LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE



Prof. David Campion




Somerset House Conference, 1604, After Juan Pantola de la Cruz © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

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SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

FALL 2017

Week I Sep 6-8Introduction: America's Tudor-Stuart Legacy
Week II Sep 11-15A Medieval Prelude
Week III Sep 18-22The Tudor Revolution
Week IV Sep 25-29Protestants, Catholics, and the Battle for Supremacy
Week V Oct 2-6The Age of Elizabeth: Court and Politics
Week VI Oct 9-13The Age of Elizabeth: Religion, Diplomacy, and War
Week VII Oct 16-20Life in Merrie England
Week VIII Oct 23-27All the World's a Stage
Week IX Oct 30-Nov 3The Early Stuarts
Week X Nov 6-10Britain's Overseas Expansion
Week XI Nov 13-17The "Celtic Periphery"
Week XII Nov 20-24The Great Rebellion
Week XIII Nov 27-Dec 1The Interregnum
Week XIV Dec 4-8The Restoration
Week XV Dec 11-13Conclusion: A New Nation?



Week I: Introduction

Sep 6: Introduction: America's Tudor-Stuart legacy
Sep 8: The early history of Britain and its peoples


Reading:
"Brentry: How Norman Rule reshaped England" in The Economist, Dec 2016
Simon Schama, "King Death" (Ch. 5 in History of Britain, Vol. I)




Week II: A Medieval Prelude

Sep 11: England in the late middle ages
Sep 13: The Wars of the Roses and the rise of the Tudors
Sep 15: Discussion: Utopia


Reading:
"Nasty, Brutish and not that Short" in The Economist, Dec 2010
Brigden, 1-37
Thomas More, Utopia

Document:
Polydore Vergil, "Description of Henry VII" from Anglica Historia (1512)




Week III: The Tudor Revolution

Sep 18: Henry VIII and the "King's Great Matter"
Sep 20: The English Reformation
---------- Film: A Man for All Seasons, 7-10pm, Miller 102
Sep 22: Discussion


Reading:
Brigden, 84-178
Richard Marius, "A Man for All Seasons" in Mark C. Carnes (ed.), Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies

Documents:
Thomas Cranmer, Letter on Henry VIII's Divorce (1533)
Parliament, Act of Supremacy (1534)
Henry VIII, Love letters to Anne Boleyn (1530s)
Anne Boleyn, Letter to Henry VIII (1536)
Thomas More, Letter to daughter Margaret (1535)
Richard Pollard, "The Suppression of Glastonbury Abbey" (1539)
Henry VIII, Speech to Parliament (1545)


MAP EXERCISE DUE SEP 18



Week IV: Protestants, Catholics, and the Battle for Supremacy

Sep 25: Edward VI and Mary Tudor: faith, martyrdom, and exile
Sep 27: John Knox and the Scottish Reformation
Sep 29: Discussion


Reading:
Brigden, 140-212

Documents:
Anonymous, "The execution of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer" (1556) [image]
Giovanni Michieli, "A contemporary account of Mary Tudor" (1557)
John Foxe, "Persecutions in England during the reign of Queen Mary" from Foxe's Book of Martyrs (1571) [frontispiece]
John Knox, "Call to the ministry and first public debate" (1547) and "A brief exhortation to England for the speedy embracing of the Gospel heretofore by the tyranny of Mary suppressed and banished" (1559)


RESPONSE PAPER #1 DUE SEP 25



Week V: The Age of Elizabeth: Court and Politics

Oct 2: The Virgin Queen and her subjects
Oct 4: Politics, intrigue, and survival
Oct 6: Discussion


Reading:
Brigden, 213-238

Documents:
John Knox, "First blast of the trumpet against the monstrous regiment of women" (1558)
Elizabeth I, "When I was fair and young" (date unknown), Selected writings and speeches and Letter to Mary Queen of Scots (1586)
Mary Queen of Scots, Letter to Henry III of France (1587) [image]




Week VI: The Age of Elizabeth: Religion, Diplomacy, and War

Oct 9: Church and state: Anglicanism, Puritanism, and Catholic recusancy
Oct 11: Elizabeth's foreign policy and overseas expansion
Oct 13: FALL BREAK (NO CLASS)


Reading:
Brigden, 239-294
Games, 1-46

Documents:
Pius V, "Regnans in Excelsis" (1570)
Thirty-Nine Articles (1571)
Edmund Campion, "Challenge to the Privy Council" (1581)
Elizabeth I, "Charter to Sir Walter Raleigh" (1584) and Speech at Tilbury against the Spanish Armada (1588)
Francis Pretty, "Sir Francis Drake's famous voyage round the world" (1580)


RESPONSE PAPER #2 DUE OCT 9



Week VII: Life in Merrie England

Oct 16: Family life and the social order of village England
Oct 18: Commerce and the growth of towns and cities
Oct 20: MIDTERM EXAMINATION


Reading:
Eamon Duffy, The Voices of Morebath

Document:
William Marshall, "Draft of a poor law" (1536)




Week VIII: All the World's a Stage

Oct 23: Shakespeare and the English literary renaissance
Oct 25: Art and creativity in Elizabethan and Jacobean England
Oct 27: Discussion (meet in Special Collections, Watzek Library)


Reading:
Brigden, 295-367
Kishlansky, 1-64

Documents:
Edmund Spenser, "Visions of the world's vanitie" (1591)
Robert Southwell, "Upon the image of death" (1595)
Thomas Campion, "When Laura smiles", "What then is love but mourning" and "Beauty is but a painted hell" (from Booke of Ayres, 1601)
Walter Raleigh, "The passionate man's pilgrimage" and "The silent lover" (1603)
William Shakespeare, Henry VIII [Act V, scene iv] (1613) [image]

Music:
Selections from Elizabethan and Jacobean ensembles, virginals, songs, and lute music


RESPONSE PAPER #3 DUE OCT 27



Week IX: The Early Stuarts

Oct 30: James I and the establishment of the Stuart monarchy
Nov 1: Toleration and persecution in Stuart England
Nov 3: Discussion


Reading:
Kishlansky, 65-112
Russell, 26-108

Documents:
James I, "True Law of Free Monarchies" (1598) [frontispiece], Speech to Parliament (1609)
Parliament, "Apology of the Commons" (1604)
Archbishop William Laud, "Visitation Articles" (1635)


ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY DUE OCT 30



Week X: Britain's Overseas Expansion

Nov 6: The economy and cultures of the Atlantic world
Nov 8: Stuart Britain and the formation of early American society
Nov 10: Discussion


Reading:
Games, 47-254
"Colonial Museums: A Different Story" in The Economist, Nov 2013

Documents:
Richard Hakluyt, "Discourse of Western planting" (1584)
First Charter of Virginia (1606)
Maryland Toleration Act (1649) [image]
William Bradford, "History of the Plymouth Plantation" (c.1650)
Richard Ligon, "A true & exact history of the island of Barbadoes" (1657)
Thomas Mun, "England's treasure by foreign trade" (1664) [frontispiece]




Week XI: The "Celtic Periphery"

Nov 13: Ireland
Nov 15: Scotland and Wales
Nov 17: Discussion


Reading:
Games, 255-300
Russell, 1-25

Documents:
Edmund Spenser, "A view of the present state of Ireland" (1596)
Aindrias Mac Marcais, "The Deserted Land" (c.1610)
Parliament, Plantation in Ulster (1610)
Confederation of Kilkenny (1642)
Parliament, Act for the Reduction of the Rebels (1642)
Oliver Cromwell, Report from Ireland to Parliament (1649)


RESPONSE PAPER #4 DUE NOV 13



Week XII: The Great Rebellion

Nov 20: Charles I and Parliament
Nov 22: The English Civil War (or War of the Three Kingdoms), 1642-1649
Nov 24: THANKSGIVING (NO CLASS)


Reading:
Kishlansky, 113-157
Russell, 109-219

Documents:
Parliament, Petition of Right (1628) [image]
Scottish National Covenant (1638) [image]
Oliver Cromwell, Letter to his brother-in-law after the battle of Marsten Moor (1644)




Week XIII: The Interregnum

Nov 27: Lord Protector: Oliver Cromwell and his world
Nov 29: Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1660
Dec 1: Discussion


Reading:
Kishlansky, 158-212

Documents:
Radical women during the English Revolution [selected documents] (1649, 1656)
Statements of the Levellers (1649)
Thomas Macaulay, "On Oliver Cromwell" (1880)
John Milton, "A treatise of civil power in ecclesiastical causes" (1659)
Commonwealth Instrument of Government (1653) [image]
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan [excerpts] (1651) [frontispiece]


RESPONSE PAPER #5 DUE NOV 27



Week XIV: The Restoration

Dec 4: The return of the king
Dec 6: The exclusion crisis and the beginnings of party politics
Dec 8: Discussion


Reading:
Kishlansky, 213-286

Documents:
The First English Coffee Houses (c.1675)
Parliament, Habeas Corpus Act (1679) [image]
John Evelyn, Diary [excerpts] (1660-1688)


RESEARCH ESSAY DUE DEC 8



Week XV: A New Nation?

Dec 11: Conclusion: revolution and realignment


Reading:
Kishlansky, 287-342

Documents:
Parliament, Bill of Rights (1689)
Gilbert Burnet, "The character of James II and William of Orange" (1689)
An anonymous Jacobite, "Observations upon the late revolution in England" (1690)


FINAL EXAMINATION: TUESDAY 19 DECEMBER, 8:30-11:30am



Claes van Visscher's map of the City of London, 1616; British Library, London

Created by campion@lclark.edu | Updated November 2017