Stuart England (HIH2108A)

30 credits

This module explores the politics, religion, and culture of England in the seventeenth century.  The age of the Stuart kings saw the unification of the kingdoms of the British Isles under one crown; it witnessed a flourishing of the arts, a profusion of new religious possibilities, and great political turmoil.   You will engage with a series of ongoing historiographical debates, using contemporary plays, poems, histories, pamphlets, parliamentary speeches, and legal records to test the theses of modern historians, and to develop new arguments.