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Bromley, BR1 2PX PART TIME DAY

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When the monarchy was restored in 1660 the issues that had caused the Civil War remained unresolved. By the end of his reign Charles II was able... read more

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Pickering, YO18 8AA PART TIME DAY

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We will examine key events and themes in European and World History between 1200 and 1500. Topics will include the 100 Years War, the Black Death... read more

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Pickering, YO18 8AA WEEKEND

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Fascinating lectures and field studies day school to explore the Roman Invasion and Cawthorn camps.... read more

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Reading, RG1 6NP PART TIME DAY

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The Romans gave Europe the first pan European style of architecture and the glories of their engineering skills can be still be seen in buildings... read more

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Chesham, HP5 1AG PART TIME DAY

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The Iron Age to Roman period in Britain was a time of huge change. Conflicts, an agricultural revolution and technological advances benefitted... read more

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Duration: 8 weeks

Level: Intermediate

Norwich, NR15 2NG PART TIME DAY

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From the First Opium War in 1839 to the Yangtze Incident in 1949, this fascinating course presents the history of how Britain used military power... read more

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Colchester, CO1 1TT PART TIME DAY

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Our sessions cover the essential geography of the Celtic realms; the origins and development of the Celtic peoples in the Middle Ages; the... read more

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Duration: 12 weeks

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Leeds, LS3 1AD PART TIME DAY

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'Life is a gift of nature; but the good life is the gift of education that comes from literacy' (Diodorus Siculus, 1st century BC). Education has... read more

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Duration: 7 weeks

Leominster, HR6 8NJ PART TIME DAY

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This the creation story for Herefordshire as it emerged from the collapse of the Roman Empire and became a distinct British region, separated... read more

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Duration: 12 weeks

York, YO30 7BJ PART TIME DAY

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A look at life “up North” between the Romans and the Normans, a period when the north had a very distinctive history and culture. We will discuss... read more

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Duration: 7 weeks

Felixstowe, IP11 7BY PART TIME DAY

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This course will aim to identify the origins of the women's movement from around 1800 and investigate key advances in women's rights in the... read more

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Duration: 11 weeks

Ipswich, IP4 1JW PART TIME DAY

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This course uses written and pictorial sources, and evidence from the built environment, to explore the development and social significance of... read more

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Duration: 11 weeks

Attleborough, NR17 2AS PART TIME DAY

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East Anglia has a long and accessible coastline, navigable waterways, and fairly flat terrain. Its proximity to europe and good arable and... read more

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Wokingham, RG40 1UE PART TIME DAY

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The boy king Henry III's throne was secured by the regent William Marshal who defeated the French at the battle of Lincoln. However, Henry's... read more

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Walton-On-Thames, KT12 1LG PART TIME DAY

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Leeds, LS8 1DS WEEKEND

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