Learn Medieval History Online

Have you always wanted to study medieval history but not had the time?

There is now a unique range of medieval and Tudor courses which can be downloaded or followed online, complete with the full text from – once registered students have unlimited access to study at their own pace, and can complete online quizzes at the end of each module. The courses are professionally produced in thirty minute lessons and include up to 11 hours of teaching, plus bonus materials, reading lists and links to other resources. The tutors are all established experts in their field – but how did these courses start?

In 2015 an innovative book and magazine publisher MadeGlobal Publishing got together with author Toni Mount with the idea of converting some of the history courses Toni was teaching to adults into programmes to be studied online. Toni explains “I was sharing information on social media about my adult history classes and a few people living outside the UK said they wished they could attend the courses too, so it was a wonderful synergy when Madeglobal approached me about putting my courses online.”

Toni continues “I’ve been teaching history to adults for around twenty years, concentrating on the extraordinary lives of ordinary people – with an occasional look at the Kings and Queens of the period – but I was not keen on doing the recordings myself, so Madeglobal arranged for best-selling historian Claire Ridgeway to narrate the lessons”.

Seven of the online courses have now been written by Toni Mount.

The Roles of Medieval and Tudor Women – Explore the lives of Medieval and Tudor women of all classes, looking at relationships, earning a living, caring for the family and responsibilities in the home.

The English Reformation – Examine the Reformation of the Church of England, beginning during the reign of King Henry VIII in the 1520s and continuing to influence events well into the 17th Century.

Crime and Punishment – Examine the fascinating subject of English law and those who broke it. From Anglo-Saxon kings of the 7th century to prison reformers of the 19th century, this course uncovers unlikely stories of justice.

Everyday Lives of Medieval Folk – Using examples of real men and women from the period, we find out just what it was like to live in and work in Medieval times.

Warrior Kings of England – The intriguing story of England’s longest-reigning dynasty: The Plantagenets. In this course you will discover the 300 years of history from 1150-1450

Heroes and Villains -Are the reputations of these icons of history justly deserved or should they be viewed in a new light? Examine their lives and then decide: hero or villain?

Richard III and the Wars of the Roses – Richard III ruled as King of England for little more than two years, yet his life spanned three decades of civil war, the period of turmoil called the Wars of the Roses.

From Samantha Morris, author of Cesare Borgia in a Nutshell and Girolamo Savonarola: The Renaissance Preacher:

The History of the Borgias – Explore the history of the infamous Borgia family, from their humble beginnings to their meteoric rise and fall.

From Claire Ridgeway, author the best-selling books George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat; On This Day In Tudor History; The Fall Of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown; and The Anne Boleyn Collection:

Life of Anne Boleyn – a very detailed look at this inspiring woman’s life. As one of the world’s foremost experts on Anne Boleyn Claire has put her all into this course.

From Gareth Russell, author of Young and Damned and Fair: The Life and Tragedy of Catherine Howard at the Court of Henry VIII and A History of the English Monarchy: From Boadicea to Elizabeth I:

The Six Wives of Henry VIII – a fusion of political and private that shaped each of Henry VIII’s wives’ story, and disentangles them from the myths that surround them.

Praise for

“I absolutely loved this course and learned so much – I am glad we could download the transcripts as I will definitely be reading them over and over again. Am just sorry it is finished” – Wendy on Everyday Life of Medieval Folk

“Thoroughly enjoyed this course, just as I’ve enjoyed each previous course that I’ve taken here! Particularly happy that you devoted time to William Marshal!” – Laticia on Warrior Kings of England

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