Come back to history class for the evening with the teacher you wish you’d had – leading Guardian journalist and author Simon Jenkins
Do you wish you’d paid more attention in history class? Let award-winning journalist and author Simon Jenkins reinvigorate your interest in the fascinating subject of English history. During this evening masterclass, you’ll learn about the chief events and themes that have made England what it is today – from the signing of the Magna Carta to the creation of the welfare state. Plus, you’ll deepen your understanding of key battles – from the Norman conquest to the Battle of Waterloo – and how they informed the evolution of British politics.
Crucially, the course is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the narrative “sweep” of English history. By the end of the evening, you’ll have a firm grasp of England’s story from beginning to end, enabling you to understand how the different events and personalities fit together. Don’t miss out on a phenomenal chance to learn from Simon’s extensive knowledge and passion – book your place now and reawaken your curiosity about one of Europe’s most remarkable countries.
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Simon Jenkins is one of the UK’s best-known and most prolific writers on British history. He writes a weekly column for the Guardian, and has authored many books including A Short History of England and England’s Hundred Best Views. Simon has also edited The Times and the London Evening Standard, and chaired the National Trust for many years. In 2004, he was knighted for his services to journalism.
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