History Short Period: England in the 16th Century

Module code: V1454
Level 5
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Unseen examination

This module introduces you to the Tudor period in England, from 1485–1603. At the turn of the 16th century, England was a war-torn backwater. By the end, it had established a national identity and the foundations of a global empire. You explore elements of cultural, political, religious and social history in the Tudor century and examine the scale of change through case studies of individuals, families, communities and artefactsYou focus on England’s place in European politics in an increasingly globalised world.
It develops on The Early Modern World module, allowing you to continue your study of this period with more focus. You'll be able to explore issues only touched on in your previous studies, as well as encountering new material.
You engage critically with both primary and secondary sources, and question some of the predominant assumptions about this controversial period.

Module learning outcomes

  • Relate a topic of broad historical significance to the national history of a particular country or region.
  • Reflect on the historical concept of change over time.
  • Appreciate the importance of historiographical debates related to particular national histories.
  • Apply broad historical knowledge to a particular debate or question.