Syllabus

Rev. 24 October 2006

  1. Outlining Prehistory of the British Isles, Roman Britain, Anglo-Saxon England, the Arrival of Norsemen up to and Including the Norman Conquest
  2. Socioeconomic Overview from the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century
  3. Evolution of Parliament from Feudal Origins to the Fourteenth Century
  4. Religion and Politics under the Tudor and Early Stuart Monarchs
    1. Religious Background - Wycliffe and the Lollards
    2. Breaking with Rome
    3. Protestant Aspirations for Further Reform
    4. A Threat to the Calvinist Consensus - Arminianism
    5. Outbreak of Civil War
  5. Ireland: Religion, Racism, and Politics
  6. Colonial America
    1. Racism(s)
    2. Born Bourgeois?
    3. The Political, Social, and Cultural Evolution of the British Colonies along the North Atlantic Seaboard
    4. Imperial Challenges and Colonial Response