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- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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