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    The Making of the UK: for Common Entrance and Key Stage 3 (History for Common Entrance) (Paperback) By (author) Rosemary Rees, By (author) Martin Collier, By (author) Colin Shephard


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    DescriptionMotivate and thoroughly prepare your pupils for Common Entrance history exams with these ISEB-endorsed textbooks. The Making of the UK for Common Entrance and Key Stage 3 covers the Early Modern period of British History - especially focusing on: - The Tudors - the challenges, successes and failures of Tudor monarchs - The Stuarts - particularly the causes and consequences of the English Civil War - The Restoration - the return of the king and changes taking place in the United Kingdom. Key features of our approach: - A bold, meaty and authoritative narrative providing clear explanation of the content - Carefully constructed tasks developing pupils understanding of the content and building their extended writing skills - particularly preparing them for the challenge of the Common Entrance essay - Source Investigations on each of the current and planned nominated topics in the syllabus - Advice on how to prepare for the Common Entrance examination. Additional features: - 'What?' and 'Who?' boxes throughout the text develop historical vocabulary and biographical knowledge. - 'Did you know?' boxes focus on fascinating, amusing, or illuminating details of history - trivia with a purpose.


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    The Making of the UK
    for Common Entrance and Key Stage 3
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rosemary Rees, By (author) Martin Collier, By (author) Colin Shephard
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 215 mm
    Height: 276 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 586 g
    ISBN 13: 9780340899830
    ISBN 10: 0340899832

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: YQH
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    DC22: 941
    BISAC V2.8: HIS035000
    Thema V1.0: NHD, YPJH
    Illustrations note
    Full colour throughout
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    25 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Colin Shephard was formerly the Director of the Schools History Project. He is Chief Examiner for OCR GCSE Modern World History, and is leading the development of the new and innovative History GCSE Specification being piloted from 2006-2008. much in demand as trainer for GCSE and IGCSE. He was the Series Editor of the Discovering the Past series for both Key Stage 3 and GCSE.
    Table of contents
    CONTENTS Introduction: England in 1500 Section 1 The Tudors Unit 1 Henry VII - How secure was he? 1.1 Who challenged Henry VII's position as King of England? 1.2 How did Henry VII rule England? Unit 2 Henry VIII - Power crazy? 2.1 The King's Great Matter - Why did Henry VIII want a divorce? 2.2 Why did Henry VIII want to control the church? 2.3 The Field of the Cloth of Gold Unit 3 Edward VI - Exit the Tudors? 3.1 How and why did Edward IV change English churches? 3.2 Trouble in the countryside Unit 4 Mary I - She did it her way! 4.1 Queen Jane I or Queen Mary I? 4.2 Turn or burn: could Mary I turn England Catholic again? 4.3 Mary and Philip: a doomed marriage? Unit 5 Elizabeth I - The most successful Tudor? 5.1 What threats did Elizabeth face and who did she see them off? 5.2 Did Elizabeth share power with her parliaments? 5.3 The poor law: how did Elizabeth's government deal with poverty? 5.4 Queen takes queen - the execution of Mary Queen of Scots Conclusion: The Tudors - Coming to a judgement Section 2 The Stuarts Unit 6 Introduction 6.1 What were governments worried about in the seventeenth century? 6.2 Case study: Who planned the Gunpowder Plot? Unit 7 Crown v People - The English Civil War 7.1 Who made the best decisions - James or Charles? 7.2 Were Laud's reforms Charles' big mistake? 7.3 Why did Parliament and Crown go to war in 1642? 7.4 How did Parliament win the Civil War? 7.5 Who runs England now... and how? Unit 8 - Oliver Cromwell - hero or villain? Summary task Section 3 Why did they bring the king back? Unit 9 Charles II 9.1 Had the monarchy really changed? 9.2 Case studies from Restoration England Unit 10 How Glorious was the Glorious Revolution? Unit 11 - A United Kingdom - the Jacobites 11.1 Why did Scotland and England unite? 11.2 The Jacobites: hopeless romantics? Conclusion - A Changing Society 1500-1750 How to answer Common Entrance questions Quiz time - Revision time