Crown, Sword, and Charter:                         Making the Monarchy

Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., October 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8, 15


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, but her sixty-six year reign represents only a small portion of the history of the monarchy itself.  As Queen of England Elizabeth holds a title which has existed nearly continuously for over a millennium.  In this course we will explore the medieval foundations of kingship and consider the survival of royal traditions and institutions into modern times.  Our look at the evolving nature of kingship will draw on primary documents and on historical, literary, and artistic treatments from both the medieval and modern periods.

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INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. JULIE GIBERT, Associate Professor, Departments of History