Year 8 Resources

The early Tudors, 1485-1558

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LESSON 1: Family Tree of the Tudors and Stuarts

LESSON 2: Wars of the Roses Narrative

LESSON 3: Tudor society sources

LESSON 4: Henry VIII: an effective king?

LESSON 5: Henry VIII and the Reformation


Mary Tudor

LESSON 6: Mary I Information for Fakebook profile




Elizabeth I

Coronation PortraitLESSON 1: Elizabeth I Problems

LESSON 2: Jesuits and Catholic threat to Elizabeth

LESSON 3: Mary Queen of Scots



LESSON 4: The Marriage Problem:



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



WHAT HAPPENED TO THE STUARTS? From the Break with Rome to the Bill of Rights

The British Empire

The Age of Discovery Quiz: Click HERE

Key moments in the creation of the British Empire: Click HERE

A story of slavery: a walking tour of Bristol: Click HERE


Revision for the Year 8 examination

These must be used ALONGSIDE and are not a replacement for your notes in your exercise book, which must form the main part of your revision. 

Knowledge organisers with precise knowledge, useful for all examination questions: Year 8 Knowledge Organisers 2019

Revision cards to download, complete and use: Year 8 Short Answer Revision Cards 2019

Revision cards that help you with the chronological order of events (print these double-sided): Event Revision Cards to print

‘Describe an effect’ answers to analyse: Part 1(for discussion) and Part 2 (with feedback)

Revision information about the effects of Early modern leaders on England: Henry, Mary, Liz and Ollie

Revision information to help prepare for causation questions: Year 8 Revision Mind-Maps Section C Preparation

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


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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