Cars, planes, robots… and dinosaurs? Whatever you imagine, you can Read more [...]
Canisius College’s Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies Lifelong Learners Center offers a six-session course on the Making of the British Monarchy. Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, but her sixty-six year reign represents only a small portion of the history of the monarchy itself. As Queen of England Elizabeth holds a title which has existed nearly continuously for over a millennium. In this course we will explore the medieval foundations of kingship and consider the survival of royal traditions and institutions into modern times. Our look at the evolving nature of kingship will draw on primary documents and on historical, literary, and artistic treatments from both the medieval and modern periods. Classes meet on Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m., beginning October 11. Instructor: Dr. Julie Gibert, Canisius History Department.