A Level sessions

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The rise and fall of Thomas Wolsey

Explore and deconstruct the key factors that contributed to Thomas Wolsey’s spectacular fall from the highest echelons of power.

Key Stage 5
Subject: History
Topics: Tudors
Session Type: Depth study

View of the ceiling detail of the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace

What was the driving force of the English Reformation?

Students will examine the wealth of the Roman Catholic Church and Henry's personal faith. 

Key Stage 5
Subject: History
Topics: Tudors
Session Type: Depth study

Detail of Henry VIII stained glass from the west window in The Great Hall

Mid-Tudor crises

Examine how Henry VIII’s children, Edward, Mary and Elizabeth used Hampton Court differently to their father to further investigate whether the mid-Tudor era was unstable.

Key Stage 5
Subject: History
Topics: Tudors
Session Type: Depth study

Study day partnerships

Illustration of Queen Mary I

Crisis in the reign of Mary I

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.

Key Stage 5
Subject: History
Topics: Tudors
Session Type: Study day partnership