William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History features

Women in Ancient Rome

The contrasting roles of women in different parts of Roman society in the Republic and the Empire, from slaves to Empresses.  The numerous female goddesses will be examined and how their attributes reflected the view of men.  Death and burial will also be looked at and the magnificent tomb of Helena and Mausoleum of Galla… Read more »

England’s Earliest Kings 2: Offa and the Mercian Supremacy

This course was run as the second part in a series of five short courses on the Anglo-Saxon Kings.  It was an online course for the City Lit on 20 and 27 November 2021. In the mid-C7th Mercia rose to challenge Northumbria for supremacy but after a brief set back became the dominant kingdom in… Read more »

England’s Earliest Kings 1: The Sutton Hoo King and the Bretwaldas

This course was run as the first part in a series of five short courses on the Anglo-Saxon Kings.  It was an online course for the City Lit on 9 and 16 October 2021. After the Romans left in the C5th AD Britain was slowly conquered by Germanic tribes dividing the country up into about… Read more »

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