QUEENS AND EMPRESSES – Michael Couch

Description

Throughout history women have often been the power behind the throne but there have been several who broke through to lead their nation to glory.  This course will look at nearly a dozen women throughout history from ancient to modern years, from Britain to Russia to China. We will consider their background, upbringing, succession, and influence alongside their contemporaries.  

Michael Couch has been teaching community education courses for over a decade. With an academic background in Philosophy, Classical Studies, Education and History, he recently completed his PhD in the History of Philosophy of Education in New Zealand. He enjoys learning new topics, and incorporates passion and wry humour into all the courses he teaches.