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One of the key areas of www.ilovehistory.co.uk is the section for AS History students revising Elizabethan government. These pages contains a number of revision activities including notes, games, and card sorts. There are also a number of videos looking at some of the key questions, including
‘What problems did Elizabeth face in 1588?‘,
‘What was the importance of the court and ministers in Elizabethan government?’, and
‘How successfully did Elizabeth deal with the issue of succession?’.
Over the next few days I will be adding more materials to these pages to help students preparing for their exams this May. The first addition is a new video looking at the popularity and effectiveness of Elizabeth’s government at the end of her reign. This is supported by revision notes, and also a range of revision games on this page.
The video is hosted on youtube so may not be available on all school networks:
A new Elizabethan history revision video is online. It looks at the issue of succession and how successfully Elizabeth dealt with it.
When Elizabeth became Queen in 1558 she was just 25 years old. However, the issue of succession was important despite her youth. Elizabeth was not recognised as the legitimate heir by many Catholics. For example, Henri II of France preferred Mary Queen of Scots. Moreover, Mary was the next in line to the throne. If Elizabeth died unmarried and childless then Mary would become Queen of England. Following Elizabeth’s near fatal attack of smallpox in 1562, this seemed to be horribly plausible for many Englishmen.
Revision videos and games are now online for the first two key questions. Revision videos for the other key questions will appear through the Spring. In the meantime, notes and activities can be accessed for these questions through the Little Heath School Elizabethan History web page.