Courses & Units

Tudor and Stuart Britain, 1485-1714 HTA273

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


Some of the lectures will be delivered by videolink.


The personal dramas and political machinations of the Tudor and Stuart dynasties bulk large in popular histories and historical fiction. Yet, while they are interesting and important, there is much more to this period than the doings of kings and queens. This unit examines a key period in the development of the Westminster political system, Anglo-Irish religious culture, and the origins of the British empire. Traditional 'British history' was essentially 'English history'. This unit will introduce students to the 'New British History', and will treat England as part of Three Kingdoms in an Atlantic Archipelago in which both over-arching and competing national identities developed. Students will study how the English state developed through a period of dynastic turmoil, religious reformation, civil wars and revolutions, to become a British state with the beginnings of a global empire. They will also examine the profound changes in religion, economics and society that occurred in early modern Britain.


Unit name Tudor and Stuart Britain, 1485-1714
Unit code HTA273
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Teaching staff

Dr. Anthony Page & Prof. Pam Sharpe

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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25 points at Introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • HTA208/308


Teaching Pattern

Five contact hours fortnightly


2500-word essay (40%), short written exercise of 500 words (10%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%)

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