Enable students to succeed in their exam with Henry VIII: Authority, Nation and Religion. This study aid contains the key information that students need for Edexcel History AS Unit 2 Option A1, clearly laid out with Examiners' and Essential notes. Also included are graded essays with examiner commentary on how to secure higher grades.
Henry VIII: Authority, Nation and Religion, 1509–40 covers all the content and skills your students will need for their Edexcel AS Unit 2 Option A1 examination, including:
• Chapter 1: THE QUEST FOR INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCE
Including – Foreign policy ambitions and aims; war and victory in France and Scotland 1513–14; early successes in diplomacy; the Hapsburg-Valois conflict; evaluating the effectiveness of foreign policy
• Chapter 2:THE STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT, 1509–29
Including – Structure of Henry’s Government; the rise of Thomas Wolsey; Wolsey and the justice system; Wolsey and the strengthening of royal finances; Wolsey’s relationship with the King, nobility and parliament; Wolsey and the Church; Wolsey’s fall from power
• Chapter 3: CHANGING RELATIONS WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Including – The annulment strategy; the Reformation Parliament; Submission of the Clergy; establishment of the Royal Supremacy and the break with Rome 1532–4
• Chapter 4: RELIGIOUS CHANGE FROM 1529
Including – Factors influencing religious change; opposition, including the Pilgrimage of Grace; Thomas Cromwell and the encouragement of Protestant ideas; dissolution of the monasteries; the retreat from reform; the fall of Thomas Cromwell; was the English Reformation political or religious?
• Chapter 5: ROYAL POWER IN 1540
Including – The nature and extent of royal power
• Chapter 6: EXAM SKILLS
• Chapter 7: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS