Testimonials

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

Wendy May 2, 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 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 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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Very informative and fun!

Elizabeth Donaghue April 23, 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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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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Another enjoyable course! No criticisms!

Laticia Wolter May 8, 2018

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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 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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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 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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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 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 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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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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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'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 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 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 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 and it reinforced my knowledge of Richard and the war of the roses

Karen Clewes July 22, 2020

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Very good indeed. Thanks a lot !!!

Newton July 21, 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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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 loved this course, I thought it was throughly enjoyable 🙂 thank you!

Charlotte July 27, 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 fascinating!! I loved listening.

Rebecca Burrington February 12, 2019

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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 really enjoyed the course! It was very informative.

Kimberly Finney May 8, 2018

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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 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 found it very informative and interesting ! Thank you!

Elizabeth Greco August 10, 2020

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

Thank you!

Rita Elefteriou October 30, 2017

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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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Very interesting and well presented.

Janet Avery October 23, 2019

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I did enjoy the course, thank you!

Diana December 21, 2016

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This course was very stimulating and highly interesting.

Samantha July 21, 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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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 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 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 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 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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Very comprehensive.
I enjoyed all the modules immensely.

Samantha Bulmer October 1, 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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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