Love, Lust & Death: England's Tudor Dynasty

Prof. Barbara Cook (More Info)

Love, Lust & Death: England's Tudor Dynasty

Program Dates:
Dec 26, 2022 – Jan 8, 2023

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:
HIST 315: Topics in History


Course Description:

The most fascinating family in British history is the Tudors. You may be familiar with the infamous Henry VIII and the "virgin queen" Elizabeth I, but delve deeper into the family history by discovering more about the other Tudors, like the sickly boy king Edward VI and "Bloody Mary." Learn about these monarchs in lively detail as we explore historical sites and castles they once called home, such as the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, and Greenwich; places they were entombed, such as Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle; and museums with artifacts from their time, such as the British Museum and National Gallery.

“The history of the Tudor family is one of the most interesting, exciting, and thought-provoking eras of Western civilization. In just the last 10 years, the number of books, documentaries, TV series, and movies dedicated to this one family attest to the attraction 500 hundred years later. Students are drawn to this subject. The tales and lore of this famous family should inspire any young college student to want to learn more and . You cannot get closer to this subject than standing on the ground where these people loved, lusted, and died.” – Dr. Barbara Cook

three hours of History

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