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Tudor Study Courses/degree?
January 21, 2010
11:41 am
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emma
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As we are all fanatics on this period in history, does anyone know of any study/open university courses on Tudor history??

I know Ive been looking for a while now, and whilst you can get courses on other historic events there are non or it seems for this period.

I think as we are all so fasinated in this area it would be nice to put it to some good use, my husband always laughs and says I should go on Master Mind! LOL but apart from acutally building a time machine and living the dream, the next best thing would be to get a kind of qualification in this area??

Does this sound far fetched? Mad? or does anyone else think you should be able to study this area and be recognised for it????

Im sure between all of us on here we could write a fantastic book!!!

Oh now theres an idea!!

Emma x

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January 21, 2010
11:55 am
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The University of Exeter offer an online course – http://education.exeter.ac.uk/…..ode=DLH10A – called \”The Tudors: History, Religion and Culture\” which seems to be offered three times a year.

You can also do various history courses through The Open University – http://www.open.ac.uk/ – including a BA Hons in history.

I'm not sure whether you have done history A Level but mine covered the Tudors and Stuarts, the Reformation etc. but I think it depends on the board offering the A Level as to what period of history is covered.

Let us know if you find a good course.

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January 21, 2010
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Forgot to say that you can find the details of the OU history degree at http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/u…..on/b01.htm and it does contain a unit at Level 2 covering the period 1400-1900 – http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/u…..e/a200.htm – which can actually be studied on its own, rather than as part of the degree.

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January 21, 2010
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that course looks quite good!

I did once look into it and there are courses out there but tend to be at a lower level so i'm not sure how good they would be

January 21, 2010
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It's not quite a course with a degree, but The Teaching Company offers audio courses on a large range of topics that are taught by professors and experts as if it were in a university setting.  I've listened to their Age of Henry VIII and History of Western Civilization, which deals with this period in detail at some point.  They also have courses on English History from the Tudors to the Stuarts, the Reformation, and the Renaissance.  Right now I'm listening to a course on Medieval history.  The website is http://www.teach12.com or oyu can download them through your favorite torrent provider.

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January 23, 2010
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I could go crazy on The Teaching Company website!   Pricier than I expected but what a great resource.

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November 7, 2011
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The Teaching company DVDs are offered at many libraries to borrow or you could do an Inter-Library Loan and get them. I work at an academic library and we loan ours all the time to libraries around the country.Laugh

January 22, 2012
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Boleyn
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I'd like nothing better than to do a degree in Tudor history, but from what i've been told it isn't possible to do that unless you do a full course in history from Viking and Saxon times, up to our Present Queen.

It kind of makes sence really as the Viking and Saxon times do have influence to Tudor times and beyond, and it's easy to make mistakes about the why's and wherefores if you don't really know what went on before Tudor Times.

The only way to actually specialise in Tudor history is to do the whole thing and then go in hook line and sinker to the whole Tudor era..

I make mistakes even now where Tudor history is concerned which is why I find thse forums invaluable as there are always people who know something I don't and vice versa. These forums are great for sharing thoughts and ideas about why Henry did this or why Anne did this.. We will never really know 100% of what went on in any period of History other than our own right now.. After all we are all just passing through History ourselves. Everything we do or say adds a mystery to the next generation to why we did that.

Everybody has their own opinion to why things were done in history and we may not all agree with those viewpoints but if we were to take each and everyone's opinion and really think about it to the point where our brains want to emigrate, we may get somewhere to what did or didn't or should or shouldn't happen. and even then we could be completely wrong.

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January 22, 2012
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Boleyn, try this: Degrees in Tudor history/eHow.co.uk (I couldn't get a direct link to work, sorry). This may be of some help, or at least of interest to you. Good luck.

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