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What was the driving force of the Reformation?

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A-Level | Subject: History | Topics: Tudors | Session Type: Depth study

Explore Hampton Court Palace and primary written evidence to discuss the different driving forces behind the English Reformation.

Pupils will use written sources to examine the wealth of the Roman Catholic Church, Henry's desire for an heir, his infatuation with Anne Boleyn, and his belief that he was appointed by God to care for his people's souls.

Some of the sources can also be used to discuss who was in control of events during the Reformation years - was it Henry himself or was he swayed and persuaded by those close to him?

Exam Board Links

  • AQA Unit 1C The Tudors: England, 1485–1603 part one; 2D Religious conflict and the Church in England, c1529–c1570.
  • Edexcel Unit 1B England, 1509–1603: authority, nation and religion.
  • OCR Unit 1 Y106 England, 1485–1558: the Early Tudors (Enquiry topic: Mid Tudor Crises 1547–1558.
  • WJEC Unit 1 (AS) option 1 Government, Rebellion and Society in Wales and England c.1485-1603; Unit 2 (AS)- option 1 The Mid Tudor Crisis in Wales and England c.1529-1570 Part 1: problems, threats and challenges c.1529-1553 Unit 4 (A2): Part 2: Challenges facing Mary and Elizabeth c.1553-1570.

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Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10.30, 13.00
90 minutes
Up to 35 pupils
£12.35 per student
If you plan to bring 11 students or fewer, a minimum price of £148 will be charged for your group.

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