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Ch 8: AP European History - English History (1450-1700): Help and Review

About This Chapter

The English History (1450-1700) chapter of this AP European History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master English history from 1450 to 1700. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of English history from 1450 to 1700.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering European history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn European history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the English Reformation or the life of Shakespeare
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about English history from 1450 to 1700
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the English History (1450-1700) chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the English History (1450-1700) chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any 1450-1700 English history question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an English history from 1450 to 1700 unit of a standard AP European history course. Topics covered include:

  • The War of the Roses
  • Henry VIII, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth
  • The English Reformation
  • The Stuart period in England
  • Battles of the Spanish Armada
  • England after Elizabeth I
  • The English Civil War
  • Acts of the Constitutional Settlement

23 Lessons in Chapter 8: AP European History - English History (1450-1700): Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
England's Wars of the Roses

1. England's Wars of the Roses

This lesson will focus on England's Wars of the Roses. It will highlight the key figures from both the Houses of York and Lancaster. It will also identify the importance of the divine right of kings.

England and the Tudors at the End of the Wars of the Roses

2. England and the Tudors at the End of the Wars of the Roses

This lesson will focus on the Tudor Dynasty, which came to power after England's Wars of the Roses. It will focus on the contributions of the five Tudor monarchs in the areas of government, religion, economic and the arts.

The English Reformation: History and Timeline

3. The English Reformation: History and Timeline

In this lesson, we will examine the English Reformation of the 16th century. Using a timeline, we will explore its motivations, major leaders, and development.

The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Facts and History

4. The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Facts and History

There's an old rhyme to help you remember Henry VIII's wives: 'divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.' Follow along as this lesson covers King Henry VIII's quest to produce a male heir and the acts of succession that followed.

Henry VIII: The Anglican Church

5. Henry VIII: The Anglican Church

This lesson covers the various steps Henry VIII took in breaking away from the Roman Catholic Church. You'll learn how Henry managed to get what he wanted by going through legal means and playing off of others who also had problems with the Church.

Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth: Catholic vs. Anglican

6. Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth: Catholic vs. Anglican

This lesson will explain the conflict between Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I of England that eventually led to Mary's execution. It will also highlight the conflict between Catholicism and Protestant England.

Queen Elizabeth I and England's Golden Age

7. Queen Elizabeth I and England's Golden Age

This lesson will focus on the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, known as England's Golden Age. It will highlight England's advancements in economic growth, the sciences, the arts, and exploration under the lone rule of Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen.

Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

8. Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

This video provides a crash course introduction to William Shakespeare's life, plays, and poetry. From 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' to 'The Tempest', we'll give you a timeline of his works and quick descriptions of what you need to know to identify them.

The Stuart Period in England: Events and Timeline

9. The Stuart Period in England: Events and Timeline

In this lesson, we will meet the English kings and queens of the Stuart family who reigned from 1603 to 1714. We will also learn about a few of the major historical events that took place during this time.

Jamestown: Conflict in the New World

10. Jamestown: Conflict in the New World

This lesson focuses on the settlement of Jamestown and the conflicts that occurred between the native populations and the English settlers. While exploring this topic, it will highlight England's response to the troubles that plagued the settlement.

The Gunpowder Treason: England After Elizabeth I

11. The Gunpowder Treason: England After Elizabeth I

This lesson will explain the Gunpowder Treason of England. As it uncovers the details of this assassination plot, it will explain the part Elizabeth I and the other Tudor monarchs played in creating the resentment that brought it to life.

The English Civil War and Failure of Charles' Monarchy

12. The English Civil War and Failure of Charles' Monarchy

This lesson will explain the reign and execution of England's King Charles I. It will highlight the actions of Charles, along with his confrontations with Parliament, that led to the English Civil War.

The English Civil War and the Rise of Cromwell's Theocracy

13. The English Civil War and the Rise of Cromwell's Theocracy

This lesson will describe the events that led to the rise of Oliver Cromwell's theocracy. It will highlight the English Civil War, the execution of King Charles and the oppressive rule of Cromwell.

The Commercial Revolution: Economic Impact of Exploration and Colonization on Europe

14. The Commercial Revolution: Economic Impact of Exploration and Colonization on Europe

In this lesson, we'll discuss the Commercial Revolution sparked by Europe's interaction with the New World colonies. We'll learn about how mercantilism, banking and joint-stock companies transformed the economic face of the European continent.

The Glorious Revolution of 1688: Events and Significance

15. The Glorious Revolution of 1688: Events and Significance

In this lesson, we will examine the causes, events, and effects of England's Glorious Revolution of 1688, in which King James II was overthrown by William of Orange and his allies in the English Parliament.

King James I: Timeline & History

16. King James I: Timeline & History

Explore the tumultuous and complex world of King James I, the ruler of England and Scotland. Learn about the problems and triumphs of this King and discover his connections to the modern world.

Primogeniture: Definition, Forms & Laws

17. Primogeniture: Definition, Forms & Laws

Primogeniture is used as a form of succession for titles and land, as well a way to pass along wealth to the next generation. Read about the various types of primogeniture used throughout the ages.

The Bubonic Plague: History, Facts & Symptoms

18. The Bubonic Plague: History, Facts & Symptoms

In this lesson, we will discuss the origins and effects of the bubonic plague of the 14th century. Learn about the lasting impacts of one of the most devastating events in European history.

The English Interregnum: Definition & History

19. The English Interregnum: Definition & History

Explore the period known as the English Interregnum. Learn about its origins and attempts to restructure England, and test your understanding of 17th-century English politics, culture, and history.

The House of York: Family Tree & Overview

20. The House of York: Family Tree & Overview

The House of York was one of the two families that fought over the English throne in the fifteenth century Wars of the Roses. The Yorkist claim to the throne was based on being descended from Edward III.

Treaty of Tordesillas: Definition & Overview

21. Treaty of Tordesillas: Definition & Overview

Learn about the Treaty of Tordesillas, which divided the non-Christian world between the Spanish (Americas) and the Portuguese (Africa and India) at a time when they were the most powerful kingdoms in the world.

The Spanish Armada: History and Major Battles

22. The Spanish Armada: History and Major Battles

In this lesson, we will study the famous Spanish Armada and its attempt to invade England in 1588. We will discuss the Armada's background, preparation, voyage, and ultimate fate.

Acts of the Constitutional Settlement in England

23. Acts of the Constitutional Settlement in England

In this lesson, we will explore England's constitutional settlement, which began after the Glorious Revolution of 1688. We will examine four acts that characterized this unique development in English history.

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