- Author(s):Graham E. Seel, David L. Smith
- Available from: August 2001
An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history.
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The relations between the crown and parliament in England between the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558 and the Revolution of 1688-89 are examined. The authors analyse the changing nature of royal powers and the limitations that were placed upon them. The reasons for the development of a limited monarchy, and the role that the individual monarchs' personalities played, are explored through a series of stimulating case studies and primary sources. Central themes include changes in the balance of power between crown and parliament, the growing constraints on royal powers, and the evolution of parliament into a permanent institution.
The AS textbooks are ideal for students who have never studied the history of these periods before. they provide detailed background information on the period studied, and include notes explaining key terms, lists of significant dates, and focus questions to consolidate learning.
All of the AS titles have been endorsed by OCR for use with their AS specification for history, and several of the titles will also be appropriate for Edexcel and AQA study units.
Many of the books include a seperate document section, where students can study and evaluate a range of source material.
Shorter themed books explore particular topics in greater depth. The topics examined can be linked with the period covering foundation texts, providing students and teachers with flexibillity in structuring A Level courses.
- 1. The position in 1558
- 2. Elizabeth I, 1558–1603
- 3. James VI and I, 1603-25
- 4. Charles I and Oliver Cromwell, 1625-60
- 5. Charles II and James VII and II, 1660-88
- 6. The position in 1689
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