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Introduction to Modern British History: 1700s to 21st Century

Monday 26 September 2022, 7.00PM to 9:00pm

Speaker(s): James Parker BA MA PhD

This module will provide a general introduction to the history of modern Britain, from around 1700 to the present day. It will trace the development of Britain through urbanisation, industrialisation, empire, world war and reform. The module will proceed on a broad chronological basis, but this will not be a simple narrative of political events; we will challenge students to understand Britain’s history through economic, social, cultural, and geopolitical lenses. In doing so, the module will aim to unsettle assumptions about how modern Britain as a nation-state came into being.

Tutor: James Parker BA MA PhD


Term: Autumn

Day: Monday

Start Date: 26 September 2022

Time: 7-9pm

No. of weeks: 11

Full fee:    £135

Credits: 10

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Location: University of York Campus, Classroom-based