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2018 Week 3 Course 5

Great Victorians: The Verdict of History


Mark Radford


Week 3

15 - 21 July 2018

This course aims to highlight the unique aspects of individualism that distinguish great people in history from the rest of us. Spanning almost 200 years we will examine the varied contexts of great men and women and see whether reputations contemporary and later have stood the test of time. From the Spanish campos to the Reform Bill of 1832, the duelling Chancellor of Oxford, the Duke of Wellington. From the constraints of early Victorian womanhood to the Crimea – Florence Nightingale. From antiquarian Oxford scholar to the forger of Arab nationalism – T.E. Lawrence. From Harrow school to romantic war correspondent and thence to become the greatest natural leader of modern times – Winston Churchill.





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