University of Leicester offers free course on Richard III

Starting November 25, 2013, the University of Leicester and FutureLearn will offer a free, online history course entitled "England in the time of King Richard III." The six-week course is the first history offering from FutureLearn, and will be taught by Deirdre O’Sullivan, Lecturer in Medieval Archaeology from the University of Leicester.

From the Medievalists.net website:

The University of Leicester and FutureLearn are teaming up to offer a six-week online course that will examine King Richard III and his era. The massive open online course, which is freely open to anyone interested in the topic, begins on November 25th.

England in the time of King Richard III will be taught by Deirdre O’Sullivan, Lecturer in Medieval Archaeology from the University of Leicester. During the six-week course, students will learn about topics such as medieval warfare, the lives of peasants and farmers, food and culture, death and commemoration, the introduction of printing as well as how Richard III’s remains were discovered last year.

For more information, or to register for the course, click on the FutureLearn link below.