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Crisis in the reign of Mary I

In partnership with The National Archives

In partnership with The National Archives

About this session

A-Level | Subject: History | Topics: Tudors | Session Type: Study day partnership with The National Archives

At the National Archives students investigate original documents that uncover the real state of the nation during the reign of Mary I and debate whether or not the country was truly in crisis. At Hampton Court Palace those arguments are put to the ultimate test as students take on the role of Mary's councillors and get to put their questions and concerns to Mary I in person.

Exam Board Links

  • AQA Unit 1C The Tudors: England, 1485–1603 part two.
  • Edexcel Unit 1B England, 1509–1603: authority, nation and religion.
  • OCR Unit 1 Y107 England, 1547–1603: the Later Tudors (Enquiry topic: Mid Tudor Crises 1547–1558) OCR Y106 England, 1485–1558: the Early Tudors (Enquiry topic: Mid Tudor Crises 1547–1558).
  • WJEC Unit 3 (A2): Poverty, protest and rebellion in Wales and England, c.1485-1603. The Mid Tudor crisis in Wales and England c.1529-1570 Unit 2 (AS): part 1: problems, threats and challenges c.1529-1553; Unit 4 (A2): part 2: Challenges facing Mary and Elizabeth c.1553-1570.

Booking information

Friday 2 March 2018
Friday 23 March 2018 (Sold Out)
Friday 8 June 2018
10.00-12.00 (The National Archives); 13.15-15.15 (Hampton Court Palace)
Up to 35 pupils
£11.35 per student
If you plan to bring 12 students or fewer a minimum price of £148 will be charged for your group.


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