Ever wondered what groats, marks and nobles were, or how medieval peasants paid their rents? What happened to Britain’s money economy after the Romans left? What was the impact of the Crusades, and the thirteenth century commercial revolution, on trade, taxes, tolls, towns, medieval merchants and the rise of international banking? How did England’s economy recover from the crisis of the Black Death and why did the Tudors reform our currency into pounds, shillings and pence? This course will investigate the history of medieval money, trade and banking in England from the Roman to the Tudor periods.
Tutor: Gillian Waters BA MA PGDip PGCE
Start Date: 15 April 2024
No. of weeks: 8
Full fee: £83
This course will be delivered via Zoom. Students joining the course will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet with a microphone (essential) and a webcam (desirable), as well as a reliable broadband connection.