about this session
Key stage 5 | Subject: History | Topics: Tudors, Elizabethans | Session type: Depth study
Does change always impede stability? Hampton Court Palace saw use by three mid-Tudor kings and queens over a decade, all with very different aims and agendas.
In this session students will evaluate the stability of the monarchy and the extent of the religious turbulence under King Edward VI, Queen Mary I and Queen Elizabeth I.
Exploring the palace buildings themselves, alongside contemporary sources, students will analyse elements of the Mid-Tudor Crisis through the uses of this key location during many significant challenges and victories for Tudor monarchs.
Exam board links
This session has been designed to complement the study of the mid-Tudor period, and particularly the following exam boards:
- AQA, Unit 1C The Tudors: England, 1485–1603, Part Two.
- Edexcel, Unit 1B England, 1509–1603: authority, nation and religion.
- Edexcel, Paper 3, Option 31: Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485-1603.
- OCR, Unit 1 Y106: England, 1485–1558: the Early Tudors (Enquiry topic: Mid Tudor Crises 1547–1558).
- OCR, Unit 1 Y107 England 1547–1603: The Later Tudors (Enquiry topic: Mid Tudor Crises 1547–1558).
- WJEC Unit 1, period study (AS): Government, rebellion and society in Wales and England, c.1485-1603.
- WJEC, Unit 2, depth study (AS): The Mid Tudor Crisis in Wales and England c.1529-1570, Part 1: problems, threats and challenges c.1529-1553.
- WJEC, Unit 3, breadth study (A2): Poverty, protest and rebellion in Wales and England, c.1485-1603.
- WJEC, Unit 4, depth study (A2): The Mid Tudor Crisis in Wales and England c.1529-1570, Part 2: Challenges facing Mary and Elizabeth c.1553-1570.