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Lancaster Castle and Northern English History

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Topics Covered
  • The Roman coastal fort and its relationship to the northern frontier
  • The Norman Castle: its role in Anglo-Scottish warfare and the emergence of the Duchy of Lancaster
  • The Castle’s role as a prison for the Lancashire Witches, in the context of post-Reformation history
  • The role as a debtors’ prison in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and changes in prison organisation
  • The First and Second World Wars
  • The importance of the castle to the region’s heritage

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Starts Dec 13 (155 weeks ago)
Cost $59
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Instructors Stephen Pumfrey, Marianne Blaauboer, Fiona Edmonds, Christopher Donaldson, Corinna Peniston-Bird, Sam Riches, Jonathan Masters, Jacob O'Neill, Rianna Price, Polina Ignatova, Jenni Hyde, Lawrence Robinson
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Length 5 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Dec 13 (155 weeks ago)
Cost $59
From Lancaster University via FutureLearn
Instructors Stephen Pumfrey, Marianne Blaauboer, Fiona Edmonds, Christopher Donaldson, Corinna Peniston-Bird, Sam Riches, Jonathan Masters, Jacob O'Neill, Rianna Price, Polina Ignatova, Jenni Hyde, Lawrence Robinson
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Humanities
Tags History

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