Group Leaders: Alan & Susanna
Venue: The Swarthmore Centre, Mutley Plain
Day: 3rd Wednesday Time: 14:00
YEAR 3: The Normans 1066 – 1154
May.15 ENGLAND AND THE CONTINENT
Henry I, King of England and Duke of Normandy and his relationship with continental Europe.
The White Ship disaster
Jun.19 STEPHEN & MATILDA: CIVIL WARS
When Henry I died he left a daughter, Matilda. Earlier in his reign, Henry had indicated that the succession should pass to Matilda and, ultimately to his grandson, Henry. But Henry I’s premature death and the lack of enthusiasm in parts of the country for Matilda to succeed provided Henry’s nephew, Stephen, with an opportunity. It led to one of the darkest periods of English history.
Jul.17 FROM NORMAN TO PLANTAGENET
YEAR 4: The House of Plantagenet 1154 – 1215
YEAR 5: Crown versus People (Part 1) 1215 – 1327
YEAR 6: Crown versus People (Part 2) 1327 – 1381
YEAR 7: The Waning of the Middle Ages 1381 – 1485