The British Isles, 1066-1603 (HIST*2000) | College of Arts

The British Isles, 1066-1603 (HIST*2000)

Code and section: HIST*2000*01

Term: Fall 2017

Instructor: Bronagh Ni Chonaill


Course Synopsis:

This course provides an introductory survey of the history of medieval and early modern Britain and Ireland from the Norman conquest of Anglo-Saxon England in 1066 to the union of the Scottish and English crowns in 1603. Major figures, events, and processes will be covered, in addition to comparative discussions of society, religion, language and culture throughout this fascinating and often turbulent era amongst the English and Celtic-speaking peoples of Britain and Ireland. Upon completion of the course, students will not only have a sense of ‘what happened’ in the British Isles in these years, but also a sense of the evidence from which our understanding of this period has developed over time.

Methods of Evaluation and Weights:

Essay Proposal: 10%
Primary Source Quiz/Analysis: 10%
Mid-term: 20%
Essay: 30%
Final exam: 30%

Texts and/or Resources Required Include All or Parts of:

S. E. Lehmberg and S. A. Meigs. The peoples of the British Isles: a new history (Vol. 1: From prehistoric times to 1688). Fourth edition (Oxford, 2016).

*Please note: This is a preliminary web course description only. The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description. The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.