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Insight into Henrician Reformation for History Students

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Insight into Henrician Reformation for History Students

Notre Dame’s A-level History students enhanced their understanding of the religious changes during Henry VIII’s reign thanks to a tailor-made lecture from Dr Katharine Carlton on January 26.

The Henrician Reformation is an important aspect of our students’ Tudors modules, studied across both years of their A-level course. Dr Carlton, a lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, used a thought-provoking, interactive presentation to discuss in detail the main causes of the reformation. Our students made the most of this opportunity to analyse the key figures involved in these events, with a particular focus on the role of women. The lecture also included an insight into how to answer exam-style questions on the topic.

At the end of her lecture, Dr Carlton answered questions from the audience, allowing for the further development of our students’ knowledge and understanding.

After the event, one of our students said, “The lecture this morning allowed me to learn more about the Reformation under Henry VIII's reign and gave me an insight into a real history lecture, which was an interesting and educational experience. The questions presented to us were useful in terms of our revision for our exams.”

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