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HIST2330 History of England

Semester 2 (2023-2024)

Lecture TimeTuesday, 10:30 - 12:15

VenueLT3, Lee Shau Kee Building(LSK LT3)


Lecturer WOO Tze Yan Jessie (

Course Description

The aim of the course is to provide an opportunity for students to understand the history of England from Roman to modern period in different aspects such as political, social and cultural. The colonization policy and her role in the world will also be evaluated.



The Roman and Anglo-Saxon England


The Coming of the Normans


The Formation of the State: the Magna Carta and the Origin of Democracy


Black Death in England


The Reformation and the Church


England and her Neighbours: Scotland, Wales and Ireland


The Emergence of Empire: The Encounter of the New World


The Development of London




Empire and Colonialism


People’s War


Post War Culture: From Britten to The Beatles

Assessment & Assignments

Mid-term book report


In-class quiz


Final take home test





In Blackboard


In Blackboard

Honesty in Academic Work

Attention is drawn to University policy and regulations on honesty in academic work, and to the disciplinary guidelines and procedures applicable to breaches of such policy and regulations. Details may be found at

With each assignment, students will be required to submit a signed declaration that they are aware of these policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.

  • In the case of group projects, all members of the group should be asked to sign the declaration, each of whom is responsible and liable to disciplinary actions, irrespective of whether he/she has signed the declaration and whether he/she has contributed, directly or indirectly, to the problematic contents.
  • For assignments in the form of a computer-generated document that is principally text-based and submitted via VeriGuide, the statement, in the form of a receipt, will be issued by the system upon students’ uploading of the soft copy of the assignment.

Assignments without the properly signed declaration will not be graded by teachers.

Only the final version of the assignment should be submitted via VeriGuide.

The submission of a piece of work, or a part of a piece of work, for more than one purpose (e.g. to satisfy the requirements in two different courses) without declaration to this effect shall be regarded as having committed undeclared multiple submissions. It is common and acceptable to reuse a turn of phrase or a sentence or two from one’s own work; but wholesale reuse is problematic. In any case, agreement from the course teacher(s) concerned should be obtained prior to the submission of the piece of work.

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