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The Tudors and the English Reformation

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The Tudors and the English Reformation

The Tudors transformed England between 1485 and 1603 and this course will concentrate on one of their most significant legacies - the Reformation. After looking at where the Tudors came from etc, we will examine the causes and consequences of Henry VIII's break with Rome in the 1530s and all that flowed from that episode as we consider the twisted and often dangerous path of Reformation and Counter-Reformation.

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Date: 19th - 21st January 2018
Location: Madingley Hall, Cambridge
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambs. CB23 8AQ UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 746222
Email: University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education
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Winds of Change: Post-War Britain 1945 - 1965

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Winds of Change: Post-War Britain 1945 - 1965

Britain emerged victorious but bankrupt from the Second World War in 1945 and the next twenty years witnessed a transformation of British society which included the creation of the welfare state, the 'never had it so good' years of the 1950s and an unprecedented rise in prosperity. This course will explore some of these changes as well as looking at Britain's changing role in the world, the end of Empire, the Cold War etc. The course ends in 1964-5, the year of Harold Wilson's Labour victory, the advent of the Beatles and the death of Winston Churchill.

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Date: 26th - 28th March 2018 (7 sessions)
Location: Higham Hall Adult Education Centre
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH
Tel: +44 (0) 1768 776 276
Email:  Higham Hall
Website: Higham Hall Course Details

 
A Load of Bull! - National Service in Post-War Britain, 1947 - 1963

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A Load of Bull! - National Service in Post-War Britain, 1947 - 1963

2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the introduction of National Service, when, between 1947 and 1963, over two million young British men were conscripted into the armed forces for anything up to two years.

Many loathed it, most were resigned to it, some almost enjoyed it!

Many National Servicemen were posted abroad to fight in such post-imperial hot-spots as Malaya, Cyprus, Egypt, Kenya and Aden, they also served in the war in Korea. Over 400 of them were killed on active service.

This course will examine the reasons why National Service was introduced, the experience of the conscripts - from parade ground to the front-line - and some of the effects of National Service both on those who experienced it and on the wider society.

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Date: 28th - 30th March 2018 (7 sessions)
Location: Higham Hall Adult Education Centre
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH
Tel: +44 (0) 1768 776 276
Email:  Higham Hall
Website: Higham Hall Course Details

 
The British Home Front and World War I

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The British Home Front and World War I 2018 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I. The first 'total' war in Britain's history touched the lives of almost every family in the United Kingdom and in this course we will explore something of the varied impact of the War on the home front.

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Date: 9th - 20th July 2018: 10 sessions
Contact: University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education, International Summer Programme,
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: University of Cambridge, International Programmes, Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridgeshire, UK CB23 8AQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 - 760850
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 - 760848
Email: University of Cambridge
Website:  University of Cambridge

 
Enlisting Hearts and Minds: Propaganda and World War II

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Enlisting Hearts and Minds: Propaganda and World War II Propaganda was used by all nations involved in World War II and employed every type of media from film to children's comics. After trying to defining what propaganda is, we will investigate the propaganda of Great Britain, the USA, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union between 1939 and 1945 to explore differences and similarities between the propaganda of democracies and dictatorships.

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Date: 23rd - 27th July 2018
Contact: University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education, International Summer Programme
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: University of Cambridge, International Programmes, Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridgeshire, UK CB23 8AQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 - 760850
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 - 760848
Email: University of Cambridge
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Fall of Eagles: the Romanovs, Habsburgs & Hohenzollerns, 1848 - c.1920

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Fall of Eagles: the Romanovs, Habsburgs and Hohenzollerns, 1848 - c.1920 From the Congress of Vienna to the Treaty of Versailles, nineteenth and early twentieth century Europe was dominated by the ambitions and rivalries of three imperial families - the Romanovs in Russia, the Habsburgs in Austria and the Hohenzollerns in Prussia/Germany. We will examine how these dynasties coped with the radical new forces of nationalism and liberalism which were stirring across Europe, with each other, and, eventually, how they all came to grief in the catastrophe of the First World War - a war created by those very ambitions and rivalries.

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Date: 23rd - 27th July 2018
Contact: University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education, International Summer Programme
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: University of Cambridge, International Programmes, Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridgeshire UK CB23 8AQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 - 760850
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 - 760848
Email: University of Cambridge
Website:  University of Cambridge

 
Reformation, Religion and Revolution in Tudor and Early Stuart England, 1500 - 1650

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Reformation, Religion and Revolution in Tudor and Early Stuart England, 1500 - 1650 Using an inter-disciplinary approach combining politics, religion and iconography, this course will explore conflict, resistance and revolt between 1500 and 1650. We will explore the expanding world of the early 16th century, the nature of the Reformation unleashed by Henry VIII and Edward VI, the Counter-Reformation of Mary and the 'religious settlement' of Elizabeth. We will also study the Catholic opposition under Elizabeth and the rising power of Puritanism which finally provoked Civil War and Revolution across the British Isles in the 1640s and resulted in the downfall of the monarchy and the execution of Charles I.

Date: 28th July - 4th August 2018
Location: Rewley House, Wellington Square, Oxford, UK.
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford, UK OX1 2JA
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 270397 / 270427
Email: University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education
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The First World War - The War that Would Not End

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The First World War - The War that Would Not End For the British and French the First World War ended at 11.00am on the 11th November 1918 and the world was supposed to get back to 'normal.' Yet for most Europeans east of the Rhine, November 1918 was only the beginning of years of conflict involving revolutions and attempted revolutions, the rise of Fascism, civil wars and wars between the successor states of the old pre-war Empires. Explore both this forgotten chapter in the violent history of Twentieth-Century Europe and something of the implications.

Date: 26th - 28th September 2018 (3 day course)
Location: Higham Hall, Cumbria, UK
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CB13 9SH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1768 - 776276
Fax: +44 (0) 1768 - 776013
Email:  Higham Hall
Website:  Higham Hall Course Details

 

A Land Fit for Heroes? Britain After the First World War

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A Land Fit for Heroes? Britain After the First World War On the 24th November 1918 the Prime Minister of Great Britain, David Lloyd George, declared in an election speech that the task of any future government was, 'to make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.' In this task all governments between 1918 and 1939 failed. Britain between the wars was a society divided between south and north, between prosperity and poverty, between social change and political conservatism. Explore something of the impact of the First World War on British society in the 1920s and 30s - from rising hem-lines to the Jarrow Marchers - and how the effects of the First World War coloured Britain's response to the approach of the Second World War.

Date: 28th - 30th September 2018 (3 day course)
Location: Higham Hall, Cumbria, UK
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CB13 9SH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1768 - 776276
Fax: +44 (0) 1768 - 776013
Email: Higham Hall
Website: Higham Hall Course Details
 
Stalin and the Soviet Union

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Stalin and the Soviet Union This short course will explore the life and times of Joseph Stalin and his impact upon the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. We will consider Stalin's rise to power in the 1920s, industrialization and terror in the 1930s, the Second World War, Soviet expansion after 1945 and the Cold War. In the arts we will explore the development of Socialist Realism and we will end by discussing Stalin's role, and the system he created, in the eventual fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s.

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Date: March 2019 (3 day course) DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
Location: Higham Hall, Cumbria, UK
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CB13 9SH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1768 - 776276
Fax: +44 (0) 1768 - 776013
Email: Higham Hall
Website: Higham Hall Course Details

 
Hitler and Nazi Germany

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Hitler and Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler strides across the history of the twentieth century like a colossus. He changed the lives of most Europeans during his years in power and we continue to live with the positive and negative implications of his defeat in 1945. It was Hitler who created and dominated the Nazi party; Hitler who revitalized Germany after the chaos of defeat and economic collapse; Hitler who unleashed the Second World War; Hitler who ultimately bears the responsibility for the deaths of millions through war and genocide.

Finding definitive answers to the enigma of Hitler and Nazism is not easy, but this course will provide an introduction to his life and the movement he founded. As we go through the course, we will consider the questions: why was Hitler so popular, and how could it happen?

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Date: March 2019 (3 day course) DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
Location: Higham Hall, Cumbria, UK
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CB13 9SH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1768 - 776276
Fax: +44 (0) 1768 - 776013
Email: Higham Hall
Website: Higham Hall Course Details

 

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