Category Archives: Enrichment

Something to watch – England’s Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Lady Jane Grey

Year Twelve, As we move to the Mid Tudor source work, can I strongly recommend that you watch this  excellent series on Lady Jane Grey from the wonderful Helen Castor – one of my favourite historians. It is particularly helpful … Continue reading

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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. If you want more from the BBC’s Tudor season … Continue reading

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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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‘Incredibly rare’ William Caxton print discovered – in 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 watch. Timewatch: The Mary Rose

If you click here you will get to the BBC iplayer and Dan Snow’s Mary Rose Timewatch programme. It is excellent – particularly if you are thinking of archaeology as a degree course. You may also like to click here to visit the BBC’s online … 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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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 enrichment materials

Year Twelve, Well done on finding the site – now bookmark it and this lovely introduction page http://www.bbc.co.uk/timelines/ztfxtfr If you did not get to history society, you may like to watch the first part for David Starkey excellent series below. … Continue reading

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Tudor code breaking

Britain is a land of codebreakers. We are fascinated with spies, crosswords and murder mysteries. This interest dates back to the 16th century, when the Elizabethans first became obsessed with trickery, cleverness and wordplay.  Here  Dr James Fox, art historian … Continue reading

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University lecture on economic change 1560 – 1640

The lecture above is rather high for an AS course. However, it does address many of the topics that we are considering in Unit Five. You should watch it and look to take a maximum of one side of A4 notes. … Continue reading

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