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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Week One | Magna Carta, Parliament and the Law 1215-1300

1 hour to complete
11 videos (Total 62 min), 1 reading
11 videos
1.2 - Magna Carta and the Medieval world: setting the scene for 1215 8m
1.3 - The importance of Runnymede 1m
1.4 - What happened at Runnymede? 10m
1.5 - The ideas contained within Magna Carta and its purpose 6m
1.6 - How did Magna Carta become a permanent feature of English history? 8m
1.7 - What did Magna Carta say? 6m
1.8 - The Making of Magna Carta 7m
1.9 - The Achievements 5m
1.10 - What happened to Magna Carta after it was sealed? 4m
1.11 - Week One Summary 1m
1 reading
Week 1 Readings10m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Week Two | The Reinvention of Magna Carta, 1508-1642

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 56 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
2.2 - The Document and Artefact 8m
2.3 - An Introduction to the 17th Century Legal Profession 12m
2.4 - What is the Ancient Constitution? 5m
2.5 - The Discovery of Magna Carta: Common Law, The Ancient Constitution and Sir Edward Coke - part 1 7m
2.6 - The Ancient Constitution and Sir Edward Coke 19m
2.7 - Week Two Summary 1m
1 reading
Week 2 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz (13 Questions)
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Week Three | Magna Carta: Civil War to Revolution, 1642-1776

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
3.2 - The Discovery of Magna Carta: Common Law, The Ancient Constitution and Sir Edward Coke - part 2 7m
3.3 - Who was Free Born John and What did he represent? 1m
3.4 - Who were the Whigs? 2m
3.5 - The Legacy of Sir Edward Coke and the Reinvention of Liber Homo into the Freeborn Englishman - part 1 8m
3.6 - The Legacy of Sir Edward Coke and the Reinvention of Liber Homo into the Freeborn Englishman - part 2 7m
3.7 - How did Magna Carta and its principles take root in America? 5m
3.8 - Interpreting Political Cartoons 5m
3.9 - Week Three Summary 1m
1 reading
Week 3 Readings10m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Week Four | Magna Carta and the wider world: Constitution Making

1 hour to complete
8 videos (Total 43 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
4.2 - Explaining Constitutions 2m
4.3 - Why isn't the Uk's constitution codified - and should it be? 12m
4.4-An interview with Linda Colley- The Unwritten Constitution7m
4.5-An interview with Linda Colley- The Legacy of Magna Carta 9m
4.6 - Magna Carta and Slavery - the American perspective 5m
4.7 - Magna Carta and Slavery - the British perspective 2m
4. 8 - Week Four Summary 1m
1 reading
Week 4 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz (13 Questions)

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