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Oxford Revise Edexcel GCSE History: Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000-present

Learn everything you need to know about your thematic topic, Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000-present. You will cover all of the areas you need to do well in your Edexcel GCSE History exam.

ISBN-10: 1382040407

ISBN-13: 9781382040402

About Oxford Revise: Edexcel GCSE History: Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000-present revision guide 

Revise the full specification for this thematic topic for the GCSE Edexcel History exam.

All key knowledge is clearly covered in one book. Your learning will be supported by case studies of crime and punishment from Medieval England right up to Modern Britain.

Retrieval questions help you check what you can remember. Exam practice questions and model answers will give you plenty of exam practice.

Contents list

Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000-present

  1. Medieval England: criminal activity
  2. Medieval England: law enforcement and punishment
  3. Medieval case study: the influence of the Church
  4. Early modern England: criminal activity
  5. Early modern England: law enforcement and punishment
  6. Early modern case studies: Gunpowder Plotters and Matthew Hopkins
  7. Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain: criminal activity
  8. Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain: law enforcement and punishment
  9. Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century case studies: Robert Peel and Pentonville Prison
  10. Modern Britain: criminal activity
  11. Modern Britain: law enforcement and punishment
  12. Modern case studies: Conscientious Objectors during the First World War and the Derek Bentley case
  13. Historic Environment: Living in Whitechapel
  14. Historic Environment: Policing in Whitechapel
Revise effectively with Oxford Revise

This guide covers every topic in the Edexcel GCSE History: Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000-present course in depth, using clear, easy-to-understand language. Key terms boxes highlight the important words and language that you need to understand and help you to use them confidently. Revision tips give you quick ways to understand the core concepts and practice remembering them.

Each chapter has lots of exam-style questions for you to practice. These are designed to build your confidence, consolidate your knowledge and stretch your understanding. Exam tips show you how to interpret questions, what you need to do in your answers, and give you advice on how to get as many marks as possible.

The Oxford Revise approach

Oxford Revise uses a clear three-step method to get you ready for your exams.

Step 1: Knowledge – learn the facts
Everything you need to know in each chapter is summarised in an easy-to-follow Knowledge Organiser.

Step 2: Retrieval – check you’ve retained the knowledge
Quick-fire recall questions and answers make sure you have learned the knowledge you will need for your exams.

Step 3: Practice – complete questions in the style of the final exams
Practice applying your knowledge and skills with plenty of exam-style questions, featuring hints and tips from revision and subject experts.

Our expert authors
Series editor: Aaron Wilkes

Aaron Wilkes
Kat O’Connor

About Aaron Wilkes

Aaron has over 25 years’ experience working in schools as a teacher, department, and faculty leader.

He also leads the PGCE Secondary History course at the University of Warwick and is published widely as a school textbook author, mainly for Oxford University Press.

He is the co-creator/owner of an online History journal (practicalhistories.com) and is involved with the BBC as an Educational Consultant for their Bitesize and Teach platforms.


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