD 43 - 410)

 

Caesar's invasions. The Roman province. Romanization of Britain.

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3. The Anglo-Saxon period (440 - 1066)

 

The Saxons, Angles and Jutes.  The House of Wessex.  The Normans.


4. The Early Middle Ages (1066 - 1307)

 

The Norman Conquest. The Rise of a Medieval State. Decline of Feudal Rule. The beginnings of Parliament.

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5. The Late Middle Ages (1307 - 1485)

 

The Hundred Years' War (1337 - 1453). The Peasants' Revolt. The Wars of the Roses (1455 - 1485).


6. The Tudor Age (1485 - 1603)

 

The English Reformation.  Elizabeth I. The New Foreign Policy and the Building of Britain's Trade Empire.

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7. The Stuarts (1603 - 1688)

 

Parliament Against the Crown.  The English Revolution. The Restoration of Monarchy. The Glorious Revolution.


8. The Eighteen Century (1688 - 1789)

 

A Century of Conflicts.  The Era of Robert Walpole. The American Revolution.  Napoleonic Wars.

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9. The Age of Industrial Revolution

 

The Origins of Industrial Revolution.  Population Growth and Urbanisation. The Reforms of the 1830s.


10. The Age of Liberalism (1851 - 1914)

 

Mid-Victorian Prosperity.  The Gladstone-Disraeli Rivalry. The Late Victorian Empire.

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11. 20th Century: World War I and Interwar Years (1914 - 1939)

 

War in Europe 1914 - 1918. Women's Suffrage. Ireland's Independence. The Interwar Years.


12. 20th Century: World War II to Fall of Empire

 

The Atlantic War. The Home Front. Austerity and Affluence. Aftermath of Empire.