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Fall 2017
Sep 23, 2017
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HIST 232 - History-Legend in Med Britain
This course looks at the wide sweep of British history through legend; it also asks questions as to why some figures become legendary and others do not.  The semester begins with the Druids and their legends and ends with King Richard III (his life, legend and the recent discovery of his remains).  It focuses on modern and medieval views of legendary figures while also tracing whatever contemporary historical evidence there is for the person behind the legend.    The legends examined in this course include King Arthur, King Alfred, Thomas Becket and legends of saints, Robin Hood and outlaw legends, Braveheart (William Wallace) and Richard III.  Final papers can focus on legends from other cultures, depending on one’s interest.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
SFS/RCST Western Europe

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