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2018 Week 3 Course 9

The Rose and the Lilly:


England and France, 1515-1715


Glenn Richardson


Week 3

15 - 21 July 2018

The conflict between England and France was a perennial feature of the history of late medieval Europe. This course investigates what happened after the Hundred Years War ended. It reveals how, from the reigns of Henry VIII to Louis XIV, the ‘Contending Kingdoms’ of England/Britain and France developed a far more complex, nuanced and interdependent relationship than is often realised. Across a wide range of activity from warfare, painting and architecture, literature, philosophy and science, the two realms competed with - yet often complemented – each other in surprising ways for over two centuries





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