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HISTORY FOR THE FUN OF IT


There are a few dates in history your teachers told you you HAVE to remember: 1776, 1492, and 1066. The first two are pretty easy, but that last one? Everyone remembers it, but they are not certain why. Some may remember, “Didn’t some guy named Harold get killed by an arrow in the eye?” Others remember it was the Norman invasion of England. Why is 1066 one of those dates that is supposedly so important?

Join historian Russ Gifford as he tells you the rest of the story. The story of major changes that happened in history all because the Normans defeated the Anglo-Saxons at the Battle of Hastings. This collision of cultures changed history, and the long chain of events from then to now is a fascinating study in the impact of one event.

This is history for the fun of it, while Harold certainly wasn’t having any fun that day, you certainly will during this class. Plus, you’ll learn some important things about a date that you’ve been carrying around in your head since eighth grade! How cool is that?

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20; 10:30 A.M. TO NOON
Location: Advanced Sciences Bldg., Room L416/417, Entrance 11
Fee: No charge / Max: 100
Lifelong Learning membership not required
Course #19/FY-CPDV-2218-01 

We provide refreshments so please be sure to register to ensure adequate supplies. 

 

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