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COURSE NUMBER: HIST 344
COURSE TITLE: Tudor Britain
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Richard Vaudry
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course consists of a study of the life of Britain and her peoples from the late 15th to the early 17th century. Primary attention will be given to England. Topics to be covered include: the essence of the English Reformation, Tudor rebellions, Edwardian Protestantism and Marian reaction, the Elizabethan Settlement and the origins of Puritanism.

Prerequisites: HIST 202 or 204
REQUIRED TEXTS: Susan Brigden, New Worlds, Lost Worlds: The Rule of the Tudors, 1485-1603, London: Penguin, 2001.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Essay: Part One: Proposal, Outline, Bibliography10%
Essay: Part Two:  Book Review20%
Essay: Part Three: Completed Paper30%
Final Examination40%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
  • Introductory Comments
  • Before the Tudors: England in the l5th Century
  • The Socio-Economic Foundations of Tudor England
  • Henry VII
  • Henry VIII: The Early Years and the Rise of Wolsey
  • The King’s Great Matter
  • The Break with Rome
  • Cromwell and the Tudor Revolution in Government
  • The Last Years of Henry VIII: Religious Change and Warfare
  • Edward VI
  • Mary and the English Counter-Reformation
  • Elizabeth I
  • The Consolidation of the English Reformation
  • Elizabethan Foreign Affairs
  • Elizabethan Government
  • Scotland and Ireland in the 16th Century
  • Popular Culture in the l6th Century
  • The Origins of the English Empire


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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