Lancastrians, Yorkists & the Emerging Tudors


Residential course

Mark Cottle

5 September 2021 to 10 September 2021

£315 Non-residential fee (includes supplement) , £780 Single bedroom or shared occupancy, £890 Double bedroom single occupancy (Residents additional £50 supplement for transport and entrance tickets)

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This course is part of Dillington Discoveries Autumn week.

Following Richard II’s deposition by Henry IV in 1399, the Lancastrian Kings were to rule England for the next sixty years.  After the great successes of Henry V in the Hundred Years War, the failures of his son, Henry VI, precipitated the Wars of the Roses, the fall of the House of Lancaster and the successive reigns of the Yorkist Kings Edward IV and Richard III.

This course will examine and assess these two dynasties and the rule of Henry Tudor, the penniless adventurer, who, rather against the odds, was to establish a new dynasty that would dominate English politics for over a century. A field trip to Tewkesbury Abbey is planned.

There will be a supplement of £50 for this course towards the cost of transport and entrance fees for Residents.

Non-resident fee £315 includes supplement.

Tutor information

Mark Cottle was born in the Scilly Isles, educated at Truro School in Cornwall and was a graduate of Birmingham University with a Masters Degree in late Medieval History.  Mark has spent over 20 years lecturing in Anglo-Saxon, Medieval and Tudor history in further and higher education.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.