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All historians working with archival resources, whether online or not, will eventually come across documents that are a challenge to read. The vast majority of these have yet to be transcribed, and so it is left to the individual to decipher them as best they can.             Luckily for us, most old documents from the later fifteenth century onwards...

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Historically, the Welsh have been perceived as a people of strong opinions, radical politics and violent resistance to outside influences. Certainly, the radical politics associated with trades and working class movements in Wales has sometimes triggered violent insurgency, but these are not the only causes of riots and rebellions in Wales. This course will look at key insurrections in...

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The Reformation in England took a very strange path. The dynastic requirements of Henry VIII rather than any theological imperative drove the initial break with Rome. The subsequent policies of his three children by three different marriages made for a turbulent century in both Church and State. This course examines the reigns of the first four Tudor monarchs from...

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Religion In The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages were above all a religious age.
Between the years 1000-1500 significant changes took place in the beliefs and
organisation of religious life. This course examines...

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The Middle Ages were above all a religious age. Between the years 1000-1500 significant changes took place in the beliefs and organisation of religious life. This course examines the official doctrine of the Church and the lives of popes, bishops, monks and friars. But it also explores aspects of popular religion at the grass roots. In particular the beliefs...

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The Emergence Of Egyptian Christianity

Traditionally Christianity was brought to Egypt by St
Mark. Alexandria was one of the great centres of early Christian learning. Yet
the Egyptian Church eventually broke with the churches...

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Traditionally Christianity was brought to Egypt by St Mark. Alexandria was one of the great centres of early Christian learning. Yet the Egyptian Church eventually broke with the churches of Rome and Constantinople. This course examines the story from the earliest times to the arrival of Islam in the 7th century.  

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