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Nichelle, who took the history course 'Genealogy: Researching your Family Tree'' on FutureLearn

In 2013, I made my hobby, genealogy, into my career and started my own business called Copper Leaf Genealogy - the course on FutureLearn has helped my business to progress.

Nichelle
Learner on Genealogy: Researching your Family Tree

Zara

With me being interested in the Tudor and Plantagenet period, it was natural for me to join England in the Time of King Richard III. I thought I would whizz through this course quite easily but actually, I came to learn new things too; topics included food and cooking, death and burial, manuscripts and texts during Richard’s reign. So even though I knew his story I learned more about daily life at that time and I passed with 88%. I was very excited when I got my certificate in the post from Leicester University to put in my portfolio.

Zara
Learner on England in the Time of King Richard III