Though certainly a contributing factor to most of the Tudor rebellions, political grievances were not the most significant factor in explaining the outbreak of Tudor rebellion. In the case of Wyatt’s rebellion in 1554, political grievances may well have been the most important factor due to the prospects of Mary’s marriage to Philip, England’s fear … Continue reading To what extent were political factors responsible for Tudor rebellions in the period 1529-1569?
The scriptures were translated into Welsh during the reign of Elizabeth I for several reasons. These include the Queen’s personal beliefs, the influence of Protestantism and the Lutheran Reformation, and the importance of the divide in language barriers. Possibly the main reason is that Elizabeth was introducing Protestant change after the reign of Mary. William … Continue reading Explain why the scriptures were translated into Welsh
The rebellion known as Kett’s rebellion broke out predominantly for economic and religious reasons. However, there are several political reasons for the outbreak. The most significant reason was economic struggles at the time. While religion became increasingly important to the rebels, it was economic issues which first sparked the rebellion. There were rumours that … Continue reading Explain why the rebellion known as Kett’s rebellion broke out
The Pilgrimage of Grace was a rebellion whereby several different areas of the country were covered by different rebel groups, so it is difficult to establish one single reason why all of the risings failed. It failed for a combination of reasons: the actions of the king such as success in battle, those … Continue reading Explain why the Pilgrimage of Grace failed
Introduction ‘Our Scottish witch is a far more frightful being than her coadjutor on the south side of the Tweed’. It is possible that the nature of the act of witch hunting, stems not from the reactive nature of human behaviour, but instead is a reflection of the witch herself. If witch hunting is to … Continue reading Using the North Berwick witch trials of the 1590s as a case study, do you agree with the proposition that witch hunting was rarely an uncontrollable or hysterical phenomenon?
The Pilgrimage of Grace was a rebellion, and any rebellion would have been regarded as a threat to the governing body. However, the Pilgrimage of Grace threatened the monarchy for several political, social and economic reasons (though mostly political). The rebellion lasted for some months and had managed to sweep aside the forced that the … Continue reading Why was the monarchy threatened by the Pilgrimage of Grace?
The monasteries were dissolved in 1536, during the reign of Henry VIII, solely for financial reasons, however, it could be argued that there are many religious and personal reasons behind why it happened. Many historians argue that is it wasn't for Henry's financial problems circa 1536 he would never have considered it. Henry was facing … Continue reading Why the monasteries were dissolved during the reign of Henry VIII
I never find time to write so much anymore, or to research the little fascinations that would grab me as I delve deeper into the world of the past. But, I did want to make time to reflect on a research presentation that I watched this morning. Our education system survives by labeling pupils. Even … Continue reading Do it for the kids: A reflection on the grammar school system
A homemade take on the classic family game, Guess Who, Guess What is storming classrooms across the country. Again an idea I have spotted on my favourite CPD platform Twitter, Guess What is brilliantly adaptable to any topic in any subject for any year group. Students can use the board as a means of revising … Continue reading Guess the Punishment
Yet again another idea that I spotted on Twitter. I have just printed off several images related to the separate and silent system and put them inside plastic wallets ready to be annotated by my Year 10s tomorrow. I love these because when used with dry erase markers the students can quickly add and erase … Continue reading Annotating Sources