The People of London & Their Histories (1600-1830)

Faculty:
Dr. Bradford J. Wood (More Info)

Course:
The People of London & Their Histories (1600-1830)

Program Dates:
December 14, 2020 — March 21, 2021

Honors Credit:
None

WKU Course:
HIST 490

Discipline(s):
History

Course Description:
Explore the history of London by focusing on the people of London at key moments in the city’s history between 1600 and 1830. We’ll read their eyewitness accounts and then visit city sites linked to their stories. We’ll imagine Shakespeare’s London while visiting the Globe Theatre and appreciate how London recovered from the Great Fire from under the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral. We’ll grasp what medieval London was like at the Tower of London and recreate Victorian London at Dickens’s House. Exhibits on London’s history at the Museum of London and the British Museum will further enrich our understanding of what Londoners have experienced over the centuries.

Prerequisites:
None

Physical Activity Requirements:
Contact Faculty

Course Highlights:

The course examines London's role in making the world the way it is today.

    It begins with the time of Shakespeare and continues to the time of Charles Dickens, covering over two hundred years of change in one the world's greatest cities.
    Students can take the course for either undergraduate or graduate credit in History.
    We will learn about the people of London by reading their own stories in eyewitness accounts related to the things we will see.
    We will visit some of the sites the have made London famous, such as The Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe, and St. Paul's Cathedral.
    We will also visit sites that show us what daily life was like in London through the centuries, such as churches, houses, neighborhoods, and different kinds of museums.