Royal Britain Journal Worksheet
The journal is designed to highlight course themes by relating them to specific developments in the history of the monarchy. A list of suggested readings will be provided for each topic, but most entries can be written from materials in the lectures, discussions, and site visits. ONE entry is required for each topic. Short answers on the final exam will come from the journal entries. See below for daily topics.
Entries should be written in essay form. Each essay should be between 250-500 words, typed or handwritten neatly, and placed in a loose leaf notebook. You may include photos, maps, brochures, or drawings to illustrate your points.
Journals should be completed to use for the final exam. You may either turn them in after the exam, email them to me at email@example.com, or post them to me at Department of History, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424 by 30 August. Please include your home address on the title page if you would like the journal returned to you.
11 July Monarchs and Megaliths
12 July Roman Britain
13 July Alfred the Great and the Birth of the English Monarchy
14 July The Age of Chivalry: Feudalism and the Monarchy
15 July The Murder of the Archbishop: Conflict of Church and State
19 July Bruce, Braveheart, and Bannockburn: Royal Edinburgh
20 July Stirling Castle, Bannockburn, and The Scottish Wars of Independence
21 July The Kingdom of the Scots
25 July Henry VIII, Hampton Court, and the English Reformation and Renaissance
26 July The Iconography of Monarchy
27 July Royalist Oxford
2 August Queen Victorian and the British Empire
3 August Windsor Castle and Royal Roles Today
4 August Crowned Heads in a Republican Age
RETURN TO HIS 499 SYLLABUS
RETURN TO HIS 599 SYLLABUS
RETURN TO MCCANDLESS HOMEPAGE