HST 3799 Tudor and Stuart England, 1485-1714 (3 credits)
This course will analyze the history and legacy of the Tudor and Stuart dynasties that ruled from 1485 to 1714. It will explore the changes that rewrote England's political, social, and religious structures and turned a weak monarchy into a global power. It will consider the impact of the English Reformation under Henry VIII, the counter-Reformation under Mary, the rise of Puritanism, and the Elizabethan Settlement establishing the Church of England. It will also explore the English Civil War and execution of Charles I, the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660, and the coup d'etat in 1688 that opened the way to lasting parliamentary sovereignty and religious toleration in England.
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