Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and their Impact on Britain and Ireland

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and their Impact on Britain and Ireland

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    British Studies, History, Irish Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module will provide students with an over-view of how the Kingdom of England evolved over half a millennium, commencing with the often chaotic events that followed the collapse of Roman control over the island at the start of the fifth century AD. England was later stabilised by the Anglo-Saxon settlement, and there developed strong independent regional kingdoms, such as those of Mercia, Northumbria and, particularly, Wessex. Later upheavals caused by Viking raiding followed by Viking settlement, led eventually to a resurgent West Saxon kingdom whose kings were to become the first rulers of a unified England. Apart from historical sources, this module will utilise other types of evidence, particularly from archaeology, as well as cartographic and place name sources. Important contemporary literary sources, such as Beowulf, will also be studied in some detail.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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