Rivals for Power: Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots (4 Week Course)
The story of the rivalry between Queen Elizabeth I of England and her cousin,
Mary Queen of Scots is well-known—the climax, of course, resulting in Elizabeth’s sanction of Mary’s execution. While the outcome seems almost pre-ordained, the extraordinary series of events leading up to it is currently the subject of a fresh retelling in a marvelous exhibition at the British Library in London. Using the exhibition and its superb catalogue as a basis, we will examine the historic circumstances—key figures, documents, and personal objects—leading up to the climactic event between these two powerful women, a relationship which dominated English and Scottish politics for thirty years and beyond.
This class will be held onsite at WIH and simulcast via Zoom.
Four Week Course Schedule:
Monday, Feb 07 | 10:00 AM
Monday, Feb 14 | 10:00 AM
Monday, Feb 21 | 10:00 AM
Monday, Feb 28 | 10:00 AM
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Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.