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MO3047   The Tudors: Power and Piety in Sixteenth-Century England

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: See http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/infoug/ugtimetable

The Tudors are the most famous dynasty in English history, containing the striking personalities of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, and ruling over the turbulence of repeated changes of religion from Catholicism to Protestantism and back again. In this module we will explore the structures of power inherent in sixteenth century English government and the dynamics of personal monarchy. How these adapted to the novel conditions of the rule of a boy king (Edward VI) and two queens (Mary I and Elizabeth) will involve discussion both of political practice and ideas about and cultures of rule. The English Reformations will also be analysed to show how politics and religion affected each other. The final class will consider the post-1603 image of the Tudors and their legacy in political and popular history.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass at least 60 credits from {MO1007, MO1008, MO2008, HI2001, MH2002}

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take MO3045 or take MO3908

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar, plus 1 office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 40%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 60%

Re-assessment: 4,000- to 5,000-word essay = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr J E Rose
Module teaching staff: Dr J Rose