Gain insights into the British Empire’s reach by examining its colonial houses
The British country house has always been part of the nation’s heritage, but the latest historical research suggests that it is even more than that. Colonial houses have deep, complex interrelations with the British Empire itself.
If you’d like to understand exactly how country houses were connected to the wider world and were considered ‘global’ rather than simply ‘British’, this six-week course from the University of Leicester is for you.
Discover the links between colonial houses and imperial history
This course takes a new look at the roots and reach of the British Empire; it focuses on the typical country house and the objects it contains.
Examining these objects will give you a unique understanding of the connections that recent historical research has found between Britain’s empire and its colonial homes. Ultimately, you’ll see how Britain influenced and was influenced by the countries that it colonised.
Delve deeper into the effects of British colonialism
The effects of British Imperialism were felt by the people who lived in the former colonies, and by those who were brought to or born in 17th- and 18th-century rural Britain.
On this course, you’ll get a chance to unpack the political, social, and cultural effects of British imperialism. In so doing, you’ll be able to understand and participate in important reparative history efforts.