The 'Access to History' series is the most popular and trusted series for AS and A level history students. This edition of 'Elizabeth I: Religion and Foreign Affairs', which has been comprehensively revised and updated to meet the 2008 AS and A2 specifications for OCR and AQA. This title sets the scene from 1541, charting the developments of the Mid-Tudor crisis from Henry VIII to Mary I. It then goes on to analyse the succession of Elizabeth and her consolidation of power, examining the political, religious and military internal and external threats to her rule. The problems during her final years are also explored and this title concludes by looking at key themes and interpretations across the period. Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips written by examiners for the OCR and AQA specification provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.
This is a new edition of Elizabeth I: Religion and Foreign Affairs. This title sets the scene from 1541 charting the developments of the Mid-Tudor crisis from Henry VIII to Mary I. It then goes on to analyze the succession of Elizabeth and her consolidation of power, examining the political, religious, and military threats, both external and internal, to her rule. The problems during her final years are also explored, and this title concludes by looking at key themes and interpretations across the period. Throughout the book, key dates, terms, and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period,
This title provides an introduction to the Tudor period. Key issues and important developments such as religious change, the changing social structure and the nature of government are examined and related to the wider European background. The Access to History Context series covers core periods of European and American history. Each book covers a period of at least one hundred years, charting the key political, social, economic, religious and cultural themes and issues of that time. All texts include activities with comprehensive advice on tackling essay questions.
A Political History of Tudor and Stuart England draws together a fascinating selection of sources to illuminate this turbulent era of English history. From the bloody overthrow of Richard III in 1485, to the creation of a worldwide imperial state under Queen Anne, these sources illustrate England's difficult transition from the medieval to the modern. Covering a period characterised by conflict and division, this wide-ranging single-volume collection presents the accounts of Yorkists and Lancastrians, Protestants and Catholics, and Roundheads and Cavaliers side by side. A Political History of Tudor and Stuart England provides a crucial opportunity for students to examine the institutions and events that moulded English history in the early modern era at first-hand.
Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A-level History specifications - Contains authoritative and engaging content - Includes thought-provoking key debates that examine the opposing views and approaches of historians - Provides exam-style questions and guidance for each relevant specification to help students understand how to apply what they have learnt This title is suitable for a variety of courses including: - OCR: England 1485-1558: the Early Tudors
Offers an introduction to the writers of history from the Classical times to the present day - Christian historiography - Enlightment to Rankean tradition - From Karl Marx to the Annales School - Defining history - Gives a framework for evaluating historians' work and provides extracts from their writings.
This second edition has been thoroughly updated to take into account the latest historical research. The text does not assume prior knowledge and examines the central issues of religion and foreign affairs throughout the period 1558-1603, concluding with an examination of the relationship between the two. The Access to History series covers core periods of European and American history. Each book covers a period of at least one hundred years, charting the key political, social, economic, religious and cultural themes and issues of that time. All texts include activities with comprehensive advice on tackling essay questions.
An accessible biography for A-level history students that concentrates on the issues which come up time and time again in the AS and A2 exams. Topics include: why historians differ - with an introduction to interpretation and historiography; and an examination of Elizabeth's foreign policy.
This book provides an account of the reform movements and acts throughout 1815-1850 in Britain. It examines the pressure for parliamentary reform leading up to the 1832 Reform Act and the significance of the Act. It includes exam style questions and tips that help students develop exam skills.
One of a series of history books designed to meet the needs of A Level and Higher grade History students, this title provides an accessible introduction to the Wars of the Roses, with an analysis of the main issues, themes and historical interpretations. The text is supported by relevant documentary extracts, and student guidance sections are included in each chapter.
The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for AS and A level history students. The series combines authoritative, engaging and accessibe content with study skills needed to achieve exam success.Features include:* Comprehensive coverage of the History AS and A level specifications* AS and A2 questions and exam tips* Summaries of key historical debates.The fourth edition of this popular title has been revised to reflect the needs of the current specifications and is now extended to cover the period from 1536-1588. It covers the crises that took place during these years, and analyses the resulting social, political, foreign, economic and religiouschanges. The role and power of parlimaments during this period are also assessed, as is the nature and effect of protest and rebellion. Throughout the book key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and examiner commentary by an experienced examiner for themajor awarding bodies provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.
In this biography of Elizabeth I, the author focuses on her career as a practising politician, taking into account her testing personal experience, her temperament and her own view of her role. The book also provides an understanding of the private persona
The new editions of Access to History combine all the strengths of this well-loved series with a new design and features that allow all students access to the content and study skills needed. The Third Edition of this popular title has been revised to reflect the needs of the current specifications. The book analyses the idea that there was a crisis in mid-Tudor England through a detailed examination of the domestic, foreign and religious policies of period as well as the economic issues of the time. Throughout the book key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam style questions and tips for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.
The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for AS and A level history students. This title analyses the political and religious developments in Britain during this period. It begins by examining the personality and role of Henry VIII and the rise and fall of Wolsey. It then goes on to examine the Henrician Reformation, the break with Rome and the dissolution of the monasteries. After assessing the effectiveness of Henry's reign the subsequent reigns of Edward VI and Mary I are evaluated, with a concluding section providing an overview of the changes to Church and State in this period. Throughout the book key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips written by examiners for all exam specifications provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.
Offers a concise synthesis of the valuable research accomplished in recent years which has transformed our view of religious belief and practice in pre-Reformation England. The author argues that the church was neither in a state of crisis, nor were its members clamouring for change, let alone `reformation' during the early years of Henry VIII's reign.
AQA approved Enhance and expand your students' knowledge and understanding of their AQA breadth study through expert narrative, progressive skills development and bespoke essays from leading historians on key debates. - Builds students' understanding of the events and issues of the period with authoritative, well-researched narrative that covers the specification content - Introduces the key concepts of change, continuity, cause and consequence, encouraging students to make comparisons across time as they advance through the course - Improves students' skills in tackling interpretation questions and essay writing by providing clear guidance and practice activities - Boosts students' interpretative skills and interest in history through extended reading opportunities consisting of specially commissioned essays from practising historians on relevant debates - Cements understanding of the broad issues underpinning the period with overviews of the key questions, end-of-chapter summaries and diagrams that double up as handy revision aids The Tudors: England 1485-1603 A revised edition of Access to History: An Introduction to Tudor England 1485-1603, this title explores the consolidation of the Tudor Dynasty under Henry VII and Henry VIII, the years of instability and religious turmoil in the mid-Tudor period and the period of relative stability during Elizabeth I's reign. It considers breadth issues of change, continuity, cause and consequence in this period through examining key questions on themes such as power, religion, opposition, relations with foreign powers and the impact of key individuals.
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Deploying literary analysis, theories of emotion from the sciences and humanities, and an archival account of Tudor history, Emotion in the Tudor Court examines how literature both reflects and constructs the emotional dynamics of life in the Renaissance court. In it, Bradley J. Irish argues that emotionality is a foundational framework through which historical subjects embody and engage their world, and thus can serve as a fundamental lens of social and textual analysis. Spanning the sixteenth century, Emotion in the Tudor Court explores Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and Henrician satire; Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, and elegy; Sir Philip Sidney and Elizabethan pageantry; and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and factional literature. It demonstrates how the dynamics of disgust,envy, rejection, and dread, as they are understood in the modern affective sciences, can be seen to guide literary production in the early modern court. By combining Renaissance concepts of emotion with modern research in the social and natural sciences, Emotion in the Tudor Court takes a transdisciplinary approach to yield fascinating and robust ways to illuminate both literary studies and cultural history.
The last generation has seen a veritable revolution in scholarly work on Elizabeth I, on Ireland, and on the colonial aspects of the literary productions that typically served to link the two. It is now commonly accepted that Elizabeth was a much more active and activist figure than an older scholarship allowed. Gaelic elites are acknowledged to have had close interactions with the crown and continental powers; Ireland itself has been shown to have occupied a greater place in Tudor political calculations than previously thought. Literary masterpieces of the age are recognised for their imperial and colonial entanglements. Elizabeth I and Ireland is the first collection fully to connect these recent scholarly advances. Bringing together Irish and English historians, and literary scholars of both vernacular languages, this is the first sustained consideration of the roles played by Elizabeth and by the Irish in shaping relations between the realms.

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