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
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
Wendy Ahl August 20, 2018
Another enjoyable course! No criticisms!
Laticia Wolter May 8, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
I loved this course and it reinforced my knowledge of Richard and the war of the roses
Karen Clewes July 22, 2020
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
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
I love these courses. I learned a lot from this one and all the others. Keep them coming!
Sandra Warfield August 20, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed the course.
Andrea June 7, 2017
i love this course about richards life
Cameron Mounde February 12, 2021
Yes, I did enjoy it. I found the whole course interesting and informative.
Mary August 23, 2016
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
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
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
i loved everything
Cameron Mounde February 12, 2021
The content of the course was well organized. The reader did an excellent job.
Rich January 9, 2017
Fantastic, very easy to listen too and knowledgeable. I will be buying more!
Rita Elefteriou October 30, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
I am enjoying the course [Everyday Life] immensely!
Ann January 6, 2016
I really enjoyed it. Well done.
Alan Johnson January 9, 2019
I really enjoyed the course! It was very informative.
Kimberly Finney May 8, 2018
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
Really enjoyed it
Angharad Yeo May 17, 2021
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
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
I enjoyed it very much, thanks.
Monica L October 29, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
I loved this course, I thought it was throughly enjoyable 🙂 thank you!
Charlotte July 27, 2017
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
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
I loved this course and learned so much more about the Wars of the Roses and King Richard III!
Allison Stohacker February 19, 2020
It was very interesting, it was very intriguing, it was easy to read, fun to do.
Sandra Akin May 17, 2020
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
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
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
I really enjoyed this course and learned a lot!
Francesca January 29, 2016