Supremacy and rebellion
About this session
Key stage 5 | Subject: History | Topics: Tudors | Session type: Depth study
The reign of King Henry VIII saw cataclysmic changes for both church and nation. As a palace, a prison and a place of execution, the Tower of London played a crucial role in re-shaping Henry VIII's England.
Students will analyse physical and documentary evidence to consider the Tower’s role as a reflection of both the domination and destabilisation of Henry VIII throughout his reign.
Exam board links
This session has been designed to complement the study of Henry VIII’s reign, 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.
- WJEC, Unit 1 period study (AS): Government, rebellion and society in Wales and England C.1485-1603.
- WJEC, Unit 3 breadth study (A2): Poverty, protest and rebellion in Wales and England, c.1485-1603.