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This course is part of the History Summer Programme.

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The conflict in the 1770s between Britain and its American colonies has been seen as a war between a mighty empire and the fledgling American republic. But is that right? This course will trace the war back to its roots, in Britain’s constitutional conflicts going back to the days of Charles I, Oliver Cromwell and beyond.


Course dates

30 Jul 2018 to 03 Aug 2018

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

09 Jul 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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