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History of England to 1700
Course: HIS251

First Term: 2012 Summer I
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: History of England to 1660. Analysis of the major political, cultural, social, and intellectual, and social factors in English historical development from its earliest times till 1660

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Identify and apply names and terms commonly utilized in the study of the early period of English history (I, II, III, IV)
2. Describe the role of the Celtic people in the development of the British Isles (I, III)
3. Describe the role of the Anglo-Saxons and the Danes in the development of early England (I)
4. Describe the changes which took place in Britain as a result of the Norman Conquest (II)
5. Describe the role of the common people during the Norman era in England (II)
6. Locate on the map and describe the various geographic features and their impact on the development of the British Isles (I, II, III)
7. Describe the development of the English constitutional system during the early period of English history (II, III, IV)
8. Describe the forces which impacted the development of the Hundred Years war (III, IV)
9. Describe the causes, events, and results of the Hundred Year war (III, IV)
10. Describe the causes, events, and results of the War of the Roses (III, IV)
11. Describe the factors involved in the Protestant reformation in England (IV)
12. Describe the changes which took place in government and society during the early Tudor era (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Pre-Norman Britain
   A. The land
   B. The peoples
      1. The early inhabitants (Windmill Hill Beaker people)
      2. The Celts
      3. The Romans
   C. Anglo-Saxon Britain
      1. The invasions
      2. Anglo-Saxon
      3. The christian missionaries
      4. Origins of political unity
      5. Offa
      6. The Danes
      7. King Alfred
      8. Re conquest of the Dane law
      9. The height and decline of English monarchy
      10. King Canute (1016-1035)
II. The Norman/Angevim era
   A. The Norman conquest
      1. Background
      2. Duke William
      3. The eve of the conquest
   B. Norman England
      1. The invasion
      2. Feudalism
      3. The peasant, village, and manor
      4. The Domesday book
   C. Norman kings of England
      1. Norman monarchy
      2. William II Rufus (1087-1100)
      3. Henry I (1100-1135)
      4. Stephen (1135-1154)
   D. The Angevin empire
      1. Henry II (1154-1189)
      2. Henry II (cont.)
      3. Legal reform
      4. The Angevin empire
      5. Richard I (1189-1199_
      6. John I (1199-1216)
III. Development of the English state
   A. The 13th Century
      1. Henry III (1216-1272)
      2. Simonda Montfort
      3. Edward as Prince
      4. England in the 13th Century
   B. The later Middle Ages (1272-1485)
      1. Government-the King`s law
      2. The King`s ministers
      3. War and finance
      4. Law and warfare
      5. Parliament
   C. England and the Celtic lands
      1. The conquest of Wales
      2. The Scot`s wars of independence
      3. Ireland
   D. Politics of England under the three Edwards
      1. Edward I and England to 1294
      2. Edward I and the war with France
      3. Edward I and England (1294-1307)
      4. Edward II and the minority of Edward III (1307-1330)
      5. Edward III and the Hundred Years war (1330-1361)
      6. Edward III and England to 1361
   E. The Hundred Years war and the War of the Roses
      1. The Age of John of Gaunt
      2. Richard II
      3. Henry IV
IV. The Tudor era
   A. The Hundred Years war (1361-1453)
      1. England and France (1361-1413)
      2. The English conquest of Normandy (1413-1422)
      3. English power in France (1422-1453)
   B. Rise of the House of Tudor
      1. Origins of the Tudor line
      2. Henry Tudor`s rise to power
   C. Henry VIII
      1. The early years
      2. The great cardinal
      3. Henry and his wives
   D. Era of the little Tudors
      1. The reign of Edward VI
      2. Protestant changes
      3. The reign of Mary Tudor
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  9/27/1994

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