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- Explain how Protestantism spread across Europe.
- Describe the effect Calvin and Zwingli's teachings had in Switzerland.
- Discuss the Sack of Rome.
- Understand how the Catholic Church survived the Reformation.
- Learn how society changed after the Reformation.
- Explain how the House of Bourbon influenced religious beliefs.
- Describe the state of the Netherlands and Eastern Europe during the Reformation.
- Discuss the policy of the Habsburg Dynasty during the Reformation.
- Learn about Russia under Ivan the Terrible.
1. The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe
In the 16th century, Martin Luther inspired people to believe that the Catholic Church shouldn't hold authority over laypeople. This lesson explores the spread of these Protestant ideas throughout Europe.
2. Religious Reform in Switzerland: Calvin & Zwingli's Teachings in the Reformation
The Protestant Reformation resulted in many people splitting from the Catholic Church. This lesson explores the effect of the Reformation in Switzerland under the leadership of Zwingli and Calvin.
3. Mercenaries and the Sack of Rome
Politics led Charles de Bourbon, a rich French Duke, to flee his country to fight for his cousin, the Holy Roman Emperor. This lesson explains how financing and the use of mercenaries by Bourbon led to the sack of Rome in 1527.
4. The Council of Trent: The Catholic Church Survives the Reformation
The Protestant Reformation was a movement of Christians who disagreed with some of the teachings and actions of the Catholic Church. This article explores the effect of the Reformation on the Church.
5. Life After the Reformation & Protestant Influence on Society
The Protestant Reformation was a huge movement that led to many Christians splitting from the Catholic Church. This lesson explores the after effects on families, education and social life.
6. The History of the House of Bourbon in the Reformation
This lesson will explain the effects and events of the Protestant Reformation within France. It will discuss the dealings of the French Protestants, known as Huguenots, with the royal House of Bourbon.
7. The Netherlands During the Reformation
This lesson will focus on the Protestant Reformation and its effect on the Netherlands. It will highlight the role Protestantism, especially in the form of Calvinism, played in the Netherlands' fight for freedom from Catholic Spain.
8. Eastern Europe During the Reformation
This lesson will focus on the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation within Eastern Europe. As it highlights Hungary and Poland, it will explore the reasons why the Reformation did not last within these countries.
9. The Habsburg Dynasty in the Reformation
This lesson focuses on the Habsburg Dynasty during the Reformation. It will highlight the dealings of the Holy Roman Emperors with Protestantism, while also explaining the Reformation's effect on Spain.
10. Ivan the Terrible and the Making of Russia
Ivan the Terrible was a great but violent leader. Despite his intelligence, he was prone to violent outbursts. This lesson explores his life and the effects of his reign on Russia.
11. The Diet of Worms in 1521: Definition & Summary
In this lesson we will learn about the Diet of Worms, which was an imperial diet (assembly) held in 1521. We will learn why this particular diet was important, what it had to do with the life of Martin Luther, and how people were affected in its aftermath.
12. The Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536: Facts & Overview
Learn about one of the most serious domestic issues faced by King Henry VIII of England - a rebellion, well-organized and with religious overtones, that could have toppled him from the throne.
13. The Praise of Folly by Erasmus: Summary & Analysis
Read about Erasmus' essay, 'The Praise of Folly,' a classical satire about the merits of foolishness which can be easily applied to our day and age. Then, take a brief quiz when you finish to evaluate your knowledge!
14. Guy Fawkes Night Bonfire: Origins & Traditions
Guy Fawkes is one of the most infamous figures of English history, so why have a night bearing his name? In this lesson, we'll explore the history and traditions of Guy Fawkes Night, and see how the English have commemorated it over time.
15. Guy Fawkes Night Poem: Meaning & Analysis
In this lesson, we will learn about the historical context surrounding Guy Fawkes Night poems. We will learn what these poems are referring to, and we will analyze them from a historical perspective.
16. The Rye House Plot of 1683: Definition & Impact
English history has many twists and turns. In this lesson, we are going to look at one of those twists and see how the Rye House Plot of 1683 impacted England's long history.
17. Jack Cade: Biography, Rebellion & Monument
A lot happened to England in the 15th century. In this lesson, we are going to check out the rebellion of Jack Cade and see how this movement further destabilized the already shaken English society.
18. Titus Oates: Biography & Facts
Titus Oates played a major role in one of England's most outrageous conspiracies. In this lesson, we'll look at Oates' life and see how he ended up involved in this event.
19. The Popish Plot: Definition & Victims
There have been many schemes to assassinate kings across history, but none quite like the Popish Plot in 1678. In this lesson, we'll check out the history and impact of this outrageous conspiracy.
20. Wat Tyler: Lesson for Kids
In the history of Great Britain, people sometimes revolted against the government, including a man named Wat Tyler. In this lesson, you'll learn about Wat Tyler, the revolt he led, and why he is important in history.
21. Wat Tyler: Biography, Death & Facts
English history has had its fair share of rebellions. In this lesson, we are going to talk about Wat Tyler and see what impact he had on the tumultuous history of English uprisings.
22. The Babington Plot: Summary, Cipher & Facts
English history is full of plots and conspiracies, but none was as convoluted as this. In this lesson, we'll explore the Babington Plot and see who was really manipulating who in this 16th-century game of cat-and-mouse.
23. Thomas Wintour: Biography & Gunpowder Plot
The Gunpowder Plot is one of the most famous conspiracies in English history, but few people know the real story behind it. In this lesson, we'll look at Thomas Wintour's role in the Gunpowder Plot and see how he impacted this moment in English history.
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