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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


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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