Category Archives: The Later Tudors

Enrichment – something to watch – Elizabeth’s secret agents

The first of the four part series aired tonight. You can watch them here. Please do – it is excellent enrichment for our course. The trailer below gives you a taste. The full program can be found below. If you … Continue reading

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Enrichment – Places to visit (soon) – The Greenwich Maritime Museum to see the Armada Portrait

If you click here you will get to the Greenwich Maritime Museum page on the famous Armada Portrait. Recently saved for the nation, this iconic portrait of Elizabeth I commemorates the most famous conflict of her reign – the failed … Continue reading

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Enrichment – ‘Incredibly rare’ William Caxton print discovered at the University of Reading

If you click here you will get to a BBC report on a find in the University of Reading’s special finds department – two pages of previously unknown print by Claxton. “Erika Delbecque, special collections librarian at the university, described the find … Continue reading

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Enrichment – things to read. Centenaries and book reviews…

Something to read for both years below. Year Thirteen – If you click here you will get to Shaun Walker’s article discussing how Russia is considering how to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution in 1917. “1917 is problematic. On the one hand, the Soviet … Continue reading

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Enrichment – places to visit. An army of map makers.

Many of you will know of my passion for historical maps. If you click here you will to an article from Fred Maynard in the 1843 magazine  advertising a new exhibition at the Map House of London. This focuses on political … Continue reading

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Obituary – John Bossy

Year Twelve, Apologies – this news passed me by at the time. You will come across John Bossy when you write on Elizabethan religion. He was very much an original thinker, and wrote beautifully. He died in December, and Simon … Continue reading

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History Today -why the Amada failed

Year Twelve, If the click here you will get to Geoffrey Woodward’s 1988 article considering the reasons why the Armada failed. He concludes “when the responsibility for the failure of the Spanish Armada is apportioned, the lion’s share of the blame should go … Continue reading

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Decoding the question – Religion

From today’s revision session. Mr Kydd.

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Timed conditions essay plan – how successful was Elizabeth at dealing with the problem of succession ?

From today’s lesson.  

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Evaluating the passages – Mid Tudors

From our revision session yesterday. Mr Kydd.

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