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Take a step into the past and meet famous historical characters, famous and infamous. Transport yourself effortlessly into history on one of Farncombe Courses’ insightful and engaging history and architecture classes.
From getting the know the Normans, to discovering more about the Zulu and Boer Wars, there is a topic of interest for amateur and experienced historians alike. You’ll meet like-minded people and gain a true understanding of your area of interest.
Take a look at the wide ranging history and architecture classes and courses below, to pursue your passion at Farncombe Courses. Book today to save your space!
When the Tudors usurped the English throne, they urgently needed a way to impress the world with a sense of their legitimacy and permanence. High on the list of top tips for royal propaganda was the creation of magnificent buildings to prove that the dynasty meant business.More Info »
Why did Victorian Britain find itself embroiled in so many wars in southern Africa? The Zulu War provided some of the most famous heroic episodes of the British Empire’s history, but is that the right way to look at it?More Info »
They were the elite of the workforce – the people who created the wall paintings and woodcarvings, the stonework and stained glass. Over this weekend, we will consider their work as it developed over five centuries, looking into the materials they used and the ideas which underlay their extraordinary flights of fancy.More Info »
We shall trace the origins of The Great War which began in August 1914. In doing so we shall look at Edwardian Britain and at the wider world, including the political, ideological, economic and personality factors which led the world to war.More Info »
From 1922, and the ending of colonial rule in Egypt, and especially from the ending of The Raj in 1947, through to the withdrawal from Hong Kong in 1997, Britain’s imperial withdrawal was marked too often by bloodshed, from The Mau Mau Insurgency in Kenya to the bitter fighting in Cyprus.More Info »
The Angevin dynasty is by any standards an impressive one – its founder, Henry II, ruled an empire that stretched from Hadrian’s Wall to the Pyrenees and included almost half of France.More Info »
This weekend course looks at political film during the 1930s. It focuses upon Britain, America, Germany, France and Russia.More Info »
This weekend will reveal the background to the many Revolutions and Rebellions in Paris in the 19th centuryMore Info »
800 years ago and 600 years ago respectively the signing of Magna Carta by King John and the victory of Henry V at Agincourt enhanced the process of creating a distinct English nation.More Info »
Our course begins by examining the “ammunition” that Britain’s Neo-Romantic Artists took into the Fortress Britain of the early 1940s.More Info »