Course Code: SEA03B21
Start Date: 09/08/2021Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 1
‘In former days the churches and great houses hereabouts did so abound with monuments and things remarkable, that it would have deterred an antiquary from undertaking it’: John Aubrey 1670. Antiquarians, historians and geographers of the 17th-19th centuries traversed the nation recording relicts of ancient cultures and ‘rediscovering’ the history of England. We will follow them on journeys ranging from the marshes of Essex to the ‘English Alps’ of the Lake District, and puzzle over the mystery that was Stonehenge. William Camden, John Aubrey, John Leland, William Stukeley and Daniel Defoe and the political geographer William Cobbett ‘inventing England’.
This course will be delivered via Zoom