History - Shakespeare vs. History - Henry V and Agincourt

Kent Adult Education
Course summary
2 hours
16 GBP
Professional Training

Course description

History - Shakespeare vs. History - Henry V and Agincourt: Tonbridge, This course will allow you to explore the truth and the fiction surrounding this renowned English monarch and the battle which made his name. We will compare ShakespeareÆs Henry with the Henry as described by his contemporaries (and more modern biographers) and look at his personal role in the battle in an attempt to assess whether or not this warrior-kingÆs legendary reputation is deserved. We will also look at the battle from the point of view of those who fought it, considering the immediate consequences of HenryÆs victory and the ways in which the myth of Agincourt has penetrated our national psyche. By evaluating primary evidence as well as modern historical analysis of this period, you will be able to challenge common interpretations and possible misconceptions about this fabled event in the nationÆs history., , At the end of this course, you should be able to:, Place the Battle of Agincourt and the reign of Henry V within the wider story of English history, Discuss various representations of King Henry throughout history, Evaluate reasons for, and consequences of, the English victory in 1415, Assess the enduring legacy of the Battle of Agincourt upon the nationÆs history and identity,

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Kent Adult Education

Kent Adult Education

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