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Philip Holdsworth (History – Middle Ages)

  • Archaeologist and historian from Wales specialising in the culture, history and art of the Early Middle Ages from the collapse of the Roman empire in Europe until the Norman invasion
  • Read Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic at Cambridge
  • Career was spent running archaeological units and in university teaching
  • Retired as County archaeologist for Cumbria in 2002
  • Likes, where possible, to help students to engage with Primary sources
A certain book is often required for each respective course to fully benefit … see individual courses for details.
No prior reading is necessary to attend Philip’s courses as interaction with the text takes place during the course.

 

 


June 2019

BEDE’S ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE

June 7th at 18:30 to June 9th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Bede's writings describe the conversion of England to Christianity in the 7th century, but what were his sources and did he have an agenda? Using Bede's Ecclesiastical History (ESSENTIAL - Penguin Classics £10.99) and supplementing it with other primary sources (provided), investigate the growth of the early Church in its secular and cultural context. Philip Holdsworth (N. Wales www.highamhall.com/philip-holdsworth) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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