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COURSE NUMBER: HIST 345
COURSE TITLE: Stuart Britain
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Richard Vaudry, Ph.D., F.R.Hist.S.
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to give students an appreciation for the basic themes of British history from 1603 to 1688. A concluding survey covering the period from the Glorious Revolution to 1714 is included. Some prominent topics are: Anglicans and Puritans, Cromwell and the Holy Commonwealth, radical social thought and foreign relations.

Prerequisites: HIST 204
REQUIRED TEXTS: Mark Kishlanshy, A Monarchy Transformed: Britain 1603-1714 (Penguin, l996).
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Essay - Proposal, Outline, Bibliography 10%
Essay - Completed Essay (2500-3000 words)40%
Attendance and Participation10%
Final Examination30%
100%
LECTURE SCHEDULE:
  • Monarchy 
  • Aristocracy, Gentry
  • Economy
  • Fire and Plague  
  • Women, Marriage and Family
  • Parliament
  • Causes, course and consequences of the British civil wars
  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • Cromwell
  • Arminianism, Laudianism and Puritanism
  • Trade and the East India Company
  • West Indies and the ‘Sugar Revolution’
  • Political Radicalism and political conservatism
  • Transatlantic Britain; Virginia, Massachusetts and Bermuda
  • Coffee houses and the Public Square
  • Restoration
  • Glorious Revolution


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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