History of the British Monarchy Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

The story of the British monarchy is the story of England and Britain. There have been 61 monarchs but many more who struggled to make the throne theirs. Thus, the road towards the crown has not always been a straight and simple one. Instead, it has been laid down through striving and sweat, often upon the battlefield and the blood of others, but also through the machinations of government or the overpowering will of the people.

Broken up into 10 modules — each covering an era or the house that ruled at a particular time in the monarchy’s history — the History of the British Monarchy Diploma Course highlights not only the successional path of those who sat upon the throne but discusses who they were and how they got there. In doing so, it presents a compelling history of one of the most powerful seats of rule that ever existed in Europe and the world, and shares many surprising facts and stories that will expand your knowledge of the remarkable British monarchy.

In the course, you will:

  • Gain insight into Britain’s rulers
  • Understand the impact made by those who held and lost the throne
  • Learn about the history of Britain
  • Understand Britain’s changing status within the world
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: The Celts in Britain
  • Part 2: Roman Rulers
  • Part 3: The First Monarchs of Britain
  • Part 4: The Danish Kings of England
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: William the Conqueror
  • Part 2: William Stakes His Claim on England
  • Part 3: The Reign of William II
  • Part 4: King Henry I — A Peacemaker in His Time
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Henry II – The First Plantagenet Monarch
  • Part 2: Richard I “The Lionheart”
  • Part 3: King John – “The Worst King of England”
  • Part 4: Edward I and the Model Parliament
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Rule of Edward III
  • Part 2: The Start of the Hundred Years War
  • Part 3: Richard II and the Peasant’s Revolt
  • Part 4: The House of Lancaster and the War of the Roses
  • Part 5: The War of the Roses
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Henry VII and the Making of the Tudors
  • Part 2: The King with Six Wives
  • Part 3: The Short-Lived Reigns of Edward IV and Lady Jane Grey
  • Part 4: The Reign of Bloody Mary
  • Part 5: Anne Boleyn’s Daughter Takes the Throne of England
  • Part 6: The Spanish Armada
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: James I — A King of Unity and Peace
  • Part 2: Charles I and the English Civil War
  • Part 3: The Commonwealth and the Rise of Oliver Cromwell
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Charles II – The Reign of the Merry Monarch
  • Part 2: The Great Plague and the Fire of London
  • Part 3: James II — The Last Catholic King of Britain
  • Part 4: William and Mary – The Glorious Revolution and the Battle of the Boyne
  • Part 5: The Reign of Queen Anne
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: George I — An English King Who Couldn’t Speak English
  • Part 2: The Reign of George II
  • Part 3: The Elegant Age of George III
  • Part 4: The American Revolution
  • Part 5: George IV and William IV
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Early Years of Queen Victoria
  • Part 2: Edward — The Royal Playboy
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Early Life of George V
  • Part 2: Edward VIII — The Popular Prince
  • Part 3: Out with the Old, in with the New
  • Part 4: Elizabeth II — A Wartime Princess and Patriotic Queen
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Since the discovery of the British Isles in the time of the Iron Age, there have been people vying to rule the land. From the Celts to the Romans, the Saxons to the Normans, men and women have staked their claim in British soil, declaring themselves chieftains, rulers and kings.

If you are interested in British history, this course tells it from the point of view of its rulers - the 61 monarchs of England and Britain. Each of whom brought something unique to the history of the throne and the country, and forged it into the powerhouse it is today. Their stories are of ambitions, dreams, demands and betrayals — they are gripping, full of interest and intrigue, sometimes shocking and often surprising. Their stories are the history of Britain.

The Royal Seal in Buckingham Palace gate, London, England

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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History of the British Monarchy Diploma Course
History of the British Monarchy Diploma Course
History of the British Monarchy Diploma Course
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