History courses for your students
Do you want to save dozens of hours in time? Get your evenings and weekends back?
If so, you'll love our interactive history courses. Your students will be able to work through courses on specific history topics, track their progress, take quizzes to test their knowledge, and finish with a final assessment test.
After the migration of the German-speaking people to Britannia, the Vikings of Scandinavia began raiding monasteries in 793 CE. The relationship between the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings was sealed through payments, settlements, and invasion. By 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, succeeded in capturing England. As a descendant of Rollo, William I became the first Norman king of England. Throughout the medieval period, England saw the migration of the Vikings and the Normans through invasion and, later on, assimilation within the local population. Further migration of people in Europe was brought by trade and money.
The early modern period saw a lot of changes across Europe, including religious changes, growth in trade, and, consequently, migration. Some groups were more accepted in England than others. The period also saw remarkable assimilation of immigrants such as the Huguenots and the Blackamoors. While the Huguenots left a significant mark in present-day demographics, the Blackmoors’ status was changed by the slave trade.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, Britain emerged as the first industrial empire. As a result of this technological change, migrants from rural regions, Europe populated British cities in search of work and to avoid persecution. The centuries were also characterised by the growth and expansion of the British Empire. Discover how the Industrial Revolution was closely associated with migration and colonialism between the 18th and 19th centuries.
By the turn of the 20th century, Britain saw the gradual decline of the empire. Most of its former colonies emerged as members of the Commonwealth of Nations. Later on, the UK became a member of the EU, which they later left in 2020. After WWII, Britain’s need to revive its economy invited immigrants, particularly from the Commonwealth. However, changing attitudes to migrants were manifested in Britain’s legislation and policies.
Over the four lessons in the course, you'll learn about migration in Britain from medieval times right through to the 20th century, such as who were coming, their reasons, and how they were received in Britain.