Country House Life, 1750-1914
Country House Life, 1750-1914 2022-23
School Of History, Law And Social Sciences
Module - Semester 1
Lowri Ann Rees
Topics explored over the course of the module may include, but will not be limited to: social mobility and the open elite debate; the architecture of the country house; landscaping, gardens and parks; the role of elite women; the country house childhood; servants; estate management; public and political duties; philanthropy and charity; religious and moral values; leisure and recreation; the decline of the country house; the country house in popular culture; heritage, tourism and the country house.
- Demonstrate a close familiarity with primary sources concerning the British country house from 1750 to the present day, and the ability to analyse these sources and use them in historical arguments
- Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the British country house, and its wider socio-economic and political context within society from 1750 to 1914.
- Judge between competing interpretations of the British country house and its context, and the current state of the historiography, and closely analyse these interpretations.
- Present clear, evidence-based, and cogent historical arguments on aspects of the subject.
- The ability to analyse individual pieces of historical evidence closely i.e. setting them in context, judging their qualities as evidence, and explaining their significance