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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

This course is part of the International Summer Programme 2023.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

What is monarchy? Why is it so entrenched in modern British life and how is it likely to develop into the future? This course will look at how the British developed a constitutional monarchy, from the limitations placed upon medieval kings to the ever-growing importance and authority of parliament. The catastrophic clash between Crown and Parliament in the 17th century produced a distinctive constitutional shape that would keep Britain stable even through years of revolutionary change. But monarchy changed too, from the deference of the Victorians to the informality and scandal of the reign of Elizabeth II. 


Course dates

16 Jul 2023 to 22 Jul 2023

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

25 Jun 2023

Course director


International Summer Programme
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Credits dependent on home institution

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code