OCR GCSE History: Power: Monarchy and Democracy in Britain c.1000 – 2014

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A2:2 Monarchy and Democracy in Britain c.1000 - 2014

This British thematic study focuses on patterns of change and continuity in Power: Monarchy and Democracy in Britain over a long period of British history, c.1000 to 2014. This includes a broad sweep of time in which Britain is ruled by monarchs and which then develops into constitutional monarchies and finally parliamentary democracy. Key themes include individuals, institutions and groups with power; claims to power; methods of maintaining power; and challenges to power.

Key topic: c.1000–c.1485

  • Anglo-Saxon kingship c.1000–1066: the basis of kingship; the power and responsibilities of the kings; relations between the kings and the thegns;
  • Different claims to the throne in 1066: the Norman invasion, including the establishment of the Norman monarchy and the transfer of power from Saxons to Normans at all levels of society; the extent of the power of the monarch and the barons by 1087;
  • Struggles over power: John and Magna Carta; emergence of Parliament in the reigns of Henry III and Edward I, including the role and importance of Simon de Montfort; deposition of Richard II in 1389; and
  • Wars of the Roses.

Key topic: c.1485–c.1800

  • Tudor government: growth of royal power under Henry VIII; the role of Parliament under Henry VIII and Elizabeth I;
  • Defeat and return of monarchy: Charles I’s personal rule 1629–1640; the Civil Wars and the abolition of the monarchy; the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660;
  • James II’s rule and the reasons for the 1688 Revolution (The Glorious Revolution); the legacy of the Glorious Revolution including the Bill of Rights; the development of Parliament under William III and Anne; the emergence of political parties and the development of a Parliamentary monarchy in the course of the 1700s.

Key topic: c.1800–2014

  • The changing relationship between Parliament and people c.1800 to c.1918: dissatisfaction with electoral system by early 1800s; reasons for and impacts of the Parliamentary Reform Acts of 1832, 1867 and 1884; the rise and effectiveness of mass Trade Unions and the Labour Party 1880s–1914; the struggle for the vote for women and the reasons why it was won for some women in 1918.
  • The changing relationship between Parliament and people c.1914–c.1980: government control in the world wars; the increased role of the state from 1945 to c.1980;
  • Challenges to Parliament c.1980 to early 2000s: the Miners’ Strike 1984–1985, CND and Greenpeace; Prime Ministerial power under Thatcher and Blair; the devolution of power to regions of the UK; the challenges of coalition government.

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  • L1 An Exploration Of An Anglo Saxon Village (mp4)
  • L1 Anglo Saxon Hierarchy Info Hunt Material (pdf)
  • L1 Anglo Saxon Hierarchy Info Hunt Material (docx)
  • L1 Anglo Saxon Legal System And Economic Structure (docx)
  • L1 Anglo Saxon Legal System And Economic Structure (pdf)
  • L1 Anglo Saxon Society (mp4)
  • L1 Anglo-Saxon Hierarchy Diagram (docx)
  • L1 Anglo-Saxon Hierarchy Diagram (pdf)
  • L1 Anglo-Saxon Society (pptx)
  • L1 How Powerful Was Edward The Confessor (pdf)
  • L1 How Powerful Was Edward The Confessor (docx)
  • L10 Archbishop Of Canterbury (docx)
  • L10 Archbishop Of Canterbury (pdf)
  • L10 Archbishop Of Canterbury Stigand (pdf)
  • L10 Archbishop Of Canterbury Stigand (docx)
  • L10 Feudal System And The Church (pptx)
  • L10 Medieval Church (pdf)
  • L10 Medieval Church (pptx)
  • L10 The Feudal System (mp4)
  • L10 The Feudal System Diagram (doc)
  • L10 The Feudal System Diagram (pdf)
  • L11 Medieval Church (pptx)
  • L11 Medieval Church (pdf)
  • L11 Medieval Church Ppt (pptx)
  • L11 The Normans And Monasticism (docx)
  • L11 The Normans And Monasticism (pdf)
  • L12 Medieval Society And Economy (pptx)
  • L13 Norman Government (pptx)
  • L14 Domesday Book (pptx)
  • L14 The Domesday Book History The Story Of Britain (mp4)
  • L15 Language And Culture Of Norman Society (pdf)
  • L15 Language And Culture Of Norman Society (docx)
  • L16 Career And Significance Of Bishop Odo (pdf)
  • L16 Career And Significance Of Bishop Odo (docx)
  • L17 William I And His Sons (pptx)
  • L18 Magna Carta (pptx)
  • L18 Magna Carta Problems Venn Diagram (pptx)
  • L18 Magna Carta Problems Venn Diagram (pdf)
  • L19 Parliament Under Henry Iii And Edward I (docx)
  • L19 Parliament Under Henry Iii And Edward I (pdf)
  • L2 Edward And Harold Relationship Chart (docx)
  • L2 Edward And Harold Relationship Chart (pdf)
  • L2 Edward The Confessor And The Succession Crisis (pptx)
  • L2 Info Hunt Posters (docx)
  • L2 Info Hunt Posters (pdf)
  • L2 The Uprising Against Tostig (mp4)
  • L20 Role And Importance Of Simon De Montfort (docx)
  • L20 Role And Importance Of Simon De Montfort (pdf)
  • L21 Simon De Montfort And The Emergence Of Parliament (mp4)
  • L22 Battle Of Bosworth (mp4)
  • L22 Battle Of Bosworth Information (pdf)
  • L22 Battle Of Bosworth Information (doc)
  • L22 Feature History War Of The Roses (mp4)
  • L22 Starter Activity (pdf)
  • L22 Starter Activity (doc)
  • L22 War Of The Roses (pptx)
  • L23 Henry Viii And His Ministers Henry Viii Renaissance Prince (pptx)
  • L23 Henry Viii Renaissance Prince Market Place Chart (pdf)
  • L23 Henry Viii Renaissance Prince Market Place Chart (docx)
  • L24 Thomas Wolsey And His Policies (pptx)
  • L25 Thomas Wolsey And Catherine Of Aragon (pptx)
  • L25 Thomas Wolsey And Catherine Of Aragon Annulment Attempts Handout (pdf)
  • L25 Thomas Wolsey And Catherine Of Aragon Annulment Attempts Handout (pptx)
  • L26 Cromwell Market Place Information (pdf)
  • L26 Cromwell Market Place Information (docx)
  • L26 Cromwell Marketplace Mind Map (pdf)
  • L26 Cromwell S Rise To Power (pptx)
  • L26 Cromwell Starter Questions (docx)
  • L26 Cromwell Starter Questions (pdf)
  • L27 Cromwell S Time In Tudor Government (pptx)
  • L28 Anne Of Cleves Significance Of Marriage Ranking Information (docx)
  • L28 Anne Of Cleves Significance Of Marriage Ranking Information (pdf)
  • L28 Cromwell Fall Info Hunt Information (pdf)
  • L28 Cromwell Fall Info Hunt Information (docx)
  • L28 Cromwell S Execution (mp4)
  • L28 Reasons For Henry Viii Needing A New Wife (pdf)
  • L28 Reasons For Henry Viii Needing A New Wife (docx)
  • L28 The Fall Of Thomas Cromwell (pptx)
  • L28 Thomas Cromwell Fall Info Hunt Mind Map (pdf)
  • L29 (pptx)
  • L29 Elizabethan Government (pdf)
  • L29 Elizabethan Government (docx)
  • L29 England Upon Elizabeth I S Accession (pptx)
  • L29 Market Place Information Sheets (pdf)
  • L29 Marketplace Chart (pdf)
  • L3 Claimants To The Throne (pptx)
  • L3 Claimants To The Throne Blank Diagram (pdf)
  • L3 Claimants To The Throne Blank Diagram (pptx)
  • L3 Market Place Information (pptx)
  • L3 Market Place Information (pdf)
  • L30 Causes Of Civil War Charles I (wmv)
  • L30 Causes Of The English Civil War (pptx)
  • L30 Charles I Slips Into Civil War (pdf)
  • L30 Charles I Slips Into Civil War (docx)
  • L30 Why Did Charles I Fall Out With Parliament (pptx)
  • L30 Why Did Charles I Fall Out With Parliament (pdf)
  • L30 Why Did The English Civil War Start- (mp4)
  • L31 Battle Of Naseby (pdf)
  • L31 Battle Of Naseby (doc)
  • L31 Edgehill Snowballing Sheet (doc)
  • L32 Battle Of Edgehill (ppt)
  • L32 Edgehill (wmv)
  • L32 Edgehill Snowballing Sheet (pdf)
  • L32 New Model Army And Political Radicalism (docx)
  • L32 New Model Army And Political Radicalism (pdf)
  • L32 New Model Army And Political Radicalism 2 (docx)
  • L32 New Model Army And Political Radicalism 2 (pdf)
  • L32 New Model Army How Significant (wmv)
  • L32 Roundheads V Cavaliers (pdf)
  • L32 Roundheads V Cavaliers (doc)
  • L33 Exemplar News Script (pdf)
  • L33 Exemplar News Script (doc)
  • L33- What Should Happen To Charles I (pptx)
  • L34 Bbc Criminal Histories The Nottingham Riots (mp4)
  • L34 Consequences Of The Spa Field Riots (pdf)
  • L34 Cromwell Hero Or Villain Interpretation (wmv)
  • L34 Cromwell Sources (pdf)
  • L34 Cromwell Sources (ppt)
  • L34 Early Outbreaks Of Protest (pptx)
  • L34 Horrible Histories- Georgian Luddites Heavy Metal Song (mp4)
  • L34 March Of The Blanketeers (pdf)
  • L34 March Of The Blanketeers (docx)
  • L34 Oliver Cromwell (pptx)
  • L34 Oliver Cromwell 6 Hats Activity (doc)
  • L34 Oliver Cromwell 6 Hats Activity (pdf)
  • L34 Radicalmovie (mp4)
  • L34 The Mark Steel Lectures- Oliver Cromwell (mp4)
  • L35 16th August 1819- Protesters Killed In The Peterloo Massacre In Manchester (mp4)
  • L35 Bbc Criminal Histories The Nottingham Riots (mp4)
  • L35 British Reform Bill Of 1832 Video (mp4)
  • L35 Consequences Of The Spa Field Riots (docx)
  • L35 England Under The Commonwealth (pdf)
  • L35 England Under The Commonwealth (docx)
  • L35 Government Reaction To Protest Work Booklet (pdf)
  • L35 Government Reaction To Protest Work Booklet (docx)
  • L35 Interregnum In England- Republic Protectorate 1649-1660 (mp4)
  • L36 Charles Ii S Return To Power Chart (pdf)
  • L36 Charles Ii S Return To Power Chart (docx)
  • L36 Horrible Histories Charles Ii Meets The Man Who Tried To Steal The Crown Jewels (mp4)
  • L36 Horrible Histories Song Charles Ii King Of Bling Cbbc (mp4)
  • L36 Industrial Protest In Wales (pptx)
  • L36 Merthyr Uprising And Dic Penderyn (mp4)
  • L36 The Restoration (pptx)
  • L37 Charles Ii Chart (pptx)
  • L37 Charles Ii Chart (pdf)
  • L37 Charles Ii S Cabal (docx)
  • L37 Charles Ii S Cabal (pdf)
  • L37 Charles Ii S Promises (pptx)
  • L37 Charles Ii S Promises Wall Sheets (pptx)
  • L37 Charles Ii S Promises Wall Sheets (pdf)
  • L37 Chartism (pdf)
  • L37 Chartism (docx)
  • L37 Newport Rising 1839 (mp4)
  • L37 The Chartist Movement (mp4)
  • L37 The Restoration Information Sheets For Less Able Students (pdf)
  • L37 The Restoration Information Sheets For Less Able Students (pptx)
  • L38 Computer Task Sheet (pdf)
  • L38 Computer Task Sheet (docx)
  • L38 Restoration 1995 Clip 2 (mp4)
  • L38 Rural Protest (pptx)
  • L38 Stop Look Listen- Tales From Wales The Rebecca Riots Excerpt 2001 (mp4)
  • L38 Swing Riot Information (docx)
  • L38 Swing Riot Information (pdf)
  • L38 The Royal Court (pptx)
  • L39 Impact Of Industrial And Rural Protest (pdf)
  • L39 Impact Of Industrial And Rural Protest (docx)
  • L4 -1066- The Battle Of Fulford History U2013 The Norman Conquest (mp4)
  • L4 Battles Of Gate Fulford And Stamford Bridge (pptx)
  • L4 Press Release Stamford Bridge (pdf)
  • L4 Press Release Stamford Bridge (docx)
  • L4 Press Release Stamford Bridge (pdf)
  • L4 Stamford Bridge 1066 (mp4)
  • L40 The Value Of Women (pdf)
  • L40 The Value Of Women (doc)
  • L40 Women And War Work Homework (doc)
  • L40 Women And War Work Homework (pdf)
  • L41 The Suffragists And Suffragettes (doc)
  • L41 The Suffragists And Suffragettes (pdf)
  • L42 Early Outbreaks Of Protest (pptx)
  • L42 Emily Davison Mystery (ppt)
  • L42 Horrible Histories- Georgian Luddites Heavy Metal Song (mp4)
  • L42 March Of The Blanketeers (pdf)
  • L42 March Of The Blanketeers (docx)
  • L42 Radicalmovie (mp4)
  • L43 16th August 1819- Protesters Killed In The Peterloo Massacre In Manchester (mp4)
  • L43 British Reform Bill Of 1832 Video (mp4)
  • L43 Consequences Of The Spa Field Riots (docx)
  • L43 Government Reaction To Protest Work Booklet (pdf)
  • L43 Government Reaction To Protest Work Booklet (docx)
  • L44 Industrial Protest In Wales (pptx)
  • L44 Merthyr Uprising And Dic Penderyn (mp4)
  • L45 Chartism (docx)
  • L45 Chartism (pdf)
  • L45 Newport Rising 1839 (mp4)
  • L45 The Chartist Movement (mp4)
  • L46 Swing Riot Information (pdf)
  • L46 Swing Riot Information (docx)
  • L47 Impact Of Industrial And Rural Protest (pdf)
  • L47 Impact Of Industrial And Rural Protest (docx)
  • L48 The Value Of Women (pdf)
  • L48 The Value Of Women (doc)
  • L49 Women And War Work Homework (pdf)
  • L49 Women And War Work Homework (doc)
  • L5 Battle Of Hastings (pptx)
  • L5 Battle Of Hastings1 (pptx)
  • L5 Why Did William Win The Battle Of Hastings (docx)
  • L5 Why Did William Win The Battle Of Hastings (pdf)
  • L5 Why Did William Win The Battle Of Hastings (docx)
  • L5 Why Did William Win The Battle Of Hastings1 (docx)
  • L5 Why Did William Win The Battle Of Hastings1 (pdf)
  • L50 The Suffragists And Suffragettes (doc)
  • L50 The Suffragists And Suffragettes (pdf)
  • L51 Emily Davison Mystery (ppt)
  • L54 The Home Front Leaflet Task Sheet (pdf)
  • L54 The Home Front Leaflet Task Sheet (doc)
  • L56 Source Sheets (pdf)
  • L57 Beveridge Report And Welfare State Information (pdf)
  • L58 Nhs Worksheet (pdf)
  • L58 Source Analysis Grid (pptx)
  • L58- Nhs Worksheet (pdf)
  • L59 Education Act 1944 (pdf)
  • L59 Education Act 1944 (docx)
  • L6 Control By Castle Key (pdf)
  • L6 Control By Castle Key (pptx)
  • L6 Control By Castle Overall Geographical Location Worksheet (pdf)
  • L6 Control By Castle Overall Geographical Location Worksheet (pptx)
  • L6 Control By Castle Worksheet More Able (pptx)
  • L6 Control By Castle Worksheet More Able (pdf)
  • L6 Establishing Control (pptx)
  • L6 Homework Castle Task (pdf)
  • L6 Homework Castle Task (pptx)
  • L6 How William The Conquerer Secured Power After 1066 History The Norman Conquest (mp4)
  • L6 Motte And Bailey Castle Diagram (pptx)
  • L6 Motte And Bailey Castle Diagram (pdf)
  • L6 Motte And Bailey Key Words (pdf)
  • L6 Motte And Bailey Key Words (pptx)
  • L6 Revolt And Resistance After 1066 History The Norman Conquest (mp4)
  • L6 Thomas Cromwell Fall Info Hunt Mind Map (pptx)
  • L60 Rebuilding Britain After 1945 (pdf)
  • L61 Worker S Strikes (pptx)
  • L61 Worker S Strikes Poster Info (pptx)
  • L61 Worker S Strikes Poster Info (pdf)
  • L63 Trade Unions In The Late 20th Century (pdf)
  • L63 Trade Unions In The Late 20th Century (docx)
  • L64 Margaret Thatcher And Tony Blair (pdf)
  • L65 Impact Of Devolution (pdf)
  • L65 Impact Of Devolution (docx)
  • L65 Purpose Of Devolution (docx)
  • L65 Purpose Of Devolution (pdf)
  • L7 Legacy Of The Resistance (pptx)
  • L7 The Causes And Outcomes Of Anglo Saxon Resistance (docx)
  • L7 The Causes And Outcomes Of Anglo Saxon Resistance (pdf)
  • L8 Assessment (pptx)
  • L8 Medieval Realms 01 07 Saxon Uprising And Harrying Of North (mp4)
  • L9 Revolt Of The Earls (pptx)
  • L9 Revolt Of The Earls 1075 (docx)
  • L9 Revolt Of The Earls 1075 (pdf)
  • OCR GCSE History Exam Booklets (zip)