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Lecturer:  Dr Jacqueline Bower

Classes are held in the United Reformed Church (URC) in Week Street, Maidstone.  Reservation/booking by email, davecarter25@gmail.com or by text message to 07932 973 296 .

Autumn/Winter 2018/19

Two 10-week terms from 24 September 2018 and 14 January 2019 respectively.

Britain 1815 - 1870

Monday mornings 10:30 to 12:30.  At a cost of £65 per 10-week term

In this period the industrial revolution and technical advances continued to have an impact on all aspects of life.  There were calls for reform of the parliamentary system, the poor laws and other institutions.  We shall look at public health and sanitation, the development of the the railway system and foreign affairs and the growth of the British Empire.

Hengist to Jack Cade.  One thousand years of Kent History, 450 - 1450

Monday afternoons 1:30 to 3:30.  At a cost of £65 per 10-week term

This class will look at the land and people of Kent from the earliest Jutish settlements to the late Middle Ages and consider the ways in which Kent differed from other counties.  Topics will include law and government, the church, towns and trade, conflict and rebellion.