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I'm currently doing A2 history coursework and the question is 'To what extent did popular rebellions pose a serious threat to the Tudor monarchy in the years 1485-1603?'

Has anyone done this coursework and can give me some advice?

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Edit: Has anyone done this or a similar essay that they can pm me?
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I'm currently doing A2 history coursework and the question is 'To what extent did popular rebellions pose a serious threat to the Tudor monarchy in the years 1485-1603?'

Has anyone done this coursework and can give me some advice?

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I haven't done this coursework but I'm quite familiar with the period. I would probably start by stating your point of view and having a clear line of argument throughout the essay. I'd also try to create a more nuanced point of view; for example, you could argue that Henry VII was more threatened by rebellions than other Tudor rulers etc., but obviously that's up to you
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I would split it into each monarch (Edward separate into Somerset and Northumberland as Somerset had more serious rebellions), how threatened each were by rebellions and compare.
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This will sound silly but:

First of all remember the key phrase is 'To what extent'. You HAVE to therefore maintain a sense of debate throughout the essay, sometimes people try and ignore the whole 'argument' thing until the conclusion.

Secondly, another massive key word is 'popular' rebellions. How do you distinguish popular from non popular (can you?). Is it that clear cut? Is popular at the time different to popular today (how we remember and view it?).

I don't do History, but I am doing A2 English Literature. I hope this helps
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You could establish that they were all under threat, but then explore that it was for different reasons in each monarch's reign? For example the religious motivation of Pilgrimage of Grace in Henry's reign vs socio-economic motivation of Kett's in Edwards vs Mary's decision to marry Phillip in Wyatt's rebellion. What was different about those time periods that may have affected the motivations for the rebellions, and did those circumstances make them pose a more significant threat?

You could discuss whether or not religiously motivated rebellions like the PoG or Western rebellion were more serious than ones which had other motivations like Wyatt's/Kett's. Whatever you do, just try to make your conclusion more than a yes or no kind of thing!

EDIT: I wouldn't do it monarch by monarch like some people have suggested. Then there's a risk you'll go about it chronologically! Try and take a thematic approach like religion/socio-economic etc and you'll reach higher marks
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1485-1603 is over 100 years...
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(Original post by Deepak96)
I'm currently doing A2 history coursework and the question is 'To what extent did popular rebellions pose a serious threat to the Tudor monarchy in the years 1485-1603?'

Has anyone done this coursework and can give me some advice?

Thanks

Edit: Has anyone done this or a similar essay that they can pm me?
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