Free online course offers unique insights into the time of Richard III

As the second anniversary of the reinterment of Richard III approaches in March, our University is relaunching its highly popular online course that explores what it was really like to live in the world of the last Plantagenet King.

The latest run of the free ‘England in the Time of King Richard III’ MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, will be launching on Monday 27 February – and will offer a fascinating insight into life during 15th century England.

The course, which is offered for free by our University in association with FutureLearn, builds a picture of the England that Richard III inhabited in the 15th century and comes from the scholars in archaeology, history and literature who helped uncover the monarch.

The six week course, starting on 27 February, will cover a different feature of Richard III’s England each week.

The course is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) delivered online to enable anyone to enjoy learning wherever they are, and whether they are enrolled at a university or not. There are no entry requirements, and it will entail about three hours of study a week.

It is one of a number of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) run by the University. Other courses include Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum, Forensic Science and Criminal Justice and People Studying People: Research Ethics in Society.