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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Spring 2010


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Course Description

When William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy, conquered England in 1066, he began a transformation of England and the English. The period from 1066 until the first of the Tudors in the late 15th century, was a dynamic and formative one. Many of our modern institutions had their beginnings during this period. This course will trace the evolution of England, its kings, its Church, its institutions, and its people in those years after 1066. We will analyze the impact of a Norman aristocracy on England and, in the process, examine the growth of a centralized monarchy; the birth of the English Common Law and the parliamentary system of government; the struggles between Church and State; English expansion into Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, the Black Death; the Hundred Years' War; and the Wars of the Roses.

Grading Policy

Midterm I 30% Midterm II 30% Final 35% Class Participation 5%


Warren Hollister, The Making of England, 55 BC1399 (8th ed.) [Text] David Howarth, 1066. The Year of the Conquest. W. L. Warren, King John. Barbara Hanawalt, The Ties That Bind. Margery Kempe. The Autobiography of Margery Kempe. Packet of Primary Sources


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