Canterbury, United Kingdom

Plantagenet to Tudor | Late Medieval England

when 17 June 2018 - 1 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1250

Throughout this course students will encounter famous characters such as the chivalric Henry V and the devious Richard III. It will also go beyond these figures to explore the complex and tension-filled relationship between the centre and the localities. Key themes that will be covered include: kingship, governance, diplomatic relations, the development of popular politics and public discourse, rebellion, political theory and ideas of ‘common weal’. Students will encounter a wide variety of primary materials, ranging from popular poetry and chronicle accounts to acts of attainder, royal statutes and Parliamentary Rolls. The workshop format and field trips to local archives will allow students to get to grips with different types of primary sources and the skills needed for postgraduate study.

Target group

Undergraduate Students

Course aim

By the end of this summer school you will:
Be able to discuss the role of the Church in medieval Kentish society
Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of Canterbury, regionally and nationally, during the Middle Ages
Show an appreciation of the interdependency of urban and rural society in Medieval Kent and England more broadly
The chance to explore World Heritage Sites and iconic locations such as Dover Castle
The opportunity to handle documents and artefacts, some of which are over a 1000-years old.
Gained an introduction to some of the aptitudes, expectations and requirements of more independent and higher level study achieved through a range of seminars, lectures, practice-based activities and one to one tutorials
Experienced individual and group-based learning environments consonant with the expectations and requirements of higher level study
Increased your intercultural awareness through studying in an international environment with students from other backgrounds and nationalities

Credits info

5 EC
10 UK credits - 5ECTS credits awarded for transfer purposes

Fee info

GBP 1250: Earlybird Discount | For those paying in full before 16 April 2018
Without Accommodation: £1,250
With Accommodation: £1,500

For those paying in full after 16 April 2018
Without Accommodation: £1,350
With Accommodation: £1,600

Please see our website for further details on fees


We have 20 x £500 scholarships to award for our Canterbury summer schools. The application deadline to apply for scholarships is 30 March 2018