London Through the Ages: A Journey into the Lives of its People

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

Course:
London Through the Ages: A Journey into the Lives of its People

Program Dates:
Dec 26, 2024 – Jan 8, 2025

Honors Credit:
None

WKU Course:
TBA

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. Open to students of all majors.

Physical Activity Requirements:
Contact Faculty

Course Highlights:
  • Uncover London’s pivotal role in shaping global history.
  • Connect major historical events with the very sites where they unfolded, guided by firsthand accounts.
  • Explore iconic sites illustrating Londoners’ resilience, such as the Churchill War Rooms and the majestic St. Paul's Cathedral.
  • Embark on a journey through time at sites like the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
  • Ring in the New Year with fireworks above Buckingham Palace.