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War of the Roses Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

A period of horrific violence, political intrigue and ambitious aristocrats, the War of the Roses was a series of battles fought between 1455 and 1485. One of the most significant events in English history, it bore witness to a series of monarchs.

This course takes you through the events of the conflict chronologically – highlighting the main battles and incidents that occurred and the key players involved – grouped under ‘the First War’, ‘the Second War’ and ‘the Third War’, to highlight the separation of years and people between each cluster of events.

The course begins with a look at the 100 Years War and how it caused the development of the War of the Roses. We’ll examine the two branches of the House of Plantagenet – the Yorks and the Lancasters, along with the key components and people that led them to war.

From there, the War of the Roses Diploma Course takes you through the war chronologically, beginning with the Battle of St. Albans and the Battle of Blore Heath. You’ll also discover the role Margaret of Anjou, queen consort of Henry VI, played in the War of the Roses.

The ‘Second War’ opens with the Battle of Towton and continues with a reflection on two important battles – the Battle of Barnett and the Battle of Tewkesbury. The ‘Third War’ explores the reigns of the Yorkist kings, Edward IV and his brother Richard III. You’ll also learn of the downfall of Richard III and the start of the Tudor era.

The course concludes with an examination of the political and cultural legacies that resulted from the four decades of war and the lasting impact the House of Tudor had on England.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Learn how the War of the Roses developed
  • Become familiar with the main people involved and the primary battles fought
  • Know who the various kings and queens of England were during this period
  • Discover the most powerful nobles of the time
  • Understand how the Houses of Neville and Percy were involved in the war
  • Learn how the war ended and how the Tudors came to rule England
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What was the Hundred Years’ War?
  • Part 2: Phases of the War
  • Part 3: French Victories and the End of the War
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Yorks and the Lancasters
  • Part 2: Edward’s Act of Entail
  • Part 3: The Reign of Richard II
  • Part 4: Further Crises in the Reign of Richard
  • Part 5: The House of Clarence and the House of York Merge
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Reign of Henry IV
  • Part 2: The Reign of Henry V
  • Part 3: The Reign of Henry VI
  • Part 4: York’s Rise to Power
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Battle of St Albans
  • Part 2: The Feud Between Richard and the Queen
  • Part 3: The Battle of Blore Heath
  • Part 4: The Rout of Ludford Bridge
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Warwick’s War
  • Part 2: Queen Margaret and the Battle of Wakefield
  • Part 3: The Second Battle of St Albans
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Battle of Towton
  • Part 2: A Yorkist Victory
  • Part 3: The Kingmaker Versus the King
  • Part 4: Rebellions and Losses
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Return of the King
  • Part 2: The Battle of Barnet Begins
  • Part 3: Margaret of Anjou Returns to England
  • Part 4: The Battle of Tewkesbury
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Edward After Tewkesbury
  • Part 2: The Duke of Gloucester’s Race to Power
  • Part 3: The Reign of Richard III
  • Part 4: The Buckingham Rebellion
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Henry Tudor in France
  • Part 2: Connections and Claims
  • Part 3: The Lead-Up to the Battle of Bosworth
  • Part 4: The Battle to End all Battles
  • Part 5: The Aftermath of the Battle
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Pretenders, Rebellions and Difficulties for the New King
  • Part 2: The Decimation of England’s Nobility
  • Part 3: The Crown Recovers Power
  • Part 4: The Cultural Legacy of the War of the Roses
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Detailing one of the most significant events in English history, the War of the Roses Diploma Course is perfect for those who are interested in Britain’s rich and complex history, and the lasting effects that this four-decades-long conflict had on the country’s political & cultural landscape.

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The War of the Roses Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

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.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme 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 £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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