DUE: Thursday, 15 December, 10am
Compose an essay answering ONE of the questions below. You must show an understanding of the material presented in class as well as you textbook and documents by directly citing information. The paper should be approximately 5 pages in length and must be typed, double-spaced. Your answer should include correct grammar, syntax, organization and referencing
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Late work will be penalized 10% per day except in cases of extended illness or a family emergency.
1. Medieval/Early modern writers often blamed the ills of England on its king. Looking at the kings of England from Edward I through the early Tudors, how much did England in truth depend upon a good king for peace and prosperity?
2. There were a number of lectures on the Hundred Years War and the War of the Roses. What do you see as the most important developments or events during this period?
3. Throughout Europe, the late Middle Ages is often seen as a period of crisis and transition. Examine the problems and challenges of late Medieval England (1250-1500) and how well the government or society dealt with theses.
4. In two different discussions, you have been asked to assess the nature of the English reformation. Looking back from the mid 1600's, how religious and how political was the English reformation? Would you ultimately view it as successful?
5. Discuss how the puritans differed from the Church of England (from the reign of Elizabeth through Charles II. How did this dispute influence 17th century England?
6. While England had numerous rebellions against its kings, the English Civil War was radically different from earlier conflicts in a number of areas. For this essay, examine whether the civil war occurred only because of a set of very specific circumstances or whether this was almost an unavoidable conflict due to long-standing grievances?