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Oxford Revise: Edexcel GCSE History: Henry VIII and his ministers, 1509–40

Revise with confidence for your Edexcel GCSE History exam.

ISBN-10: 1382053770

ISBN-13: 9781382053778

About Oxford Revise: Oxford Revise: Edexcel GCSE History: Henry VIII and his ministers, 1509–40 revision guide 

Oxford Revise Edexcel GCSE History: Henry VIII and his ministers, 1509–40 provides you with all the key information you need to revise and prepare for this British depth study.

Oxford Revise takes you through what to revise and how to do it. Revise your understanding of the knowledge and key concepts you need for your History exam.

Contents list
  1. Henry VIII, Renaissance prince
  2. The rise of Wolsey and his policies
  3. Wolsey, Catherine, the succession, and annulment
  4. Cromwell’s rise to power
  5. Cromwell, the king’s marriages, and government
  6. The fall of Cromwell
  7. The break with Rome
  8. The Reformation
  9. The Pilgrimage of Grace
Revise effectively with Oxford Revise
This guide covers every topic in the Oxford Revise: Edexcel GCSE History: Henry VIII and his ministers, 1509–40 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

Author: James Ball

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.

About James Ball James has worked as a history teacher, head of history and head of humanities in schools in the West Midlands for nearly 20 years. For much of that time, he has authored textbooks alongside his teaching career – including co-authoring OUP’s Edexcel Medicine in Britain student book. He now lives in Copenhagen and writes full-time, authoring textbooks, creating resources and penning educational articles and blogs for numerous publishers, EdTech companies and charities.

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