Free online class on the Magna Carta

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  • #16337

    the Venomous Bead
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    Coursera is currently offering a class on the Magna Carta from the University of London in celebration of its 800th anniversary this year.  Here's the description:http://www.coursera.org/course/magnacartaThe class requires you to create a free account with Coursera.  It has been going on for a while now but all the lectures will be accessible for some time yet (for viewing or download) and the ones I've listened to so far were excellent.  There's lots of supplementary reading material linked to as well.The class is perfect for anyone with an interest in Engish history and the law (hmm, does that describe anyone in particular??)

  • #20230

    anonymous
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    That's nice!So far the only Coursera course I have taken was "Plagues, Witches and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction" and it worked out smoothly. MOOCs are quite interesting, even though most of what's discussed is kinda superficial,I also recommend https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/england-of-richard-thirdI took that one last year and I definitely recommend it

  • #20231

    the Venomous Bead
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    Thanks for the recomendation!  I'm particularly interested in that time period – I'll check it out.  Good to hear a review. I'd like to visit Leicester someday....

  • #20232

    flynn
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    Did anyone else apply to the British Library for the view of all four original manuscripts of the Magna Carta in March?I applied but unfortunately was unsuccessful. The only copy I've seen to date is the one in Salisbury cathedral.

  • #20233

    anonymous
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    That's nice!So far the only Coursera course I have taken was "Plagues, Witches and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction" and it worked out smoothly. MOOCs are quite interesting, even though most of what's discussed is kinda superficial,I also recommend https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/england-of-richard-thirdI took that one last year and I definitely recommend it

    Nice! well, I'd like to actually visit England someday! ;)

  • #20234

    the Venomous Bead
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    @ts – I'm very lucky, I've been there several times.  It's just as good as you think it would be!@flynn - Would have loved to if I'd been in the country, but no.  I've seen the Salisbury copy years ago though, and I think both the ones that belong to the British Library.  Seeing them all at once would be fantastic though!

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    BrianB
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