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This course examines the Jacobite movement in a British and European context from the defeat and exile of James II in 1688 through to last days of Charles Edward Stuart a century later. It will explore the Jacobites in a three kingdoms context: England, Scotland and Ireland and will put events in a wider European context examining power and politics within the courts of Paris and Rome. Download course guide.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
This course aims to encourage students to challenge some of the most common misconceptions of the Jacobite movement by examining the movement within its British and European contexts.
Main Learning Outcomes
Intellectual Skills: By the end of the course students should be able to:
1) Evaluate, challenge and assess established perceptions and sources.
2) Use a wide range of material, visual and written evidence.
3) Display a basic knowledge of European, British and Scottish history during a period of crisis and change.
4) Have a good understanding of historiographical debates.
5) Communicate these understandings in oral or written form.
Attitudinal Skills: This course is intended to enhance appreciation and awareness of:
1) Scottish history in British and European contexts.
2) Factors which lead to the success and failure of political and dynastic ambitions.
3) The writing of history, historiography and revisionism.
4) A wide variety of perspectives drawn from a wide selection of sources.
The Jacobites are commonly seen in a Scottish context with Bonnie Prince Charlie depicted as a romantic figure against the backdrop of British political union. This course aims to challenge these stereotypes by examining Jacobitism in the late 17th and 18th centuries by examining the Jacobite movement in a British and European context, from the defeat and exile of James II in 1688 through to last days of Charles Edward Stuart a century later. The course will explore the Jacobites in a three kingdoms context: England, Scotland and Ireland and will put events in a wider European context examining power and politics within the courts of Paris and Rome.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
3-hour written examination (50%), 100 word source/article presentation (10%) 4000-word essay (40%).
There are no assessments for this course.
For written assessments feedback will be provided in writing through the departmental marking sheets and written comments throughout the piece of work. There will also an informal one to one session for verbal feedback.