In Search of History: 1485-1714

In Search of History: 1485-1714

Paperback In Search of History

By (author) John F. Aylett


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  • Publisher: Hodder Murray
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 272mm x 8mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 28 February 1984
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0713106867
  • ISBN 13: 9780713106862
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, Maps, Plan, Index
  • Sales rank: 1,375,220

Product description

'In Search of History' is a well established and trusted series which covers British history from early times through to the twentieth century. The material is presented in an enjoyable way and contains a unique blend of social and political history. The author has produced a lively and easy-to-read narrative that is accessible to a wide range of pupils. Extensive use is made of contemporary illustrative sources as well as line drawings, diagrams and cartoons which have been specially selected to stimulate interest and curiosity. Where appropriate, there are evidence sections, using written and visual evidence. Graded questions based on the text and evidence are also included to test pupils' historical skills. This text examines the major historical events that occurred during the reigns of the Tudor and Stuart monarchies, and the everyday lives of the people who lived during this period. Key events such as the Spanish Armada, the Gunpowder Plot, the Civil War, the Plague and the Great Fire are given in-depth coverage. Throughout, the pupil activities promote an understanding of the important issues and develop their historical skills.

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John Aylett is a very successful author of History textbooks.

Table of contents

1 A New Age 2 Christopher Columbus Finds a New World 3 The Search for a New Route 4 Life at Sea 5 Henry Tudor, King of England 6 Henry VIII, Six Wives and One Problem 7 The Monasteries are Closed Down 8 Henry's Children and Religion 9 Queen Elizabeth's Childhood 10 Mary, Queen of Scots 11 Tudor Marriage 12 Rogues and Vagabonds 13 Travelling by Road 14 Pirates and Privateers 15 The Armada 16 The Theatre 17 Education 18 The Queens is Dead! Long Live the King! 19 Gunpowder, Treason and Plot 20 The Pilgrim Fathers 21 Quarrels with Parliament 22 How the Armies Fought 23 The Civil War 24 Death of a King 25 England Under Cromwell 26 Keeping Law and Order 27 Life in Stuart London 28 Ring a-ring a-roses ... 29 London's Burning! 30 Scenes from Daily Life 31 Science 32 Sarah Churchill Sees a Revolution 33 Looking Back