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The Tudors


We will cover the reign of Elizabeth I, contemporaries of Elizabeth (Philip II of Spain, William the Silent, Catherine de Medici, Mary, Queen of Scots and others). We will consider how and why England became so powerful after the defeat of the Spanish Armada, but why there was also insecurity over Elizabeth's failure to name a successor. Tudor (and in particular) Elizabethan architecture, culture, drama, and how far Elizabeth's was a golden age fore England. We will look at the use of portraits for propaganda purposes. Learning style as before- use of evidence, discussion and class inter-action with a bit of humour added.


Available Classes

The Tudors

With Ian Tharme,

Tuesday Midday

Class Times

Unless otherwise stated, standard class times are as follows:

Morning: 10:00 - 12:00
Midday: 12:15 - 14:15
Afternoon: 14:30 - 16:30

How to book

It is currently not possible to book or make payments via this website. To do this you will need to contact the office (0151 645 0066).  We will help you with any details you require, and advise the availability of places on the courses or events. Most courses cost £54 per ten-week term, but there are some exceptions.

You will need to come in to the office to complete enrolment forms and pay by card, cash or cheque (made payable to Wirral 3Ls).

We recommend you enquire as early as possible as places fill up very quickly. (Don't wait until term starts!)

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