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Victorian England ~ Starts Oct 6 (FALL 2020)

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Victorian England, Fall Quarter: Tuesdays, 7:00PM, October 6 - December 15 (no class November 24). Tuition (Fall Quarter, 10 weeks): $350.  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., via live video stream with interactive Q&A.  (FOR THE VIDEO STREAM, ONLY ONE TUITION PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY. IN-CLASSROOM TUITION, WHEN PERMITTED BY HEALTH AUTHORITIES,  IS PER PERSON.)

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The Victorian era is defined by the 63-year reign of Queen Victoria, from her accession in 1837 until her death in 1901—a period that saw decades of bountiful peace, prosperity, and national self-confidence for the island nation. Queen Victoria was one of the most extraordinary women of all time and one of the greatest English monarchs of them all—maybe the best.  In the Fall Quarter, we will go back to the social and political roots of the Victorian era in the late 18th Century—the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. We will read and evaluate one of the greatest novels of that age—Pride and Prejudice. In the Winter Quarter, we will then follow the fortunes of the British Empire throughout the 19th Century, discussing her own rule with her partner Prince Albert. In the Spring Quarter, we will talk about the years in which she ruled alone with her beloved prince now dead and gone. What was Victorian England like, its society, politics, and art, the England of 1860-1901? Finally, we will end our year with a detailed look at how England and all of Europe fell into the terrible nightmare of World War I.

Victorian England, Fall Quarter: Tuesdays, 7:00PM, October 6 - December 15 (no class November 24). Tuition (Fall Quarter, 10 weeks): $350.  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., via live video stream with interactive Q&A.  (FOR THE VIDEO STREAM, ONLY ONE TUITION PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY. IN-CLASSROOM TUITION, WHEN PERMITTED BY HEALTH AUTHORITIES,  IS PER PERSON.)

William H. Fredlund, the Director of the Institute, obtained his B.A. and M.A. from UCLA, where he specialized in European history and art history. He studied in Italy on a Fulbright Fellowship and completed a double Ph.D. in history and humanities at Stanford, specializing in Renaissance Italy. Dr. Fredlund has taught for UCLA, the University of Florence, Stanford, and UCSC Extension.