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Edward VI crushes religious opposition
This clip describes the rebellion against Edward V1's religious changes and its brutal suppression. The message was clear: Catholicism would not be tolerated. The clip then examines how far people really accepted Protestantism after this date and how far they simply kept their heads down. Evidence of people's wills suggests that one third accepted the changes, one third was against them and one third uncommitted. Edward's death aged 18 put this last third to the test.
Scotland: Mary Queen of Scots and The Scottish Reformation
Put students in the position of opinion pollsters in 1553, the year of Edward's death. Ask them to draw up a questionnaire to be put to the people of England to find out who really thinks what about the religious changes of the last two kings.
This clip is also suitable for use with AS/A2 classes.
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