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Modiwl HGH-2133:
The Tudors 1485-1603

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Rhedir gan School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1

Amcanion cyffredinol

This module offers a survey of Britain and Ireland under the rule of the Tudor royal dynasty. It ranges chronologically from the accession of Henry VII (Henry Tudor) with the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603. It examines the lives and reigns of Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I (Mary Tudor, often known as Bloody Mary'), and Elizabeth I. In the course of this period, a number of momentous changes occurred in the religion, society, and politics of England, Wales, and Ireland - fundamentally altering long-held ideas about the nature of authority, monarchy, female rulers, the church, and much else. This module examines these in some depth, from the end of the Wars of the Roses and accession of the Tudor dynasty in 1485 to Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon (the first of his many wives) and his break from Rome to the restoration of Catholicism under his daughter Mary, and the so-calledGolden Age' of Elizabeth I - who was known as `The Virgin Queen.' Seminars will allow students to critically assess the central concepts, issues, and evidence, as well as engage with modern historiography on the subject.

Cynnwys cwrs

  1. Bosworth Field and the end of the Wars of the Roses; 2. Henry VII and the Tudor Dynasty; 3. The reign of Henry VII; 4. The accession of Henry VIII; 5. Henry VIII: ; 6. Henry VIII: The Early Years; Henry VIII: The King's `Great Matter' and Rome ; 7. The Later Years of Henry VIII; 8. Edward VI; 9. Edward VI and the Disputed Succession; 10. The Reign of Mary Tudor: Part I; 11. The Reign of Mary Tudor: Part II; 12. Elizabeth I: 1558-1580; 13. Elizabeth I: 1580-1603; 14. Elizabeth I: The Golden Age?; 15. Religion, Society, and Politics under the Tudors.

Students taking this module will study these topics through a in-depth grasp of the modern historiography on the subject, complimented by the use of some primary sources (including select contemporary writings, records, contemporary paintings and woodcuts).

Meini Prawf


Threshold students (lower 40s) will demonstrate an appropriate range or depth of knowledge of at least parts of the relevant field, and will make partially-successful attempts to frame an argument that engages with historiographical controversies or problems.


Good students (60s) will show a solid level of achievement in all of the criteria of the paragraphs above.


Excellent students (70s and above) will demonstrate this level of solid achievement across the criteria combined with particularly impressive depths of knowledge and/or subtlety of analysis.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Demonstrate a wide-ranging and conceptual knowledge of the history of Britain and Ireland under Tudor rule, the debates surrounding this, as well as the subject's wider religious, social, and political contexts

  2. Show a detailed knowledge of specific aspects of the topic, in particular, the lives and reigns of the Tudor monarchs, as well as politics, religion, society, and other related topics (such as monarchy and the nature of authority) during this period.

  3. Set out and judge between alternate historical interpretations of the period and subjects, including current historiographic positions and critical approaches.

  4. Synthesize and present clear historical arguments concerning long-term developments and specific aspects of the history of Britain and Ireland under Tudor rule (in a degree essay, exam, and seminars), and support these arguments with detailed evidence.

Dulliau asesu

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

  1. This module will be taught through a combination of 20 lectures and 5 seminar workshops.

  2. There will be individual tutorials to provide feedback on coursework.

  1. This module will be taught through a combination of 20 lectures and 5 seminar workshops.

  2. There will be individual tutorials to provide feedback on coursework.

Private study



Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
  • Arweinyddiaeth - Gallu arwain a rheoli, datblygu cynlluniau gweithredu ac amcanion, cynnig arweiniad a chyfarwyddyd i eraill, ac ymdopi â'r pwysau sy'n gysylltiedig ag awdurdod o'r fath

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • problem solving to develop solutions to understand the past
  • understanding the complexity of change over time; in specific contexts and chronologies
  • being sensitive to the differences, or the "otherness" of the past, and the difficulty to using it as a guide to present or future action
  • being sensitive to the role of perceptions of the past in contemporary cultures
  • producing logical and structured arguments supported by relevant evidence
  • planning, designing, executing and documenting a programme of research, working independently
  • marshalling and critically appraising other people's arguments, including listening and questioning
  • demonstrating a positive and can-do approach to practical problems
  • demonstrating an innovative approach, creativity, collaboration and risk taking
  • presenting effective oral presentations for different kinds of audiences, including academic and/or audiences with little knowledge of history
  • preparing effective written communications for different readerships
  • making effective and appropriate forms of visual presentation
  • making effective and appropriate use of relevant information technology
  • making critical and effective use of information retrieval skills using paper-based and electronic resources
  • collaborating effectively in a team via experience of working in a group
  • appreciating and being sensitive to different cultures and dealing with unfamiliar situations
  • critical evaluation of one's own and others' opinions
  • engaging with relevant aspects of current agendas such as global perspectives, public engagement, employability, enterprise, and creativity

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