The Making of the UK: for Common Entrance and Key Stage 3

The Making of the UK: for Common Entrance and Key Stage 3

Paperback History for Common Entrance

By (author) Rosemary Rees, By (author) Martin Collier, By (author) Colin Shephard


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  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 53mm | 1,497g
  • Publication date: 25 January 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340899832
  • ISBN 13: 9780340899830
  • Illustrations note: Full colour throughout
  • Sales rank: 1,025,362

Product description

Motivate 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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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