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History - Shakespeare vs. History - Richard II and Henry IV

Kent Adult Education
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2 hours
16 GBP
Tonbridge
Professional Training

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History - Shakespeare vs. History - Richard II and Henry IV: Tonbridge, This course will allow you to explore the truth and the fiction surrounding these two outstanding figures from English history. , We will compare ShakespeareÆs portrayals of Richard and Henry with the evidence we have about the real, historical figures, as described by their contemporaries and more modern biographers. We will also look at the power struggle between these two cousins from the points of view of those who fought it, considering the immediate consequences of HenryÆs usurpation of the throne and we will look at the ways in which each manÆs reputation was shaped in the centuries following his death. 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 turbulent period in the nationÆs history., , At the end of this course, you should be able to:, Place the reigns of Richard II and Henry IV within the wider story of English history, Discuss various representations of both men throughout history, Evaluate reasons for, and consequences of, HenryÆs usurpation of the throne in 1399, Assess the legacy of this turbulent period upon the nationÆs history and identity,

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