Accessibility statement

The Tudors: Power & Religion 1485 - 1603 - CED00070C

« Back to module search

  • Department: Centre for Lifelong Learning
  • Module co-ordinator: JH519
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2023-24

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Spring Term 2023-24

Module aims

This module covers the period from the victory of Henry Tudor at Bosworth to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603. The module will be structured chronologically and cover events such as the Reformations under Henry VIII and Edward VI, the reign of the Catholic Mary I and the Spanish Armada during the reign of Elizabeth I. It will also consider the changes in religious devotion in England after the Reformation and the cult of monarchy.

Module learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the module, students will:

  • Be familiar with the political and religious events during the Tudor dynasty
  • Have an appreciation of some of the main themes of historical enquiry relevant to the period
  • Be able to assess and evaluate a range of historiographical approaches to the period studied.


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

The tutor will give regular individual verbal and written feedback throughout the module on work submitted.

The assessment feedback is as per the university’s guidelines with regard to timings.

Indicative reading

  • Susan Brigden, New Worlds, Lost Worlds: The Rule of the Tudors (London: Allen Lane, 2000)
  • Alec Ryrie, The Age of Reformation: The Tudor and Stewart Realms, 1485-1603 (Harlow: Pearson Longman, 2009)
  • Penry Williams, The Tudor Regime (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979).

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.