Kenilworth School

History - Early Modern preparation


Early Modern History:

Core books:

 “Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII, 1399-1509” (Edexcel)

“Luther & the German Reformation, 1517-55” (Access to History)


Helpful programmes / documentaries:

David Starkey: “Monarchy” series – episode 6 (“Death of a Dynasty”), episode 7 ( “The Crown Imperial”), episode 8 (“King & Emperor”), episode 9 (“The Shadow of the King”), episode 10 (“The Stuart Succession”)

David Starkey: “Henry VIII – Mind of a tyrant” series

Lucy Worsley: “Secrets of the 6 wives” series

(all the above are freely available on Youtube)


Areas to investigate for good background knowledge:

The Reign of King Edward III

Richard II and the deposition

Henry V and battles against the French (e.g. Agincourt)

The causes of the Wars of the Roses

Richard III and the Princes in the Tower