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Ch 8: AP European History - English History (1450-1700): Tutoring Solution

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The English History (1450-1700) chapter of this AP European History Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about English history (1450-1700). These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the names, dates, events and concepts involving English history from 1450 to 1700 required in a typical AP European History course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other AP European History work.
  • Identify the English history (1450-1700) concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our AP European history tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn English history (1450-1700) and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding the Wars of the Roses, the English Reformation, Henry VIII and the Anglican Church, the English Civil War, the Glorious Revolution or any other English history (1450-1700) topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their history learning
  • Prefer learning history visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their English history (1450-1700) unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in AP European History
  • Don't have access to their history teacher outside of class

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the Wars of the Roses in England.
  • Describe the beginnings of the Tudor dynasty.
  • Take a look at a timeline for the English Reformation.
  • Name some facts about the six wives of Henry VIII.
  • Understand how the Anglican Church differed from Catholicism.
  • Compare and contrast the religious policies of Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth.
  • Describe Queen Elizabeth I's foreign policy.
  • Discuss the history of the Spanish Armada.
  • Examine the life and works of William Shakespeare.
  • Learn about the Stuart period in England.
  • Take a look at the colony of Jamestown.
  • Discuss the Gunpowder Plot.
  • Examine the history of the English Civil War.
  • Describe how Europe was impacted economically by colonization and exploration.
  • Understand the significance of the Glorious Revolution of 1688.
  • Discuss English constitutional acts.

23 Lessons in Chapter 8: AP European History - English History (1450-1700): Tutoring Solution
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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.

The Spanish Armada: History and Major Battles

8. 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.

Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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.

Acts of the Constitutional Settlement in England

17. 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.

The Halfway Covenant: Definition & Overview

18. The Halfway Covenant: Definition & Overview

In the 1660s, first-generation Puritan leaders in New England attempted to address declining piety with the Halfway Covenant. Learn about the Halfway Covenant and test yourself with a quiz.

The English Bill of Rights vs. American Bill of Rights

19. The English Bill of Rights vs. American Bill of Rights

In this lesson, we'll learn some of the similarities and differences between the English and American Bills of Rights. The American Bill of Rights was influenced by the English Bill of Rights, although it also has a number of significant differences.

What are Hearth Taxes? - Definition & History

20. What are Hearth Taxes? - Definition & History

Nobody likes taxes, but they are a big part of history. In this lesson, we'll see what a hearth tax is and explore the most famous use of this system back in the 17th century.

Jacobean Era: Religion & Beliefs

21. Jacobean Era: Religion & Beliefs

The Jacobean Era was a time in England's history that fostered new beliefs while still embracing old religious ideals. This lesson focuses on the evolving religious beliefs of the time period.

Witchcraft in the Jacobean Era

22. Witchcraft in the Jacobean Era

The English have long believed in witches, but this reached a fever-pitch in the Jacobean era. In this lesson, we'll explore Jacobean England and see why their fear of witchcraft reached such extreme heights.

Jacobean Era Society, Fashion & Clothing

23. Jacobean Era Society, Fashion & Clothing

In this lesson we will look at several aspects of one of the most interesting periods in the history of England: the Jacobean Era. We will see how society was structured, what was fashionable then and how people dressed. It will surely be interesting!

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