Medieval London: Pubs, Plague-pits and Cathedrals

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Medieval London: Pubs, Plague-pits and Cathedrals

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    British Studies, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None

    Taught by seminars, site visits and museum sessions, this course introduces students to life in medieval and renaissance London. The central themes of royal power, gender, marginality, the Black Death and popular revolt, will be studied in class and in the streets of London. Students will visit key monuments of medieval London (such as Westminster Abbey), trace the path of rebels in 1381, or handle medieval and early modern artifacts in the Museum of London. Sites, monuments, topography and artifacts will lead to a new understanding of politics, devotional practices, trade and family life. Please note that this module involves class visits to various locations in London. When timetabling please allow yourself an hour¿s travel time either side of the class.

    Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
    Level: 5

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