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6th Form Curriculum Guide - Year 13 History
Term 3Lacastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII, 1399-1509 (1)
Theme 1: Changing relationships between the crown and the nobility Major landowners and their role in governing the kingdom, 1399–1509: lands, offices of state and church patronage; necessary props to the crown but potential rivals (key developments: the crushing of the conspiracy against Henry V in 1415, the execution of Warwick in 1499).The importance of retaining, 1399–1509: livery and maintenance; the concept of 'bastard feudalism' (key developments: statutes in 1468 and 1504 against retaining). Coping with challenge – disorder and local rivalries, 1399–1509: Neville versus Percy in the north, Bonville versus Courteney in the south west, the experience of the Pastons in East Anglia (key developments: the readeption of Henry VI in 1470 and the return of Edward IV in 1471 Theme 2: Changes in the sinews of power Royal income, 1399–1509: land, custom duties, feudal rights, profits of justice, taxation; the roles of the Exchequer and the Chamber. The role of parliament, 1399–1509: prop or curb to royal
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Lacastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII, 1399-1509 (2)
The crisis of 1399: reasons for Bolingbroke's seizure of the crown from Richard II. 'Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown' – Henry IV and the problems arising from his behaviour in 1399: the first stirrings of revolt and the death of Richard in 1400. Surviving rebellion, 1403–05: the challenges from the Percys and Owain Glyndwr and reasons for Henry IV’s survival; the influence of relations with Scotland and France. Depth Study 2: Henry V and the conquest of France, 1413–21 The significance of renewing the war with France and the campaign of 1415. The significance of the challenge from Lollardy and the royal response. The importance of the Burgundian Alliance 1419; the significance of the conquest of Normandy and the Treaty of Troyes, 1417–20: the basis, impact and cost of success. Key topic 3: Renewed crises and challenges, c1449–61 The personalities of Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou and the effects on the governing of England, 1449–61; downfall of the Duke of Suffolk in 1450.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Lacastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII, 1399-1509 (3)
Depth Study 4: The Yorkists divided, 1478–85 The reasons for the attainder and murder of George, Duke of Clarence in 1478; tensions in the Yorkist camp and the impact of Edward's early death 1483. The challenges faced by Richard III: the significance of his seizure of the throne 1483; the disappearance of the princes in the Tower; the Duke of Buckingham's rebellion; his relative failures compared with Edward IV. Henry Tudor and the reasons for his success at the Battle of Bosworth Field: foreign aid and the role of the Stanleys. Depth Study 5: Henry VII: seizing the throne and trying to keep it, 1485–97 Claiming the throne and the significance of the marriage to Elizabeth of York; living in fear and striving for security: the use spies and bonds. Challengers and their supporters: Lambert Simnel and the Earl of Lincoln; Perkin Warbeck and Sir William Stanley; the importance of Margaret of Burgundy. Resistance to taxation: causes, events and impact of the Yorkshire Rebellion 1489 and the Cornish Reb
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Terms 1 and 2 Historical Investigation
Students will examine interpretations of the causes of World War I. Students will complete six lessons which will examine the causes of World War I and an overview of the main historical interpretations. Skills covered The focus is on understanding the nature and purpose of the work of each historian. Students will be required to form a critical view based on relevant reading on the question. Students will be specifically required to analyse, explain and evaluate the interpretations of three historians. Assessment Students will be required to produce an independently researched 3,000-4,000-word essay which answers the task.
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