Society, Culture and Politics in England, 1500-1700 HIST4191

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were a period of significant social, economic and political change in England, witnessing population growth, rising prices, and social polarisation. Topics to covered in the course will include: land and community, parish and county community, poverty, riot and rebellion, crime, demographic change, popular religion, consumption and material culture, gender relations, urban growth, and middle class or middling sort.


Taught twice weekly. Tutor to decide what days and time to be taught

Requirements of Entry

Admission to Honours in History

Excluded Courses





70% for 1 two hour exam (2 questions)

20% for 1 essay of c. 2000 words

10% for seminar work, divided as follows: 6% for the presentation of the seminar paper submitted and 4% for overall seminar contribution.

Main Assessment In: April/May