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The Age of Chivalry with Mark Cottle

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Course: The Age of Chivalry with Mark Cottle
Tutor: Mark Cottle
Start Date: 13th August 2018
Start Time: 9.30am
End Date: 17th August 2018
End Time: 4.00pm
Res Fee (from): £826.00
Non Res Fee: £360.00 What's included?

From the career of William Marshal in the late twelfth century until just after the reign of Edward III and the career of his famous son the Black Prince in the late fourteenth century, the Age of Chivalry spans a remarkable period of English history. It sees indeed the development of the knight and chivalry, but also the emergence of parliament and Gothic cathedrals. It is a period particularly rich in art and architecture, including rare and beautiful survivors: The Winchester Bible and illuminated manuscripts; the Wilton Diptych and the angel hammer-beam roof of Westminster Hall; Beaumaris and Edward I's great castles in Wales. The course will look at these great achievements of the period, some of the leading figures involved and try to capture something of the spirit of the age, both in the classroom and on a couple of visits.

There will be a supplement of £90 for this course for residents towards the cost of transport.

This course is part of Week Two of the Dillington Summer School. Residents arrive for Tea on Sunday 12 August and depart after breakfast on Saturday 18 August. 
 

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Mark Cottle

Mark Cottle

Mark Cottle was born in the Scilly Isles, educated at Truro School in Cornwall and a graduate of Birmingham University with a Masters Degree in late Medieval History, Mark has spent over 20 years lecturing in Anglo-Saxon, Medieval and Tudor history in further and higher education.

He started Exploring History in 2001, chiefly as a kind of personal crusade against the ever-increasing decline of medieval history in formal education. Exploring History is about bringing back a sense of the fascination with the richness, achievement and even mystery of a remarkable period in English history. Mark does this by holding Study-Breaks and Illustrated Talks to which he brings his own brand of enthusiasm, knowledge and skills as a communicator.

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