Monarchy and power in the Stuart Age: a study day for secondary school history teachers

30 January 2016 10.30am 4.30pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


Joseph Hone,


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 day will be organised and led by members of the AHRC-funded project 'The Stuart Successions: fresh approaches to the understanding of history and literature' (, in collaboration with The Historical Association and the Bodleian Libraries.

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 LibraryÂÂÂ’s extensive archives will be available for examination.

The Study Day runs from 10.30am to 4.30 pm and will include a performance of 17th-century songs about politics and the Civil War.

Programme of the Study Day


This event is aimed at teachers in UK secondary schools, who are invited to register for free tickets. You must be registered to attend. 

When you register, please use the 'Special Requirements' section of the booking form to state the name of your school and also to indicate any dietary restrictions.

This event is listed under: Workshops; Free events
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