Monarchy and Power in the Stuart Age: A Study Day for Secondary School History Teachers

The Stuart era is pivotal in British history. Spanning the years 1603 to 1714, it included the greatest British civil war, two revolutions, and eventually the founding of Great Britain itself. It was also a period of intense cultural and intellectual development: Shakespeare was a Stuart for half of his working life; others to shape this century include Milton, Hobbes, Locke and Behn.

This study day is designed to address the needs of History teachers delivering courses on Stuart Britain in light of recent curriculum reforms. The free study day (including lunch), sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, is an opportunity for new and experienced teachers alike to share ideas about teaching the period, and to help inform the content of new learning materials being developed by the project team in association with the Historical Association. It will also help equip teachers to support students undertaking independent research into this period for their A-Level coursework. The interactive day will include sessions led by the members of the Stuart Successions Project and discussion of curriculum changes. Books from the Bodleian Library’s extensive archives will be available for examination.

For more information about the study day, and to to book, please go to the Bodleian Library website.