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The Life and Afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots (FutureLearn)

Mar 28th 2022
The Life and Afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots (FutureLearn)
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Explore the 16th century life of Mary Queen of Scots, and her place in cultural history in the centuries that followed. Discover the life and lasting legacy of Mary Queen of Scots. Mary Queen of Scots was born and ascended to the throne of Scotland in 1542, before being [...]

The Scottish Highland Clans: Origins, Decline and Transformation (FutureLearn)

Feb 28th 2022
The Scottish Highland Clans: Origins, Decline and Transformation (FutureLearn)
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Explore fascinating Scottish history by learning about the Highland clans and how clanship has changed across hundreds of years. Discover the important history of the Highland clans. The Highland, Gaelic speaking clans are a vital part of Scotland’s history. They also shape how the world imagines Scotland [...]

Early Modern Scottish Palaeography: Reading Scotland's Records (FutureLearn)

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Early Modern Scottish Palaeography: Reading Scotland's Records (FutureLearn)
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Travel back in time through Scottish history by examining early modern Scottish handwriting. Explore Scottish history and learn more about using historical sources. Palaeography is the study of ancient handwriting and a vital skill in the historian’s toolkit. It is essential when conducting research on early modern Scotland – [...]

Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites (FutureLearn)

Explore the story of Prince Charles Edward Stuart and the Jacobites using iconic objects from National Museums Scotland. Discover the Jacobite rebellion and the fight for the throne of Britain.

Scotland and Wales Vote 2016: Understanding the Devolved Elections (FutureLearn)

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 Scotland and Wales Vote 2016: Understanding the Devolved Elections (FutureLearn)
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This course will examine the issues, ideas and institutions involved in the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly elections. 2016 is an exciting year for elections in the United Kingdom. Towards the end of the year we might have a referendum on the UK’s EU membership, but we definitely know [...]

Towards Scottish Independence? Understanding the Referendum (FutureLearn)

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Towards Scottish Independence? Understanding the Referendum (FutureLearn)
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Learn about the key issues and the campaigns for Scotland's 2014 independence referendum with the help of Edinburgh University.