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Hi,
Has anyone done James I for their history coursework? I’m on OCR.
Any advice on places to find sources?
Thanks
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I didn't do coursework on the Stuarts but did study it for my History A-Levels. As for sources, ask your teacher for a reading list (if they haven't given you one) or even ask for one book on the subject. You can use that as a secondary source and it will also direct you to other sources, both primary and secondary (usually, there will be a list of references and you can use that).

In terms of the actual content, I suggest talking about some background very briefly, i.e. what the political atmosphere was like before James I came into power. You can talk about religious attitudes and how James managed to satisfy the wants of various religious groups (aftermath of the gunpowder plot, Hampton Court conference). You can also talk about the financial side, how James wasn't so good at finances and sought Parliament a lot to ask for money. So was he an effective king in the sense of having very short parliaments? There is a lot to say here. I'd talk about religion, finance and politics in the essay. Other than that, good luck!
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(Original post by nightedworld)
Hi,
Has anyone done James I for their history coursework? I’m on OCR.
Any advice on places to find sources?
Thanks
Try jstor and academia.edu (not too sure about the second one, there's a bit of negative buzz about the legitimacy and ethics of that) for secondary sources. Books of course, are a great place to start.

My coursework was modern but our teacher recommended looking through the calendar of state papers for early modern coursework people.
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