“Henry VIII and the Reformation in England”
Task: Complete a comprehensive analysis of the usefulness and reliability of the above textbook to a historian studying the causes and consequences of the Break with Rome.
Keith Randell is a notable historian who is the founder of the ‘Access to History’
‘Henry VIII and the Reformation in England’
belongs. The creation of the series is of
the motivation that Randell can inspire and pursue a greater understanding of historical events to a wider audience (although aimed at school aged pupils) in a convenient and easy to understand manner.
In Randells book he seeks to explain in more depth about the perceived causes and consequences of the Break with Rome and the Reformation in England, as well as portraying his own perceptions through analysing the work of other historians over the years, although he does create his own unique judgements throughout the book.
Henry VIII the son of Henry VII, took over the throne from his father in 1509 following his death and reigned for the next 38 years up until his death in 1547. Henrys greatest known factor aside from his six wives, that arguably keeps him remembered today, is his decision to Break with Rome after the denial from the Pope of his divorce from Catherine of Aragon. Over time, the reasons for Henrys request of a divorce have been studied and disputed by many historians, along with the associated consequences of the Break with Rome. In Keith Randells book ‘
Henry VIII and the Reformation in England’,
he goes into detail about what
he considers to be the most critical and influential causes and consequences that led to the Break with Rome in an easy to understand manner. This makes the information more attainable for high school students and assists them in gaining a deeper and more intricate view of the history behind the Break with Rome and the English Reformation. ...
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