Henry VIII to Mary I
Government & Religion, 1509-58
Access to History Series

By Roger Turvey and Keith Randell
December 2008
Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780340965924
240 pages, Illustrated
$29.50 Paper Original
Ages 16-18


The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for AS and A level history students. The new editions combine all the strengths of this well-loved series with a new design and features that allow all students access to the content and study skills needed to achieve exam success.

New features include:
·AS questions and exam tips
·Definitions of key terms
·Summaries of key historical debates.

This new edition includes content drawn from 'Henry VIII and the reformation in England' and 'Henry VIII and the government of England' which has now been fully revised and updated to cover the 2008 AS specifications for AQA, Edexcel and OCR.

This title analyses the political and religious developments during this period. It begins by examining the personality and role of Henry VIII and the rise and fall of Wolsey. It then goes on to examine the Henrician Reformation, the break with Rome and the dissolution of the monasteries. After assessing the effectiveness of Henry’s reign the subsequent reigns of Edward VI and Mary I are evaluated, with a concluding section providing an overview of the changes to Church and State in this period.

Throughout the book key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips written by examiners for all exam specifications provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.

* Revised edition for the requirements of the 2008 Edexcel, AQA and OCR AS specifications
* Study guides written by examiners contain exercises and advice on tackling differentiated exam questions for AS Level.
* Contains the latest historical interpretations of themes and issues.
* Now in a new format including design features such as: points to consider, key issues and key dates.
* Features such as key definitions and questions to aid learning.
* More support with assessment and exam skills.
* Designed to allow greater accessibility to a wide range of AS students.

About the Author: Keith Randell was an experienced author of post-16 History textbooks. He also originally conceived and edited the Access to Hisory series.

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