AQA A2 History- Essay Plan on Edward and Mary

For those studying the A2 History course The Triumph Of Elizabeth, this is an essay plan for the title:

‘Between 1547 and 1558 extreme English monarchs imposed their unpopular religions on a reluctant and rebellious people.’ Assess the validity of this view. (45 marks)

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Essay Plan

`Between 1547 and 1558 extreme English monarchs imposed their unpopular religions on a reluctant
and rebellious people.' Assess the validity of this view. (45 marks)

Introduction:-

How things were at the beginning of Edward's reign:

Edward inherited a half-reformed church it was Protestant on the outlook but remained…

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Repealed all religious legislation of Edward's reign apart from the dissolution of chantries and
was unable to return monastic land and restore them on a full scale. ( could argue she was
extreme to an extent but not a complete extremist as she compromised over the monastic lands
that had…

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Duffy ­ `an attempt to anticipate the Although some were motivated by
actions of the crown to save something religion, it can be linked to economic
from the wreckage'. reasons as the decline in local cloth
industry may have prompted some
poorer rebels into using it as a means
of…

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Conclusion:-

In Edward's reign his policy was more extreme concerning doctrine- this was why his religion was
unpopular amongst the majority. People were rebellious in the first part of his reign under
Somerset seen through both the Western and Kett's rebellion although this may have been due
to unpopular religion…

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This essay plan tackles the question of whether Mary and Edward were extreme and unpopular monarchs and it includes a sensible structure and a good level of detail.

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