University of Bath

Britain’s International History: the Romans to the Treaty of Rome

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Britain’s International History

On this 11-week course you will develop a deeper understanding of the history of Britain's relations with other countries and the effects of historical forces and events upon Britain's contemporary international relations. Teaching is through lectures with follow-up small group seminars.

You will study:

  • The impact of key events such as the arrival of the Romans and other invaders and immigrants and their contribution to ‘Britishness’

  • The Norman conquest and subsequent conflict with France

  • The Reformation and the developing concept of Englishness

  • The founding of the early colonies in North America, trade and the American War of Independence

  • Colonialism and the scramble for Africa

  • The slave trade

  • The two world wars and their aftermath

To be awarded credits for this course, a minimum of 80% attendance is required.

Before signing up please make sure that the day and time do not clash with your academic timetable using your MyTimetable.

Registration for this course is now closed. Please email with any enquiries.