Covers the dynastic crisis of 18th century Britain, its art and its history.
Anybody is welcome to sign up and no previous knowledge of the period is required.
Developed as a collaboration between University of Edinburgh and National Museums Scotland.
Discover a story of rebellions, plots, espionage, tartan-clad heroes and bloody defeat.
Explore National Museum of Scotland collections associated with this turbulent period in British and European history.


Inspired by the National Museums Scotland exhibition of the same name, you will explore an outstanding collection of objects and paintings associated with the kings, queens, princes and politicians of this turbulent period in British and European history.

Outline

The Jacobites, loyal followers of an exiled king, sparked political upheaval in Scotland. From the Glorious Revolution of 1688 to the Battle of Culloden in 1746, their story is one of rebellions, plots, espionage, tartan-clad heroes and bloody defeat. It is a story clouded by failure and cloaked in romance, making it sometimes difficult to disentangle from the turbulent historical reality.

On this free, three week online course you will unravel the Jacobite story. Using objects from National Museums Scotland you will discover the lives of the rulers and their followers who sought to change history.

This course was developed as a collaboration between University of Edinburgh and National Museums Scotland.

How to apply and entrance requirements

The course is currently open for registration for the 18th September - 15 October 2017 session.

This free online course is for anyone interested in the history of the Stuart dynasty, their exile and the series of Jacobite campaigns to regain the throne of Britain. No previous knowledge of the period is required.


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