Courses Overview

The Life of Mary, Queen of Scots

The Life of Mary, Queen of ScotsHistorian: Claire Ridgway
Units: To be announced
Price: $75
Mary, Queen of Scots is one of those divisive but fascinating 16th-century personalities. For some, she is the queen who was ruled by her heart and made reckless decisions, to others she is a tragic victim, and to others still, she is the rival of Elizabeth I who actively plotted against the English queen.
But who was Mary, Queen of Scots?
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The Life of Anne Boleyn

The Life of Anne BoleynHistorian: Claire Ridgway
Units: 15 (18 video lessons)
Price: $75
Anne Boleyn is the most popular and also the most divisive of Henry VIII's six wives. Some view her as an ambitious, social climber and home-wrecker who played a game and ultimately lost, others see her as a tragic victim of an egotistical tyrant obsessed with having a son, and still others see her as a queen whose views and ideals led to her making enemies who moved against her and brought her down in a brutal manner.
Who was the real Anne Boleyn?
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The Roles of Medieval and
Tudor Women

Historian: Toni Mount
Units: 12
Price: $49
In this 12-unit course from historian Toni Mount, we shall be exploring the lives of Medieval and Tudor women of all classes, looking at relationships, earning a living, caring for the family and responsibilities in the home. Life was not easy but we shall be thinking about how women did manage and what they could do, rather than the limitations put upon them. Using a wide range of original source material, this course will bring into focus how our doughty ancestors lived, loved, laboured and, eventually, met their Maker.
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The History of the Borgias

The History of the BorgiasHistorian: Samantha Morris
Units: 9
Price: $20
This nine unit course by historian Samantha Morris examines the history of the infamous Borgia family, from their humble beginnings in Spain to their meteoric rise during the reign of Pope Alexander VI. The family have been the victims of hatred and baseless rumour from their own time right up to the present day, whispers of incest and murder attaching to the name of the family which has proven incredibly difficult to shake off. This course will examine the lives of the members of the Borgia family and examine the legacy of the family which has filtered down to the modern day.
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The English Reformation: A religious revolution

The English ReformationHistorian: Toni Mount
Units: 5
Price: $25
This five-unit course examines the Reformation of the Church in England, beginning during the reign of King Henry VIII in the 1520s and continuing to influence events well into the seventeenth century and beyond. The differing attitudes to religion were one of the main causes of the English Civil War of the 1640s and even, indirectly, the Troubles in Ireland of the 1970s. What began as a king's disappointment with the pope's refusal to oblige him overturned the English belief system that had been in place for centuries. In this course, we will consider how subsequent monarchs dealt with the changing situation that confronted them but, more importantly, how these religious upheavals affected the lives of the ordinary English people.
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England’s Crime and Punishment through the Ages

Historian: Toni Mount
Units: 5
Price: $25
This five-unit course examines the fascinating subject of English law and those who broke it. From Anglo-Saxon kings of the 7th century to prison reformers of the 19th century, this course uncovers some unlikely stories of justice and what it meant to the people of the time.
Click here to find out more.

The History of the Medici Family

Historian: Samantha Morris
Units: 10
Price: $50
In this 10-unit course you will discover the expansive history of the infamous Medici family, covering over three centuries. Starting with the origins of the Medici family, we then learn about characters such as Cosimo de Medici and Lorenzo the Magnificent. We learn about the dangerous period known as the Pazzi Conspiracy and also discover how the Medici were patrons of the arts, rose to be popes and even to become royals! Along the way, you'll also meet well-known characters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli, Raphael, Girolamo Savonarola, Alexander VI and Michelangelo...
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The Six Wives of Henry VIII

The Six Wives of Henry VIIIHistorian: Gareth Russell
Units: 7
Price: $30.00
This seven unit course examines the fusion of political and private that shaped each of Henry VIII's wives' story, disentangles them from the myths that surround them, and uses each wife to explore a different aspect of monarchy in Tudor England...
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to find out more.

Warrior Kings of England: The Story of the Plantagenet Dynasty

Warrior Kings of EnglandHistorian: Toni Mount
Units: 24
Price: $99.00
This twenty-four unit course explores the intriguing story of England’s longest-reigning dynasty: the Plantagenets. In this user-friendly course with fun quizzes, we explore the 300 years of English history from 1150-1450.
Click here to find out more.

Everyday Lives of
Medieval Folk

Everyday Lives CourseHistorian: Toni Mount
Units: 20
Price: $99.00
Using the examples of real men and women from the period, we find out just what it was like to live in and work in Medieval times.

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to find out more.

Heroes and
Villains

Heroes and Villains CourseHistorian: Toni Mount
Units: 10
Price: $49.99
Are the reputations of these icons of history justly deserved or should they be viewed in a new light? Examine their lives and then decide: hero or villain?
Click here to find out more.

Richard III and the
Wars of the Roses

Richard III CourseHistorian: Toni Mount
Units: 10
Price: $49.99
Richard III ruled as King of England for little more than two years, yet his life spanned three decades of civil war, the period of turmoil and treason we call the Wars of the Roses.
Click here to find out more.


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A wonderful course full of fascinating detail. This course has brought Anne Boleyn to life for me and it has inspired me to learn more. The modules have been so enjoyable, filled with interesting facts and quotes, that I shall listen to them again and again. Thank you for a fantastic course.

Libby May 3, 2017

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Very good indeed. Thanks a lot !!!

Newton July 21, 2017

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I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this course and I've learned so much. I read most of the lessons and listened to Claire for two of them. It's very hard for me to remember dates and titles and it is confusing when people are referred to by their place they are associated with instead of their names.

It's wonderful that these lessons are available at all times because a review, I'm sure, will be helpful and supplementary to my own reading and research,

I have signed up for another course since I've loved this one so much.

Sandra August 24, 2016

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I enjoyed the course very much, especially how each lesson built on the previous lessons. I learnt things about this time that I hadn’t heard of before. I suspected that women had to work very hard and this course confirmed that.

Alana Ask April 5, 2020

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I was not expecting the depth of detail....I really enjoyed this course- and found it through studying past courses. I just finished reading "Heroines of the Medieval World" by Sharon Bennett Connolly and would suggest this be added to the suggested reading list as many of the women discussed in this course are found in this wonderful book.
I also enjoyed, in particular, the referring back to peoples introduced at different times of this course. Well done!

Deborah Harsen June 29, 2018

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Very interesting and well presented.

Janet Avery October 23, 2019

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I am so enjoying the course - more than I expected - I have read all of Claire's books so knew her research was extensive - this surpasses those expectations.

Debbie January 31, 2017

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Yes, I enjoyed the course very much.

Christine February 22, 2023

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I LOVED the course! All you need is a computer and you're set. I like that you can keep the transcripts from each module. I think the parts I enjoyed the most were the examples of 'ever day' people. Instead of just focusing on royalty there were countless examples of commoners, middle class people, higher ranking people and of course royalty. Loved that!

Sarah January 5, 2016

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It was wonderful! I learned so much. I thought I knew Richard, but there was so much I didn't know. Thank you.

Karen May 4, 2023

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Very interesting information on specific criminals as well as more details about the formation of different police forces and origins of uniform and equipment. All in all a very informative course, which I enjoyed very much.

Angela Blaydon October 30, 2017

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Really enjoyed it

Angharad Yeo May 17, 2021

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Absolutely fascinating - I have learned so much.

Wendy A April 18, 2017

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I loved this course. I enjoyed listening to each lesson and I learned so much! It was a privilege and a pleasure to listen to the lovely and clear narration. I intend to take further courses. Thank you for all the hard work it must have taken to put this all together!

Valerie Canosa October 1, 2017

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I have loved this course and I have learned a great deal. It is well-constructed and very accessible, which makes learning a real joy. Thank you to all concerned.

Angela Blaydon September 18, 2017

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I really enjoyed it. Well done.

Alan Johnson January 9, 2019

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Fantastic, very easy to listen too and knowledgeable. I will be buying more!

Thank you!

Rita Elefteriou October 30, 2017

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I always enjoyed reading about this historical period. I found the course interesting and learned many interesting facts.

Francine Friedland December 15, 2020

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I have been a member of the Richard lll Society for many, many years and I can honestly say I loved this course which Toni has written and produced beautifully.
I hope it will encourage others to learn about Richard and his life and times. This is a fascinating period to study which has everything: battles, knights, castles, treason - sufficient to surely draw the interest of those with an interest in past.
Well done to all concerned!

Janine March 22, 2016

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I absolutely loved it. I am currently researching for a TV series about the wars of the roses, so this gave me lots of help and ideas.

Rebecca Morris August 20, 2018

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Although I thought this course rather brief in its materials, quite an in depth study was provided. The C of E has always intrigued me as I was raised Lutheran and not only enjoyed learning about Martin Luther but Henry VIII- particularily as he was so against Martin Luther's leaning initially. I find it fascinating how politics and religion try time and again throughout history to convince people they are "seperate" entities but are so completely intertwined and almost inseperable.

Deborah Harsen March 26, 2018

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I really enjoyed this course because it has taught me so many things about women from medieval and Tudor times that are so amazing!! There are so many cool stories in this course...I wonder why Hollywood hasn't made some of them into movies yet!
Thank you!! I very much enjoyed this!

Teri Martin January 22, 2018

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Very good course - thank you

Sue Burton March 17, 2021

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I really enjoyed this course: it's the kind of history you never learnt in school - about real people and real lives. In fact, it answered many of the questions I've had in the back of my mind about what life used to be like, particularly for women during this period. I liked the 'story-telling' style, too, which was very readable, and the anecdotes and quotes from the period. Finally, having a 'quiz' at the end of each module was a nice touch: not too arduous or time-consuming! Thanks for putting together this fun, but very informative, course.

Dianne Penny August 10, 2020

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I loved this course, but I found it the most challenging so far of the ones I've taken. There is a lot of detail in this one and a lot of names and dates. Overall, it was fun and I am going back to read and listen to all the course materials again.

Sandra March 23, 2017

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Great course for anyone who enjoys Medieval History.

Denise Boal January 9, 2019

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Very informative and fun!

Elizabeth Donaghue April 23, 2018

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This course was incredibly informative, it told me so much about the crime and punishment law that I did not know, it was awesome.

Charlotte July 28, 2017

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I've taken several of your courses. I did enjoy this one very much, as expected. The amount of detail for each module held my interest. Very nice to see the video of Steven Payne in The Pilgrim's Tale module! I followed his pilgrimage via social media as it happened and found it fascinating!

Laticia Wolters March 26, 2018

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I have done other courses through Medieval Courses. I enjoyed this one and felt that it was well paced and informative.

Alison Riseley November 6, 2017

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Thank you so much for giving me the pleasure of doing this course. It was an extraordinary experience that enriched my love and passion for Tudor history. Thank you for giving an Argentinian as me living far far away from London the possibility of learning and construing more knowledge. In the coming days, I'm starting the Anne Boleyn course too!

Ivana January 23, 2017

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The course was wonderful! I learned a lot of new information. I think the course paired well with the other courses offered by Medieval Courses. I also really like the bonus material that was added.

Kimberly April 28, 2017

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This course was very enjoyable to do, its great to learn exactly how medieval and tudor women lived and what they had to do in every day lives. Would recommend to anyone interested in the era.

Luisa Short January 18, 2021

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I really did enjoy this course. I was a little skeptical because the Reformation isn't my favorite subject but I learned a lot.

Kimberly Finney November 23, 2020

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I enjoyed working my way through the modules and learned much. I liked the way "asides" were inserted into the text so that reading did not become a chore, more of an enjoyment. Many of my misconceptions and gaps in knowledge were corrected. Thank you.

Sally February 8, 2017

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I loved this course and learned so much more about the Wars of the Roses and King Richard III!

Allison Stohacker February 19, 2020

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Yes, I did enjoy it. I found the whole course interesting and informative.

Mary August 23, 2016

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Very interesting course.

Heather McNicholas April 5, 2020

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I absolutely loved this course and learned so much - I am glad we could download the transcripts as I will definitely be reading them over and over again. Am just sorry it is finished.

Wendy February 12, 2016

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Really interesting

Wendy Ahl August 20, 2018

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This course was very interesting. It really gave insight into what life was like for women in this time.

Jaime Saranczak April 5, 2020

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I absolutely loved it!!! Honestly it was so informative and I loved reading about the Borgias. They're a family that have always fascinated me. So! :). Another amazing course, I can't wait to do more :).

Charlotte June 30, 2017

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I have done several courses and enjoyed them all!

Laticia Wolter September 13, 2017

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A great and worthwhile course.  I will study more on Medieval Courses for certain!

Tonya Osborne-Blake October 30, 2017

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I found the detail incredibly well thought out and quite informative. These courses are such a joy to me- as a life-long student of history, I find myself more and more intrigued with each segment. Thank you for providing such a quality course!

Deborah Harsen March 26, 2018

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I'm still working on The Warrior Kings which is a challenge with so much to remember! I always enjoy whatever you have to say about any of these great historical topics

Sandra January 30, 2017

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I found this course through FaceBook and enjoyed it immensely! I hope to purchase more of your courses soon, and will recommend them to others.

Laticia August 24, 2016

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I love the course! I love opportunities that give me the chance to step into the Tudor world and learn, and this is perfect! I love the flexibility, as you guys know I have very little free time. This course gives me the opportunity to learn at my leisure. That is so great for people like me!!!

Laurie January 7, 2016

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Richard III has always been a particularly fascinating historical character to me: the mysteries surrounding his nephews, Richards supposed villainy at odds with his acts as a King, his heartbreaking losses of wife and child, his undying loyalty to his brother....contradictions abound! So this course, as others I have perused, only served to intrigue me further. What I would give to have that moment (or two!) with a contemporary, reliable source!
I was not expecting a decidedly pro-Ricardian stance - not that it swayed or determined any frame of mind I have or questions I have- I was expecting a more "cut and dry" formula. Was rather surprised and pleased to have personal opinion inserted into this extremely well-done and presented course!

Deborah June 29, 2017

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This course is such an eye opener into the life and times of both women and men and also the mention of children . The units are both balanced and reasoned and can be absorbed. Yes a brilliant course .

Paul Barnett November 23, 2020

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Thank you very much for your email. I did indeed thoroughly enjoy my course. I found every single module fascinating and I loved the way that each queen was linked with a thought provoking theme. I found the lectures extremely enjoyable to listen to and I shall enjoy listening to them again and again.I also found it extremely helpful to have the transcript to read.

E J December 16, 2016

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It was very interesting, it was very intriguing, it was easy to read, fun to do.

Sandra Akin May 17, 2020

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This course was absolutely amazing! I have learned a lot about Richard´s predecessors and about the recent research about his so much deserved reburial. I learn things I have never heard about before, such as the Trial. It really made me consider things I have never imagined, such as What if Elizabeth of york, Henry VII´s wife have had the possibility of seeing the ´pretender´?? That really makes me doubt a lot! This history is fascinating!!

Ivana January 10, 2017

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It’s interesting to learn about how ordinary people lived during this time.

Kathleen Heffeman October 7, 2020

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How we used to live... So fascinating, especially when compared with the similarities of today. Toni Mount has produced an interesting and engaging course which I absolutely loved completing. I have learned so much! My favourite section was The Archer's Tale and I liked the video of the man who completed the pilgrimage to Canterbury from Southampton. Well done, Toni! This course is a winner!

Janine April 25, 2016

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I loved this course. Having read so many historical novels on Richard III, I was pleased to realise how much of them were actually true.
Sharon Penman, Jean Plaidy and Phillipa Gregory among them.

Samantha July 18, 2017

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Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for making it so interesting.

Helen Thompson September 3, 2021

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I really enjoyed the course. It was very interesting and i particularly liked the stories of individual people that were told. Looking forward to more courses here! Thank you!

Melissa Leister February 12, 2021

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Another enjoyable course! No criticisms!

Laticia Wolter May 8, 2018

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Enjoyed this course very much. Would have loved to have videos sprinkled along with the recorded lectures for more variety. But overall the course quality was excellent. Liked all the examples and stories.

Barbora Bell October 29, 2020

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I really enjoyed this course because it dealt with ordinary women not just royalty. The in-depth look into a woman's working day, with the heavy workload and constant responsibilities while having almost no status in the world.

Fawn Wink November 12, 2019

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i love this course about richards life

Cameron Mounde February 12, 2021

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I liked this course very much and really enjoyed it. I learned so much with each lesson and got from it new information that I'd never read or heard before. My favorite lessons were"The Knight's Tale" and "The Stationer's and Printer's Tale". I didn't expect the videos at the end of some of the lessons, but they were extremely interesting,

November 24, 2016

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I thought the course was excellent. It gave enough information, but not too much. It was thorough, interesting and I enjoyed having to answer the questions. Again, I thought the balance of the course to be perfect. Many thanks, I genuinely enjoyed it!

Virginia August 21, 2016

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It was fascinating!! I loved listening.

Rebecca Burrington February 12, 2019

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I really enjoyed this course. The Medici Family were quite an interesting lot

Teresa Brodrick March 3, 2020

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i loved everything

Cameron Mounde February 12, 2021

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It was wonderful

Cnpaleo3 October 6, 2021

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Well presented and in good detail. Another enjoyable course.

Wendy May 4, 2023

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Very comprehensive.
I enjoyed all the modules immensely.

Samantha Bulmer October 1, 2017

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Extremely enjoyable and informative, thank you.

Wendy August 8, 2017

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I found this course extremely informative on the Reformation. I thoroughly enjoyed the lesson in the history and the reasonings for the changes that were made at different times of, and in the name of, the Bible. I had not studied this area in the past and so many of the reasons, especially the initial reason, being that of Henry's battle in attempting to obtain his divorce was new and interesting to me. Very good course, in my opinion.

Michial Schmitt September 9, 2020

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I was absolutely mesmerized by the lesson on Anne Boleyn's coronation. It was well past time to shut the computer off but I read a paragraph and the "story" of her coronation was so real, colorful and exciting that I couldn't stop reading.

Thank you so much for such professional work that allows me to continue to learn and occasionally find myself back in 1533 as I did last night.

Sandra June 19, 2017

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I loved the course,I didn't do so good 😞, I'm not good with dates, (lol!) but course was interesting.

Tisha November 1, 2016

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I found it very informative and interesting ! Thank you!

Elizabeth Greco August 10, 2020

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I loved this course. It is easy to follow and incredibly interesting. I highly recommend this.

Jennifer Brwon March 17, 2021

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I really enjoyed the course because I feel like I know so much more about women in the medieval and Tudor period, as I don't think there is enough information readily available about them.

Rebecca Morris November 29, 2019

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I loved the course. I wasn't expecting so many personal tales about common, every day people which I thoroughly enjoyed and found helped to ground the knowledge I had learned.

Sarah January 19, 2016

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Thank you so much! I thoroughly enjoyed the Six Wives course and certainly learned quite a bit that was unknown to me previously.

Liane October 21, 2016

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The readings were interesting and not too bogged down with dates to have to remember. The End I’d Lesson quizzes were fun!

Wendy Robertson May 17, 2020

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I enjoyed it very much, thanks.

Monica L October 29, 2019

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I have really enjoyed this course. I knew a fair amount before, but there were so many little details and case studies, it has given me real insight into the lives of medieval people.

Jen Morgan March 28, 2021

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The content of the course was well organized. The reader did an excellent job.

Rich January 9, 2017

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I have immensely enjoyed this course and came upon it by accident when I was surfing the net looking for info about Richard III. Following his discovery in the car park, I have become very interested in him and the history of the wars of the roses.
Thank you very much for this course, it was a pleasure to study.

Debra Bienek January 18, 2021

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I did enjoy the course, thank you!

Diana December 21, 2016

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I thoroughly enjoyed the course.

Andrea June 7, 2017

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Thoroughly enjoyed this course, just as I've enjoyed each previous course that I've taken here! Particularly happy that you devoted time to William Marshal!

Laticia May 9, 2017

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Really enjoyed it. These modules are a nice length and well constructed.

Wendy February 22, 2023

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I loved the course thank you. This is the first one of its kind that I have experienced. It is extremely interesting and deals very clearly with what is a very complicated area of history ie. The Wars of the Roses. I still can't get a handle on that family tree!

I actually work as a volunteer at the Richard iii centre in Leicester so I have a quite good knowledge of his life and death and the dig carried out therein 2012. However, this course has really supplemented my knowledge... Thank you very much.

Carole Hignett October 6, 2021

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The course material was very comprehensive and helped to finish the course.
Very intriguing history of early English royals.

Barbara Cole March 28, 2021

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I love these courses. I learned a lot from this one and all the others. Keep them coming!

Sandra Warfield August 20, 2018

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Loved it. Bring on more please

Debbie August 28, 2016

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I am an amateur medievalist and ate up this course - full hog! Toni Mount presents a delightful and insightful examination of ordinary (tho truly exceptional) lives lived so many hundreds of years ago. Each person is examined as his and her stations in life are exposed and gently likened to "modern" traditions. I loved this course and want more!

Jerice March 7, 2017

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I have been searching for a course like this for a long time and can finally enjoy the true knowledge about medieval women, it was very insightful.

Marouska Montebello October 23, 2019

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I love it already!

Cherri November 29, 2021

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I have loved this course, Richard is such a fascinating man.

Wendy May 2, 2016

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very enjoyable and interesting

Louisa May 4, 2023

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I loved this course, I thought it was throughly enjoyable 🙂 thank you!

Charlotte July 27, 2017

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It was mentioned in a Medieval Archives podcast that I subscribe to. I am enjoying these courses quite a lot, and I was not expecting the layout of the courses to be as easily accessible as they are.

Amy Giggar September 19, 2017

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I have very much enjoyed this course and have definately learnt more about Richard III as well as the Tudor era.

Luisa Short March 3, 2020

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I absolutely loved it, well written and totally enjoyable!

Julie Leddy October 6, 2021

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Really interesting, thank you.

Wendy April 22, 2017

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Easy to access and full of great information, renowned historian and medieval author Toni Mounts explores the world of the medieval period in her course “Everyday Life of Medieval Folk”.

With the course online and able to be accessed throughout the year you are able to study in your own time, at your own pace, and in the comfort of your own home! With twenty units focusing on different people and occupations of the medieval period there is something for everyone in this course.

Finally there is a medieval course available for everyone no matter where they live in the world!

Sarah Everyday Life of Medieval Folk December 9, 2015

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Very interesting and intriguing course I learned quite a lot from it. Thank you!

Sandra Warfield July 2, 2019

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I really enjoyed the course! It was very informative.

Kimberly Finney May 8, 2018

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Very clear and concise.

Marie February 22, 2023

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I have thoroughly enjoyed this course, and plan on taking many more from you!

Amanda November 14, 2016

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The courses are great and I hope to take as many as possible. Not having a deadline is nice and no final exams or papers to write!

Sandra October 21, 2016

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I enjoyed the whole course. I learned so much but I didn't know how complicated the subject is. And I was surprised about the canceling of Christmas. Well- planned course and well-written.

Sandra Warfield September 20, 2017

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I really did enjoy the course.

Mary October 1, 2016

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Very enjoyable course!

Stacy Biccum September 20, 2017

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I really enjoyed this course. It was easy to understand and just enough information in each unit to explore the topic and I never felt as if I was inundated with facts and dates to make it too confusing. A good gentle introduction for beginners. I recommend this course for those who are just casually interested in medieval history or as a beginning foundation for those looking to be more invested in this topic.

Amy June 20, 2016

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I loved this course and it reinforced my knowledge of Richard and the war of the roses

Karen Clewes July 22, 2020

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I found this course really informative and enjoyable, I have learnt a lot about both the Wars of the Roses and Richard III. The course had much more content then I was expecting in just ten lessons but the half hour lessons were just the right length to listen to one at a time. I look forward to taking another of the Medieval Courses!!

Jennifer April 11, 2016

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I really enjoyed this course and learned a lot!

Francesca January 29, 2016

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enjoyed the course
very interesting learnt a lot

Caroline Sprigg March 15, 2018

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Through Facebook. Very informative!

June Binnie October 6, 2021

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I loved the course, studying each new topic was a real treat for me after a boring working day, and I didn’t expect to be so gripped

Polina Zemtsevatrista-farnon April 23, 2018

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Thank you for letting me try out this course during your trial period. I really enjoyed all of the modules (20!) and learned a lot of things I didn't know before. Toni Mount's research is great, and Claire Ridgway's reading made learning a joy.

Tudor Guy Everyday Life of Medieval Folk December 3, 2015

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I have learned many facts that I did not learn from history books.

Wendy Koenigsmann September 3, 2021

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I was very pleased to see the first course from Medieval Courses, “Everyday Life of Medieval Folk”, offers a truly exhaustive and beautifully-crafted look at medieval society... “Everyday Life of Medieval Folk” brings you an extensively detailed and wonderfully diverse overview of medieval society; this is real social history with real stories about real people.

Olga December 30, 2015

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The Life of Mary, Queen of Scots

The Life of Mary, Queen of ScotsHistorian: Claire Ridgway
Units: To be announced
Price: $75
Mary, Queen of Scots is one of those divisive but fascinating 16th-century personalities. For some, she is the queen who was ruled by her heart and made reckless decisions, to others she is a tragic victim, and to others still, she is the rival of Elizabeth I who actively plotted against the English queen.
But who was Mary, Queen of Scots?
Click here to find out more.
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The Life of Anne Boleyn

The Life of Anne BoleynHistorian: Claire Ridgway
Units: 15 (18 video lessons)
Price: $75
Anne Boleyn is the most popular and also the most divisive of Henry VIII's six wives. Some view her as an ambitious, social climber and home-wrecker who played a game and ultimately lost, others see her as a tragic victim of an egotistical tyrant obsessed with having a son, and still others see her as a queen whose views and ideals led to her making enemies who moved against her and brought her down in a brutal manner.
Who was the real Anne Boleyn? Click here to find out more.
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The Roles of Medieval and
Tudor Women

Historian: Toni Mount
Units: 12
Price: $49
In this 12-unit course from historian Toni Mount, we shall be exploring the lives of Medieval and Tudor women of all classes, looking at relationships, earning a living, caring for the family and responsibilities in the home. Life was not easy but we shall be thinking about how women did manage and what they could do, rather than the limitations put upon them. Using a wide range of original source material, this course will bring into focus how our doughty ancestors lived, loved, laboured and, eventually, met their Maker. Click here to find out more.[hoot_divider][/hoot_one_half] [hoot_one_half last="yes"]

The History of the Borgias

The History of the BorgiasHistorian: Samantha Morris
Units: 9
Price: $20
This nine unit course by historian Samantha Morris examines the history of the infamous Borgia family, from their humble beginnings in Spain to their meteoric rise during the reign of Pope Alexander VI. The family have been the victims of hatred and baseless rumour from their own time right up to the present day, whispers of incest and murder attaching to the name of the family which has proven incredibly difficult to shake off. This course will examine the lives of the members of the Borgia family and examine the legacy of the family which has filtered down to the modern day. Click here to find out more.[hoot_divider][/hoot_one_half][hoot_divider color="accent"][hoot_one_half]

The English Reformation: A religious revolution

The English ReformationHistorian: Toni Mount
Units: 5
Price: $25
This five-unit course examines the Reformation of the Church in England, beginning during the reign of King Henry VIII in the 1520s and continuing to influence events well into the seventeenth century and beyond. The differing attitudes to religion were one of the main causes of the English Civil War of the 1640s and even, indirectly, the Troubles in Ireland of the 1970s. What began as a king's disappointment with the pope's refusal to oblige him overturned the English belief system that had been in place for centuries. In this course, we will consider how subsequent monarchs dealt with the changing situation that confronted them but, more importantly, how these religious upheavals affected the lives of the ordinary English people. Click here to find out more.[hoot_divider][/hoot_one_half][hoot_one_half last="yes"]

England’s Crime and Punishment through the Ages

Historian: Toni Mount
Units: 5
Price: $25
This five-unit course examines the fascinating subject of English law and those who broke it. From Anglo-Saxon kings of the 7th century to prison reformers of the 19th century, this course uncovers some unlikely stories of justice and what it meant to the people of the time. Click here to find out more.[hoot_divider][/hoot_one_half][hoot_divider color="accent"][hoot_one_half]

The History of the Medici Family

Historian: Samantha Morris
Units: 10
Price: $50
In this 10-unit course you will discover the expansive history of the infamous Medici family, covering over three centuries. Starting with the origins of the Medici family, we then learn about characters such as Cosimo de Medici and Lorenzo the Magnificent. We learn about the dangerous period known as the Pazzi Conspiracy and also discover how the Medici were patrons of the arts, rose to be popes and even to become royals! Along the way, you'll also meet well-known characters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli, Raphael, Girolamo Savonarola, Alexander VI and Michelangelo... Click here to find out more. [hoot_divider][/hoot_one_half][hoot_one_half last="yes"]

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

The Six Wives of Henry VIIIHistorian: Gareth Russell
Units: 7
Price: $30.00
This seven unit course examines the fusion of political and private that shaped each of Henry VIII's wives' story, disentangles them from the myths that surround them, and uses each wife to explore a different aspect of monarchy in Tudor England... Click here to find out more.[hoot_divider][/hoot_one_half][hoot_divider color="accent"][hoot_one_half]

Warrior Kings of England: The Story of the Plantagenet Dynasty

Warrior Kings of EnglandHistorian: Toni Mount
Units: 24
Price: $99.00
This twenty-four unit course explores the intriguing story of England’s longest-reigning dynasty: the Plantagenets. In this user-friendly course with fun quizzes, we explore the 300 years of English history from 1150-1450. Click here to find out more.[hoot_divider][/hoot_one_half][hoot_one_half last="yes"]

Everyday Lives of
Medieval Folk

Everyday Lives CourseHistorian: Toni Mount
Units: 20
Price: $99.00
Using the examples of real men and women from the period, we find out just what it was like to live in and work in Medieval times. Click here to find out more.[hoot_divider][/hoot_one_half][hoot_divider color="accent"][hoot_one_half]

Heroes and
Villains

Heroes and Villains CourseHistorian: Toni Mount
Units: 10
Price: $49.99
Are the reputations of these icons of history justly deserved or should they be viewed in a new light? Examine their lives and then decide: hero or villain? Click here to find out more.[hoot_divider][/hoot_one_half][hoot_one_half last="yes"]

Richard III and the
Wars of the Roses

Richard III CourseHistorian: Toni Mount
Units: 10
Price: $49.99
Richard III ruled as King of England for little more than two years, yet his life spanned three decades of civil war, the period of turmoil and treason we call the Wars of the Roses. Click here to find out more.[hoot_divider][/hoot_one_half] [hoot_divider color="accent"]

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Caroline Heath December 30, 2018

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This was an excellent class. I learned so many new things about the Medici. Ms. Morris has a superb voice and style making for a wonderful experience. Many thanks!

Stanislaus Greidus July 22, 2021

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I loved the course. It has tied in with other courses I've done around 'local history' (in a broad sense). I've realised that Medieval History is a particular interest of mine. I have done this course for no other reason than interest as I am retired now, but still enjoy learning.

Hazel February 22, 2023

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I love everything about these courses! I love how they are taught and proceed! Thanks so much!!

Julie March 6, 2017

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I absolutely loved this course - full of titbits of information I didn't know! I also appreciated the references to records and of real people - it makes all the difference when informed of something. Wonderful!

Jen Morgan September 3, 2021

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I attended one of Toni Mount's history groups, and yet the course has still been very enjoyable and informative.

Christine January 23, 2017

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Fascinating, thank you so much.

Wendy Ahl January 29, 2018

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I consider myself well-versed in Tudor times. I learned a lot of new things I didn't know during and previous to this time period.

Kimberly Finney November 23, 2020

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It was great

Renee November 24, 2016

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Really enjoyed this course

Christine Houghton April 3, 2018

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Just great 🙂

Sarah Peters October 13, 2019

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I truly enjoyed each and every unit of the Anne Boleyn course! I do hope Claire can be convinced to put together another course in the future!

Deborah February 13, 2017

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I greatly enjoyed taking Everyday Life of Medieval Folk from Medieval courses. The 20 modules cover a wide range of interesting topics and detail many fascinating people and facts.
Each module is written in an easy to follow style and filled with so many wonderful tidbits of medieval daily life and the end of module quiz is a great way to test your knowledge of what your learning.
I highly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in learning more about the medieval time period. I found I learned a lot more about the time period than I previously knew. Thank you, Toni.

Marsha January 19, 2016

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I have enjoyed the course. The lessons have been well presented and the subject matter has been very interesting. The quotes from original texts really brings history to life.

Susan Brand March 5, 2018

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This is first time taking a medieval course, it opened my eyes to the life that women led at that time, (very different from novels and movies), it was a challenge, but the effort was worth it.

Muriel May 4, 2023

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This course was very informative. So interesting to see the long term effects of Henry's actions

Leticia Wolters February 8, 2018

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I am enjoying the course [Everyday Life] immensely!

Ann January 6, 2016

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Just wanted to say thank you for the above course. Mr Russell did a very good job presenting it. I learned a lot, even more about my favorite queen, Anne Boleyn.

Kathy October 26, 2016

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Organized, factual and quite fascinating. I loved the narrator’s beautiful accent. Listened not for details but for general new information.

Virginia Dane May 17, 2020

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I enjoyed every minute of doing the course, as a relatively recently new member of the Richard the III Society it has given me a very good basis on which I can build and learn more. I can now contribute to discussions more. It has also along with some other sources helped me finally make a decision about what I believe happened to the Princes, not that I doubted Richard's good character for a minute!

The course is well set out, clear and easy to understand. Easy to start, put down and then return to again so as it can be fitted into a busy life. I think I may well go on to do the heroes and villains course when I have the money to do so.

Caroline June 23, 2016

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I really really enjoyed this course and look forward to taking more!:) This is the kind of stuff that I've ALWAYS been looking for! Just perfect

Teri October 18, 2016

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This course was very stimulating and highly interesting.

Samantha July 21, 2017

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It was great! I enjoyed the history of crime and punishment and especially the individual histories of criminals I've never heard of since I'm in the States. Mary Ann Cotton's case is especially interesting and sad. Interesting, too, that one of the perpetrators was shipped off to Maryland where I live. I always get so much out of these courses and this one was no exception. Thank you for the course!

Sandra Warfield November 13, 2017

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I loved this course! As a lover of medieval British history, I was so excited to find a course on women! Aside from being extremely informative on the lives of women across the social scale, it was also very entertaining! I can’t wait to sign up for my next course!

Jackie Kossoff April 3, 2018

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Amazing

Sarah Weston February 12, 2021

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I really enjoyed learning the facts - it was well laid out that it was interesting and easy to read

Shannon McCarthy November 16, 2021

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I absolutely loved everything about the course. I enjoy being able to read and listen to the course material. Each module has been fascinating and with just the right amount of detail. I have loved each module so much that I shall definitely read and listen to the modules again and again. I especially enjoy doing the end of module quiz and I found the family trees extremely useful. I was surprised by the televised trial and I was totally engrossed in it. I loved the video of the poem written by the Poet Laureate. I found it beautiful, thought-provoking and moving. Thank you for a wonderful course.

Elizabeth January 10, 2017

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I found this course extremely enjoyable. It cast a new light on Richard III and dispelled some of the myths I thought were truth. I still have questions but there are just some things we can't know. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in history.

Kimberly April 18, 2017

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I am enjoying the course as they are filling in some blanks, I did recreational history at Kentwell Hall for 30 years and am OK on the Tudor stuff but I felt I had gaps in the early stuff, so am using the course as a jump-off point, and I am having fun.

Michael September 1, 2020

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I enjoyed the course. It gave a good overview of the Plantagenets and their dynasty.

Felice May 4, 2023

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I was absolutely mesmerized by the lesson on Anne Boleyn's coronation. It was well past time to shut the computer off but I read a paragraph and the "story" of her coronation was so real, colorful and exciting that I couldn't stop reading.

Thank you so much for such professional work that allows me to continue to learn and occasionally find myself back in 1533 as I did last night.

Sandra August 4, 2017

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I thoroughly enjoyed the course and only wish that it had been much longer. It reinforced my knowledge from the numerous books that I have read on the subject and I gleaned many new facts. I had not expected the inclusion of the 1984 Trial which I had previously dismissed due to its date (i.e. not having the facts of the most recent archaeological finds) but found it very interesting.

Anthony Cox May 10, 2018

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Once again, another informative course.

Jennifer Brown March 17, 2021

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This course was delightful- very well presented and educational all the while entertaining. I was able to work on this course during my two weeks' spring break over the Easter holiday- all my "free" time- I found myself empathizing with these women of history. Laundry was being done, grocery lists being made, dinner cooking, treats baking, house being dusted and vacuumed, sheets changed...all the while my mind on the next section of this course. Truly I realized that with all the difficulties I think I have running a household (and only for my husband and I and our two himalayan kittens: Shakespeare and Paddington as our three children are grown and gone!), I cannot begin to place myself in the time line of the medieval and tudor women and the amount of work they accomplished every day- without conveniences and with much peril. Thank you for such an enlightening course. I do look forward to many more!

Deborah Harsen April 16, 2018

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I really enjoyed this course, the modules were fascinating. The audio lessons were both informative and enjoyable. I have definitely learnt a lot about the day to day lives of medieval people.

Jennifer June 7, 2017


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A great and worthwhile course.  I will study more on Medieval Courses for certain!

Tonya Osborne-Blake October 30, 2017

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I have learned many facts that I did not learn from history books.

Wendy Koenigsmann September 3, 2021

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I absolutely loved everything about the course. I enjoy being able to read and listen to the course material. Each module has been fascinating and with just the right amount of detail. I have loved each module so much that I shall definitely read and listen to the modules again and again. I especially enjoy doing the end of module quiz and I found the family trees extremely useful. I was surprised by the televised trial and I was totally engrossed in it. I loved the video of the poem written by the Poet Laureate. I found it beautiful, thought-provoking and moving. Thank you for a wonderful course.

Elizabeth January 10, 2017

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I thought the course was excellent. It gave enough information, but not too much. It was thorough, interesting and I enjoyed having to answer the questions. Again, I thought the balance of the course to be perfect. Many thanks, I genuinely enjoyed it!

Virginia August 21, 2016

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I loved the course,I didn't do so good 😞, I'm not good with dates, (lol!) but course was interesting.

Tisha November 1, 2016

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This course was delightful- very well presented and educational all the while entertaining. I was able to work on this course during my two weeks' spring break over the Easter holiday- all my "free" time- I found myself empathizing with these women of history. Laundry was being done, grocery lists being made, dinner cooking, treats baking, house being dusted and vacuumed, sheets changed...all the while my mind on the next section of this course. Truly I realized that with all the difficulties I think I have running a household (and only for my husband and I and our two himalayan kittens: Shakespeare and Paddington as our three children are grown and gone!), I cannot begin to place myself in the time line of the medieval and tudor women and the amount of work they accomplished every day- without conveniences and with much peril. Thank you for such an enlightening course. I do look forward to many more!

Deborah Harsen April 16, 2018

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Easy to access and full of great information, renowned historian and medieval author Toni Mounts explores the world of the medieval period in her course “Everyday Life of Medieval Folk”.

With the course online and able to be accessed throughout the year you are able to study in your own time, at your own pace, and in the comfort of your own home! With twenty units focusing on different people and occupations of the medieval period there is something for everyone in this course.

Finally there is a medieval course available for everyone no matter where they live in the world!

Sarah Everyday Life of Medieval Folk December 9, 2015

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This course was very enjoyable to do, its great to learn exactly how medieval and tudor women lived and what they had to do in every day lives. Would recommend to anyone interested in the era.

Luisa Short January 18, 2021

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very enjoyable and interesting

Louisa May 4, 2023

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Richard III has always been a particularly fascinating historical character to me: the mysteries surrounding his nephews, Richards supposed villainy at odds with his acts as a King, his heartbreaking losses of wife and child, his undying loyalty to his brother....contradictions abound! So this course, as others I have perused, only served to intrigue me further. What I would give to have that moment (or two!) with a contemporary, reliable source!
I was not expecting a decidedly pro-Ricardian stance - not that it swayed or determined any frame of mind I have or questions I have- I was expecting a more "cut and dry" formula. Was rather surprised and pleased to have personal opinion inserted into this extremely well-done and presented course!

Deborah June 29, 2017

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The content of the course was well organized. The reader did an excellent job.

Rich January 9, 2017

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I have been searching for a course like this for a long time and can finally enjoy the true knowledge about medieval women, it was very insightful.

Marouska Montebello October 23, 2019

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I was not expecting the depth of detail....I really enjoyed this course- and found it through studying past courses. I just finished reading "Heroines of the Medieval World" by Sharon Bennett Connolly and would suggest this be added to the suggested reading list as many of the women discussed in this course are found in this wonderful book.
I also enjoyed, in particular, the referring back to peoples introduced at different times of this course. Well done!

Deborah Harsen June 29, 2018

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This course was very stimulating and highly interesting.

Samantha July 21, 2017

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I loved this course. I enjoyed listening to each lesson and I learned so much! It was a privilege and a pleasure to listen to the lovely and clear narration. I intend to take further courses. Thank you for all the hard work it must have taken to put this all together!

Valerie Canosa October 1, 2017

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I have been a member of the Richard lll Society for many, many years and I can honestly say I loved this course which Toni has written and produced beautifully.
I hope it will encourage others to learn about Richard and his life and times. This is a fascinating period to study which has everything: battles, knights, castles, treason - sufficient to surely draw the interest of those with an interest in past.
Well done to all concerned!

Janine March 22, 2016

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Really enjoyed this course

Christine Houghton April 3, 2018

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I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this course and I've learned so much. I read most of the lessons and listened to Claire for two of them. It's very hard for me to remember dates and titles and it is confusing when people are referred to by their place they are associated with instead of their names.

It's wonderful that these lessons are available at all times because a review, I'm sure, will be helpful and supplementary to my own reading and research,

I have signed up for another course since I've loved this one so much.

Sandra August 24, 2016

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I really really enjoyed this course and look forward to taking more!:) This is the kind of stuff that I've ALWAYS been looking for! Just perfect

Teri October 18, 2016

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This course was very interesting. It really gave insight into what life was like for women in this time.

Jaime Saranczak April 5, 2020

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I really enjoyed the course because I feel like I know so much more about women in the medieval and Tudor period, as I don't think there is enough information readily available about them.

Rebecca Morris November 29, 2019

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I enjoyed the whole course. I learned so much but I didn't know how complicated the subject is. And I was surprised about the canceling of Christmas. Well- planned course and well-written.

Sandra Warfield September 20, 2017

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The course was wonderful! I learned a lot of new information. I think the course paired well with the other courses offered by Medieval Courses. I also really like the bonus material that was added.

Kimberly April 28, 2017

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Once again, another informative course.

Jennifer Brown March 17, 2021

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Very interesting and intriguing course I learned quite a lot from it. Thank you!

Sandra Warfield July 2, 2019

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Very informative and fun!

Elizabeth Donaghue April 23, 2018

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I really enjoyed this course. The Medici Family were quite an interesting lot

Teresa Brodrick March 3, 2020

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I loved this course and it reinforced my knowledge of Richard and the war of the roses

Karen Clewes July 22, 2020

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Absolutely fascinating - I have learned so much.

Wendy A April 18, 2017

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I liked this course very much and really enjoyed it. I learned so much with each lesson and got from it new information that I'd never read or heard before. My favorite lessons were"The Knight's Tale" and "The Stationer's and Printer's Tale". I didn't expect the videos at the end of some of the lessons, but they were extremely interesting,

November 24, 2016

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I enjoyed working my way through the modules and learned much. I liked the way "asides" were inserted into the text so that reading did not become a chore, more of an enjoyment. Many of my misconceptions and gaps in knowledge were corrected. Thank you.

Sally February 8, 2017

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I found this course really informative and enjoyable, I have learnt a lot about both the Wars of the Roses and Richard III. The course had much more content then I was expecting in just ten lessons but the half hour lessons were just the right length to listen to one at a time. I look forward to taking another of the Medieval Courses!!

Jennifer April 11, 2016

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It was great

Renee November 24, 2016

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Through Facebook. Very informative!

June Binnie October 6, 2021

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I absolutely loved it. I am currently researching for a TV series about the wars of the roses, so this gave me lots of help and ideas.

Rebecca Morris August 20, 2018

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Fantastic, very easy to listen too and knowledgeable. I will be buying more!

Thank you!

Rita Elefteriou October 30, 2017

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I loved this course and learned so much more about the Wars of the Roses and King Richard III!

Allison Stohacker February 19, 2020

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Yes, I did enjoy it. I found the whole course interesting and informative.

Mary August 23, 2016

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Thank you very much for your email. I did indeed thoroughly enjoy my course. I found every single module fascinating and I loved the way that each queen was linked with a thought provoking theme. I found the lectures extremely enjoyable to listen to and I shall enjoy listening to them again and again.I also found it extremely helpful to have the transcript to read.

E J December 16, 2016

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This is first time taking a medieval course, it opened my eyes to the life that women led at that time, (very different from novels and movies), it was a challenge, but the effort was worth it.

Muriel May 4, 2023

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Very comprehensive.
I enjoyed all the modules immensely.

Samantha Bulmer October 1, 2017

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I have thoroughly enjoyed this course, and plan on taking many more from you!

Amanda November 14, 2016

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Thoroughly enjoyed this course, just as I've enjoyed each previous course that I've taken here! Particularly happy that you devoted time to William Marshal!

Laticia May 9, 2017

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I really did enjoy the course.

Mary October 1, 2016

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I found it very informative and interesting ! Thank you!

Elizabeth Greco August 10, 2020

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I'm still working on The Warrior Kings which is a challenge with so much to remember! I always enjoy whatever you have to say about any of these great historical topics

Sandra January 30, 2017

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I love it already!

Cherri November 29, 2021

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It’s interesting to learn about how ordinary people lived during this time.

Kathleen Heffeman October 7, 2020

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I've taken several of your courses. I did enjoy this one very much, as expected. The amount of detail for each module held my interest. Very nice to see the video of Steven Payne in The Pilgrim's Tale module! I followed his pilgrimage via social media as it happened and found it fascinating!

Laticia Wolters March 26, 2018

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I am enjoying the course [Everyday Life] immensely!

Ann January 6, 2016

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I have loved this course and I have learned a great deal. It is well-constructed and very accessible, which makes learning a real joy. Thank you to all concerned.

Angela Blaydon September 18, 2017

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I absolutely loved it, well written and totally enjoyable!

Julie Leddy October 6, 2021

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I have done other courses through Medieval Courses. I enjoyed this one and felt that it was well paced and informative.

Alison Riseley November 6, 2017

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I have really enjoyed this course. I knew a fair amount before, but there were so many little details and case studies, it has given me real insight into the lives of medieval people.

Jen Morgan March 28, 2021

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I have done several courses and enjoyed them all!

Laticia Wolter September 13, 2017

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The course material was very comprehensive and helped to finish the course.
Very intriguing history of early English royals.

Barbara Cole March 28, 2021

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Really interesting, thank you.

Wendy April 22, 2017

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Enjoyed this course very much. Would have loved to have videos sprinkled along with the recorded lectures for more variety. But overall the course quality was excellent. Liked all the examples and stories.

Barbora Bell October 29, 2020

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The courses are great and I hope to take as many as possible. Not having a deadline is nice and no final exams or papers to write!

Sandra October 21, 2016

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Really enjoyed it. These modules are a nice length and well constructed.

Wendy February 22, 2023

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I thoroughly enjoyed the course and only wish that it had been much longer. It reinforced my knowledge from the numerous books that I have read on the subject and I gleaned many new facts. I had not expected the inclusion of the 1984 Trial which I had previously dismissed due to its date (i.e. not having the facts of the most recent archaeological finds) but found it very interesting.

Anthony Cox May 10, 2018

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I really enjoyed it. Well done.

Alan Johnson January 9, 2019

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I am so enjoying the course - more than I expected - I have read all of Claire's books so knew her research was extensive - this surpasses those expectations.

Debbie January 31, 2017

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Well presented and in good detail. Another enjoyable course.

Wendy May 4, 2023

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I loved this course, but I found it the most challenging so far of the ones I've taken. There is a lot of detail in this one and a lot of names and dates. Overall, it was fun and I am going back to read and listen to all the course materials again.

Sandra March 23, 2017

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This course is such an eye opener into the life and times of both women and men and also the mention of children . The units are both balanced and reasoned and can be absorbed. Yes a brilliant course .

Paul Barnett November 23, 2020

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I always enjoyed reading about this historical period. I found the course interesting and learned many interesting facts.

Francine Friedland December 15, 2020

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I was absolutely mesmerized by the lesson on Anne Boleyn's coronation. It was well past time to shut the computer off but I read a paragraph and the "story" of her coronation was so real, colorful and exciting that I couldn't stop reading.

Thank you so much for such professional work that allows me to continue to learn and occasionally find myself back in 1533 as I did last night.

Sandra June 19, 2017

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I loved this course. It is easy to follow and incredibly interesting. I highly recommend this.

Jennifer Brwon March 17, 2021

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I loved the course. It has tied in with other courses I've done around 'local history' (in a broad sense). I've realised that Medieval History is a particular interest of mine. I have done this course for no other reason than interest as I am retired now, but still enjoy learning.

Hazel February 22, 2023

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It was wonderful! I learned so much. I thought I knew Richard, but there was so much I didn't know. Thank you.

Karen May 4, 2023

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I absolutely loved this course - full of titbits of information I didn't know! I also appreciated the references to records and of real people - it makes all the difference when informed of something. Wonderful!

Jen Morgan September 3, 2021

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Very interesting course.

Heather McNicholas April 5, 2020

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enjoyed the course
very interesting learnt a lot

Caroline Sprigg March 15, 2018

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A wonderful course full of fascinating detail. This course has brought Anne Boleyn to life for me and it has inspired me to learn more. The modules have been so enjoyable, filled with interesting facts and quotes, that I shall listen to them again and again. Thank you for a fantastic course.

Libby May 3, 2017

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I have enjoyed the course. The lessons have been well presented and the subject matter has been very interesting. The quotes from original texts really brings history to life.

Susan Brand March 5, 2018

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I really enjoyed this course: it's the kind of history you never learnt in school - about real people and real lives. In fact, it answered many of the questions I've had in the back of my mind about what life used to be like, particularly for women during this period. I liked the 'story-telling' style, too, which was very readable, and the anecdotes and quotes from the period. Finally, having a 'quiz' at the end of each module was a nice touch: not too arduous or time-consuming! Thanks for putting together this fun, but very informative, course.

Dianne Penny August 10, 2020

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Yes, I enjoyed the course very much.

Christine February 22, 2023

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I attended one of Toni Mount's history groups, and yet the course has still been very enjoyable and informative.

Christine January 23, 2017

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I loved this course. Having read so many historical novels on Richard III, I was pleased to realise how much of them were actually true.
Sharon Penman, Jean Plaidy and Phillipa Gregory among them.

Samantha July 18, 2017

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I love the course! I love opportunities that give me the chance to step into the Tudor world and learn, and this is perfect! I love the flexibility, as you guys know I have very little free time. This course gives me the opportunity to learn at my leisure. That is so great for people like me!!!

Laurie January 7, 2016

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I have loved this course, Richard is such a fascinating man.

Wendy May 2, 2016

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I was absolutely mesmerized by the lesson on Anne Boleyn's coronation. It was well past time to shut the computer off but I read a paragraph and the "story" of her coronation was so real, colorful and exciting that I couldn't stop reading.

Thank you so much for such professional work that allows me to continue to learn and occasionally find myself back in 1533 as I did last night.

Sandra August 4, 2017

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I found this course extremely enjoyable. It cast a new light on Richard III and dispelled some of the myths I thought were truth. I still have questions but there are just some things we can't know. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in history.

Kimberly April 18, 2017

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I really enjoyed this course because it has taught me so many things about women from medieval and Tudor times that are so amazing!! There are so many cool stories in this course...I wonder why Hollywood hasn't made some of them into movies yet!
Thank you!! I very much enjoyed this!

Teri Martin January 22, 2018

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I loved this course, I thought it was throughly enjoyable 🙂 thank you!

Charlotte July 27, 2017

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It was fascinating!! I loved listening.

Rebecca Burrington February 12, 2019

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i love this course about richards life

Cameron Mounde February 12, 2021

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I loved the course thank you. This is the first one of its kind that I have experienced. It is extremely interesting and deals very clearly with what is a very complicated area of history ie. The Wars of the Roses. I still can't get a handle on that family tree!

I actually work as a volunteer at the Richard iii centre in Leicester so I have a quite good knowledge of his life and death and the dig carried out therein 2012. However, this course has really supplemented my knowledge... Thank you very much.

Carole Hignett October 6, 2021

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Very clear and concise.

Marie February 22, 2023

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How we used to live... So fascinating, especially when compared with the similarities of today. Toni Mount has produced an interesting and engaging course which I absolutely loved completing. I have learned so much! My favourite section was The Archer's Tale and I liked the video of the man who completed the pilgrimage to Canterbury from Southampton. Well done, Toni! This course is a winner!

Janine April 25, 2016

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I LOVED the course! All you need is a computer and you're set. I like that you can keep the transcripts from each module. I think the parts I enjoyed the most were the examples of 'ever day' people. Instead of just focusing on royalty there were countless examples of commoners, middle class people, higher ranking people and of course royalty. Loved that!

Sarah January 5, 2016

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Very interesting and well presented.

Janet Avery October 23, 2019

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It was mentioned in a Medieval Archives podcast that I subscribe to. I am enjoying these courses quite a lot, and I was not expecting the layout of the courses to be as easily accessible as they are.

Amy Giggar September 19, 2017

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Just wanted to say thank you for the above course. Mr Russell did a very good job presenting it. I learned a lot, even more about my favorite queen, Anne Boleyn.

Kathy October 26, 2016

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I loved the course, studying each new topic was a real treat for me after a boring working day, and I didn’t expect to be so gripped

Polina Zemtsevatrista-farnon April 23, 2018

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Really interesting

Wendy Ahl August 20, 2018

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I enjoyed the course. It gave a good overview of the Plantagenets and their dynasty.

Felice May 4, 2023

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I truly enjoyed each and every unit of the Anne Boleyn course! I do hope Claire can be convinced to put together another course in the future!

Deborah February 13, 2017

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This course was incredibly informative, it told me so much about the crime and punishment law that I did not know, it was awesome.

Charlotte July 28, 2017

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I loved this course! As a lover of medieval British history, I was so excited to find a course on women! Aside from being extremely informative on the lives of women across the social scale, it was also very entertaining! I can’t wait to sign up for my next course!

Jackie Kossoff April 3, 2018

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The Life of Mary, Queen of Scots

The Life of Mary, Queen of ScotsHistorian: Claire Ridgway
Units: To be announced
Price: $75
Mary, Queen of Scots is one of those divisive but fascinating 16th-century personalities. For some, she is the queen who was ruled by her heart and made reckless decisions, to others she is a tragic victim, and to others still, she is the rival of Elizabeth I who actively plotted against the English queen.
But who was Mary, Queen of Scots?
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The Life of Anne Boleyn

The Life of Anne BoleynHistorian: Claire Ridgway
Units: 15 (18 video lessons)
Price: $75
Anne Boleyn is the most popular and also the most divisive of Henry VIII's six wives. Some view her as an ambitious, social climber and home-wrecker who played a game and ultimately lost, others see her as a tragic victim of an egotistical tyrant obsessed with having a son, and still others see her as a queen whose views and ideals led to her making enemies who moved against her and brought her down in a brutal manner.
Who was the real Anne Boleyn? Click here to find out more.
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The Roles of Medieval and
Tudor Women

Historian: Toni Mount
Units: 12
Price: $49
In this 12-unit course from historian Toni Mount, we shall be exploring the lives of Medieval and Tudor women of all classes, looking at relationships, earning a living, caring for the family and responsibilities in the home. Life was not easy but we shall be thinking about how women did manage and what they could do, rather than the limitations put upon them. Using a wide range of original source material, this course will bring into focus how our doughty ancestors lived, loved, laboured and, eventually, met their Maker. Click here to find out more.[hoot_divider][/hoot_one_half] [hoot_one_half last="yes"]

The History of the Borgias

The History of the BorgiasHistorian: Samantha Morris
Units: 9
Price: $20
This nine unit course by historian Samantha Morris examines the history of the infamous Borgia family, from their humble beginnings in Spain to their meteoric rise during the reign of Pope Alexander VI. The family have been the victims of hatred and baseless rumour from their own time right up to the present day, whispers of incest and murder attaching to the name of the family which has proven incredibly difficult to shake off. This course will examine the lives of the members of the Borgia family and examine the legacy of the family which has filtered down to the modern day. Click here to find out more.[hoot_divider][/hoot_one_half][hoot_divider color="accent"][hoot_one_half]

The English Reformation: A religious revolution

The English ReformationHistorian: Toni Mount
Units: 5
Price: $25
This five-unit course examines the Reformation of the Church in England, beginning during the reign of King Henry VIII in the 1520s and continuing to influence events well into the seventeenth century and beyond. The differing attitudes to religion were one of the main causes of the English Civil War of the 1640s and even, indirectly, the Troubles in Ireland of the 1970s. What began as a king's disappointment with the pope's refusal to oblige him overturned the English belief system that had been in place for centuries. In this course, we will consider how subsequent monarchs dealt with the changing situation that confronted them but, more importantly, how these religious upheavals affected the lives of the ordinary English people. Click here to find out more.[hoot_divider][/hoot_one_half][hoot_one_half last="yes"]

England’s Crime and Punishment through the Ages

Historian: Toni Mount
Units: 5
Price: $25
This five-unit course examines the fascinating subject of English law and those who broke it. From Anglo-Saxon kings of the 7th century to prison reformers of the 19th century, this course uncovers some unlikely stories of justice and what it meant to the people of the time. Click here to find out more.[hoot_divider][/hoot_one_half][hoot_divider color="accent"][hoot_one_half]

The History of the Medici Family

Historian: Samantha Morris
Units: 10
Price: $50
In this 10-unit course you will discover the expansive history of the infamous Medici family, covering over three centuries. Starting with the origins of the Medici family, we then learn about characters such as Cosimo de Medici and Lorenzo the Magnificent. We learn about the dangerous period known as the Pazzi Conspiracy and also discover how the Medici were patrons of the arts, rose to be popes and even to become royals! Along the way, you'll also meet well-known characters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli, Raphael, Girolamo Savonarola, Alexander VI and Michelangelo... Click here to find out more. [hoot_divider][/hoot_one_half][hoot_one_half last="yes"]

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

The Six Wives of Henry VIIIHistorian: Gareth Russell
Units: 7
Price: $30.00
This seven unit course examines the fusion of political and private that shaped each of Henry VIII's wives' story, disentangles them from the myths that surround them, and uses each wife to explore a different aspect of monarchy in Tudor England... Click here to find out more.[hoot_divider][/hoot_one_half][hoot_divider color="accent"][hoot_one_half]

Warrior Kings of England: The Story of the Plantagenet Dynasty

Warrior Kings of EnglandHistorian: Toni Mount
Units: 24
Price: $99.00
This twenty-four unit course explores the intriguing story of England’s longest-reigning dynasty: the Plantagenets. In this user-friendly course with fun quizzes, we explore the 300 years of English history from 1150-1450. Click here to find out more.[hoot_divider][/hoot_one_half][hoot_one_half last="yes"]

Everyday Lives of
Medieval Folk

Everyday Lives CourseHistorian: Toni Mount
Units: 20
Price: $99.00
Using the examples of real men and women from the period, we find out just what it was like to live in and work in Medieval times. Click here to find out more.[hoot_divider][/hoot_one_half][hoot_divider color="accent"][hoot_one_half]

Heroes and
Villains

Heroes and Villains CourseHistorian: Toni Mount
Units: 10
Price: $49.99
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Richard III and the
Wars of the Roses

Richard III CourseHistorian: Toni Mount
Units: 10
Price: $49.99
Richard III ruled as King of England for little more than two years, yet his life spanned three decades of civil war, the period of turmoil and treason we call the Wars of the Roses. Click here to find out more.[hoot_divider][/hoot_one_half] [hoot_divider color="accent"]

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Caroline Heath December 30, 2018

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I found this course extremely informative on the Reformation. I thoroughly enjoyed the lesson in the history and the reasonings for the changes that were made at different times of, and in the name of, the Bible. I had not studied this area in the past and so many of the reasons, especially the initial reason, being that of Henry's battle in attempting to obtain his divorce was new and interesting to me. Very good course, in my opinion.

Michial Schmitt September 9, 2020

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Very good course - thank you

Sue Burton March 17, 2021

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Fascinating, thank you so much.

Wendy Ahl January 29, 2018

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I thoroughly enjoyed the course.

Andrea June 7, 2017

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I am enjoying the course as they are filling in some blanks, I did recreational history at Kentwell Hall for 30 years and am OK on the Tudor stuff but I felt I had gaps in the early stuff, so am using the course as a jump-off point, and I am having fun.

Michael September 1, 2020

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Very interesting information on specific criminals as well as more details about the formation of different police forces and origins of uniform and equipment. All in all a very informative course, which I enjoyed very much.

Angela Blaydon October 30, 2017

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I really enjoyed this course, the modules were fascinating. The audio lessons were both informative and enjoyable. I have definitely learnt a lot about the day to day lives of medieval people.

Jennifer June 7, 2017

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This course was very informative. So interesting to see the long term effects of Henry's actions

Leticia Wolters February 8, 2018

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It was great! I enjoyed the history of crime and punishment and especially the individual histories of criminals I've never heard of since I'm in the States. Mary Ann Cotton's case is especially interesting and sad. Interesting, too, that one of the perpetrators was shipped off to Maryland where I live. I always get so much out of these courses and this one was no exception. Thank you for the course!

Sandra Warfield November 13, 2017

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Very enjoyable course!

Stacy Biccum September 20, 2017

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Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for making it so interesting.

Helen Thompson September 3, 2021

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Thank you for letting me try out this course during your trial period. I really enjoyed all of the modules (20!) and learned a lot of things I didn't know before. Toni Mount's research is great, and Claire Ridgway's reading made learning a joy.

Tudor Guy Everyday Life of Medieval Folk December 3, 2015

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Thank you so much! I thoroughly enjoyed the Six Wives course and certainly learned quite a bit that was unknown to me previously.

Liane October 21, 2016

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Loved it. Bring on more please

Debbie August 28, 2016

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The readings were interesting and not too bogged down with dates to have to remember. The End I’d Lesson quizzes were fun!

Wendy Robertson May 17, 2020

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Amazing

Sarah Weston February 12, 2021

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This was an excellent class. I learned so many new things about the Medici. Ms. Morris has a superb voice and style making for a wonderful experience. Many thanks!

Stanislaus Greidus July 22, 2021

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I did enjoy the course, thank you!

Diana December 21, 2016

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I found the detail incredibly well thought out and quite informative. These courses are such a joy to me- as a life-long student of history, I find myself more and more intrigued with each segment. Thank you for providing such a quality course!

Deborah Harsen March 26, 2018

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I have very much enjoyed this course and have definately learnt more about Richard III as well as the Tudor era.

Luisa Short March 3, 2020

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I absolutely loved this course and learned so much - I am glad we could download the transcripts as I will definitely be reading them over and over again. Am just sorry it is finished.

Wendy February 12, 2016

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Really enjoyed it

Angharad Yeo May 17, 2021

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Another enjoyable course! No criticisms!

Laticia Wolter May 8, 2018

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I really enjoyed this course because it dealt with ordinary women not just royalty. The in-depth look into a woman's working day, with the heavy workload and constant responsibilities while having almost no status in the world.

Fawn Wink November 12, 2019

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I love everything about these courses! I love how they are taught and proceed! Thanks so much!!

Julie March 6, 2017

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Extremely enjoyable and informative, thank you.

Wendy August 8, 2017

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I found this course through FaceBook and enjoyed it immensely! I hope to purchase more of your courses soon, and will recommend them to others.

Laticia August 24, 2016

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It was wonderful

Cnpaleo3 October 6, 2021

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It was very interesting, it was very intriguing, it was easy to read, fun to do.

Sandra Akin May 17, 2020

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Although I thought this course rather brief in its materials, quite an in depth study was provided. The C of E has always intrigued me as I was raised Lutheran and not only enjoyed learning about Martin Luther but Henry VIII- particularily as he was so against Martin Luther's leaning initially. I find it fascinating how politics and religion try time and again throughout history to convince people they are "seperate" entities but are so completely intertwined and almost inseperable.

Deborah Harsen March 26, 2018

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Organized, factual and quite fascinating. I loved the narrator’s beautiful accent. Listened not for details but for general new information.

Virginia Dane May 17, 2020

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I love these courses. I learned a lot from this one and all the others. Keep them coming!

Sandra Warfield August 20, 2018

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I have immensely enjoyed this course and came upon it by accident when I was surfing the net looking for info about Richard III. Following his discovery in the car park, I have become very interested in him and the history of the wars of the roses.
Thank you very much for this course, it was a pleasure to study.

Debra Bienek January 18, 2021

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I really did enjoy this course. I was a little skeptical because the Reformation isn't my favorite subject but I learned a lot.

Kimberly Finney November 23, 2020

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Just great 🙂

Sarah Peters October 13, 2019

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I enjoyed the course very much, especially how each lesson built on the previous lessons. I learnt things about this time that I hadn’t heard of before. I suspected that women had to work very hard and this course confirmed that.

Alana Ask April 5, 2020

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i loved everything

Cameron Mounde February 12, 2021

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I really enjoyed this course and learned a lot!

Francesca January 29, 2016

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I greatly enjoyed taking Everyday Life of Medieval Folk from Medieval courses. The 20 modules cover a wide range of interesting topics and detail many fascinating people and facts.
Each module is written in an easy to follow style and filled with so many wonderful tidbits of medieval daily life and the end of module quiz is a great way to test your knowledge of what your learning.
I highly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in learning more about the medieval time period. I found I learned a lot more about the time period than I previously knew. Thank you, Toni.

Marsha January 19, 2016

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This course was absolutely amazing! I have learned a lot about Richard´s predecessors and about the recent research about his so much deserved reburial. I learn things I have never heard about before, such as the Trial. It really made me consider things I have never imagined, such as What if Elizabeth of york, Henry VII´s wife have had the possibility of seeing the ´pretender´?? That really makes me doubt a lot! This history is fascinating!!

Ivana January 10, 2017

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I really enjoyed this course. It was easy to understand and just enough information in each unit to explore the topic and I never felt as if I was inundated with facts and dates to make it too confusing. A good gentle introduction for beginners. I recommend this course for those who are just casually interested in medieval history or as a beginning foundation for those looking to be more invested in this topic.

Amy June 20, 2016

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I enjoyed it very much, thanks.

Monica L October 29, 2019

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I loved the course. I wasn't expecting so many personal tales about common, every day people which I thoroughly enjoyed and found helped to ground the knowledge I had learned.

Sarah January 19, 2016

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I absolutely loved it!!! Honestly it was so informative and I loved reading about the Borgias. They're a family that have always fascinated me. So! :). Another amazing course, I can't wait to do more :).

Charlotte June 30, 2017

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I really enjoyed the course! It was very informative.

Kimberly Finney May 8, 2018

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I was very pleased to see the first course from Medieval Courses, “Everyday Life of Medieval Folk”, offers a truly exhaustive and beautifully-crafted look at medieval society... “Everyday Life of Medieval Folk” brings you an extensively detailed and wonderfully diverse overview of medieval society; this is real social history with real stories about real people.

Olga December 30, 2015

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Very good indeed. Thanks a lot !!!

Newton July 21, 2017

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I am an amateur medievalist and ate up this course - full hog! Toni Mount presents a delightful and insightful examination of ordinary (tho truly exceptional) lives lived so many hundreds of years ago. Each person is examined as his and her stations in life are exposed and gently likened to "modern" traditions. I loved this course and want more!

Jerice March 7, 2017

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Great course for anyone who enjoys Medieval History.

Denise Boal January 9, 2019

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I enjoyed every minute of doing the course, as a relatively recently new member of the Richard the III Society it has given me a very good basis on which I can build and learn more. I can now contribute to discussions more. It has also along with some other sources helped me finally make a decision about what I believe happened to the Princes, not that I doubted Richard's good character for a minute!

The course is well set out, clear and easy to understand. Easy to start, put down and then return to again so as it can be fitted into a busy life. I think I may well go on to do the heroes and villains course when I have the money to do so.

Caroline June 23, 2016

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I really enjoyed learning the facts - it was well laid out that it was interesting and easy to read

Shannon McCarthy November 16, 2021

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I really enjoyed the course. It was very interesting and i particularly liked the stories of individual people that were told. Looking forward to more courses here! Thank you!

Melissa Leister February 12, 2021

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Thank you so much for giving me the pleasure of doing this course. It was an extraordinary experience that enriched my love and passion for Tudor history. Thank you for giving an Argentinian as me living far far away from London the possibility of learning and construing more knowledge. In the coming days, I'm starting the Anne Boleyn course too!

Ivana January 23, 2017

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I consider myself well-versed in Tudor times. I learned a lot of new things I didn't know during and previous to this time period.

Kimberly Finney November 23, 2020


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I absolutely loved it!!! Honestly it was so informative and I loved reading about the Borgias. They're a family that have always fascinated me. So! :). Another amazing course, I can't wait to do more :).

Charlotte June 30, 2017

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I have immensely enjoyed this course and came upon it by accident when I was surfing the net looking for info about Richard III. Following his discovery in the car park, I have become very interested in him and the history of the wars of the roses.
Thank you very much for this course, it was a pleasure to study.

Debra Bienek January 18, 2021

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Really enjoyed it

Angharad Yeo May 17, 2021