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September 7, 2007

Tudor history unveiled

CUMBERLAND — English Tudor Dynasty History, The Wars of the Roses to Elizabeth I, will be held each Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Sept. 20 on the ACM campus. The nine-week class will be offered through the CE Institute for Community Services.

The course will examine the history of the Tudor Dynasty from the Wars of the Roses in the 1480s to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603. Students will study Henry VII’s claim to the throne and his victory over Richard III at Bosworth; the circumstances which brought Henry VIII to the throne; Henry VIII’s foreign policy; wars and marriages; break with Roman Catholicism and dissolution of the monasteries; and, the succession crisis. The course will examine the reigns of Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey and Mary Tudor; the succession and reign of Elizabeth I; the rivalry of Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots; and, the end of the Tudor monarchy. The instructor, Ellen McDaniel-Weissler, has a rich background in English, American and European history and opera and has studied medieval history and arts with the Society for Creative Anachronism. Students will view period garb, listen to period music, watch period dances and be exposed to period artwork and literature.

No textbook is required and handouts and a bibliography denoting suggested readings will be provided.

For registration information, call (301) 784-5341. Senior tuition waiver applies to Maryland residents 60 or older.

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