If you were to look back at hundreds of years of history in search of the one critical moment after which the history of the English-speaking world would never be the same again, it would undoubtedly be the year 1066. But why does this moment matter so much, both for the medieval world and for us today in the 21st century? In fact, it was only with the tumultuous events of the year 1066 that England was equipped to become a full participant in the unprecedented developments of the Middle Ages and the centuries that followed. Taking you from the shores of Scandinavia and France to the battlefields of the English countryside, 1066: The Year That Changed Everything will plunge you into a world of fierce Viking warriors, powerful noble families, politically charged marriages, tense succession crises, epic military invasions, and much more. Six lectures.
Lecturer: Jennifer Paxton, PhD – The Catholic University of America
Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, 11/9, 11/16, (No meeting 11/23), 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, & 12/21
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