Year 8 Resources

A timeline of the Tudors and Stuarts, by Esme James: Timeline 1485-1660


Charles I and the English Civil War

Charles I

LESSON 1: Summary of Events, 1625-1660: Charles I Civil War Summary

LESSON 1: Recap of the Causes of the Civil War: Recap Causes English Civil War

LESSON 1: Link to BBC revision site: Click HERE


marston moor

LESSON 2: The Battles of Edgehill and Marston Moor: Edgehill and Marston Moor



english civil war

LESSON 3: The Battle of Naseby: The Battle of Naseby




Oliver Cromwell

CromwellLESSON 1: Interpretations of Cromwell: Cromwell Part 1




Cromwell HeadLESSON 2: Interpretations of Cromwell: Cromwell Part 2



Society in the 1600s

Matthew Hopkins

LESSON 1: Witches Part 1: Witches Part 1




Witch DunkLESSON 2: Witches Part 2: Witches Part 2


FamiliarsLESSON 3: Witches Part 3: Witches Part 3

LESSON 3: Witches Case Studies: Witch case studies



Elizabeth I

Elizabeth portraits: elizabeth portraits

What can we learn from these sources?

TASK: Choose paintings which support each statement. Write down the statement and the source numbers that support it.  If you can’t find paintings which support a statement, maybe it isn’t true.  Don’t write the statement down.

I. Elizabeth was proud of the defeat of the Armada, and wanted to use the victory to show her people and the world just how powerful she was.

II. Elizabeth was from an important, wealthy family, even before she was Queen.

III.Elizabeth was unpopular at the end of her reign and some people were glad she was dead.

IV.Elizabeth was a wise and well-educated ruler, who had the knowledge to rule England effectively.

V.Elizabeth later became seen as a hero by some people, particularly Protestants who hated Catholics.

VI.Elizabeth was a weak ruler who failed to win any important military victories.

VII.Many people wanted to show how loyal they were to the Queen.


Pirate booklet: Pirates Booklet

English Civil War, 1642-49

Link to Civil War Game Quiz HERE 

The Tudors

1) Henry VIII: Henry VIII sorting activity

2) Henry VIII and his wives: 6 Henry VIII and his wives

3) Bloody Mary: 7 Mary Tudor Sorting Exercise


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