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From Alfred to Edward the Confessor: The House of Wessex and the Conquest of ‘England’

Wednesday 28 September 2022, 7.00PM to 9:00pm

Speaker(s): Gillian Waters BA MA PGDip PGCE

How did Alfred of Wessex halt the Danish invasions? How did Athelstan of Wessex and his descendants consolidate these victories and conquer York and Northumbria? This module will consider the origins and early expansion of the Kingdom of Wessex, from Alfred and the Viking Wars of the ninth century, to the revival of the House of Wessex under Edward the Confessor. This module will explore how the concept of an ‘England’ was created through military conquest, legislation, language, literature and the Church.

Tutor: Gillian Waters BA MA PGDip PGCE


Term: Autumn

Day: Wednesday

Start Date: 28 September 2022

Time: 7-9pm

No. of weeks: 11

Full fee:    £135

Credits: 10

This course will be delivered via Zoom. Students joining the course will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet with a microphone (essential) and a webcam (desirable), as well as a reliable broadband connection.

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Location: Online