Testimonials

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

Thank you!

Rita Elefteriou October 30, 2017

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Another enjoyable course! No criticisms!

Laticia Wolter May 8, 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'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 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 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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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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Very interesting and intriguing course I learned quite a lot from it. Thank you!

Sandra Warfield July 2, 2019

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

Wendy May 2, 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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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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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 did enjoy the course, thank you!

Diana December 21, 2016

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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 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 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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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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I really did enjoy the course.

Mary October 1, 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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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 really enjoyed this course and learned a lot!

Francesca January 29, 2016

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I thoroughly enjoyed the course.

Andrea June 7, 2017

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Caroline Heath December 30, 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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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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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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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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Very interesting and well presented.

Janet Avery October 23, 2019

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

Rich January 9, 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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It was great

Renee November 24, 2016

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I have done several courses and enjoyed them all!

Laticia Wolter September 13, 2017

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Just great 🙂

Sarah Peters October 13, 2019

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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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Very good indeed. Thanks a lot !!!

Newton July 21, 2017

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Fascinating, thank you so much.

Wendy Ahl January 29, 2018

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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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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