The English Reformation
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The English Reformation

A survey course covering the English Reformation, one of the most pivotal periods in English and world history.
4.8 (8 ratings)
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Gain a basic understanding of the English Reformation
  • Learn why the English Church broke from Rome
  • Understand the historical significance and the reasoning behind the Reformation
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Requirements
  • Any knowledge of modern western civilization is helpful, but not required
  • 9th grade reading level
Description

English history expert and native Brit Dr. Bernard Carpenter provides an examination of one of the most pivotal and well documented events in world history. This course covers the English Reformation that resulted in the country's break with Rome. It will introduce you to the real people such as Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn who have inspired plays, television series, films and art since the time of Shakespeare.

The materials provided in this course include:

  • Eight, high-quality video lectures complete with historical paintings, graphics and maps
  • Eight quizzes to accompany each video lecture
  • Written text corresponding to each lecture including a downloadable PDF textbook

Course Outline:

  1. INTRODUCTION: This section will set up the English Reformation and give background on the Protestant reformation that preceded it
  2. THE KING'S GREAT MATTER: A brief history of the origins of the Tudor dynasty and the marriage between Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon
  3. KATHERINE QUEEN OF ENGLAND: Henry VIII demands an annulment from Catherine of Aragon who was unable to provide the male heir he desired while Anne Boleyn catches his eye
  4. "THE KING'S GREAT WHORE" and "PLAIN JANE": Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII's love quickly cools ending with Anne on the scaffold and a third wife for Henry VIII in Jane Seymour who provides him with a male heir
  5. "MALLEUS MONACHORUM" and "THE FLANDERS MARE": Henry's Lord Chancellor Thomas Cromwell earns the title "Hammer of the Monks" and marriages number four and five for Henry don't last long
  6. RELIGIOUS TURBULENCE: Henry VIII's death leaves the throne in turmoil when his male heir Edward VI dies young, Catholics and Protestants battle for control of England

  7. MARY OF SCOTLAND and “THE VIRGIN QUEEN”: Elizabeth I proves to be a great monarch while her luckless cousin Mary, Queen of Scots is forced to flee religious turmoil

  8. CONCLUSION: A summary of the English Reformation and its lasting legacy in England and the world

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with an interest in Modern Western Civilization
  • Those interested in the history of the Catholic Church
  • History students
  • Those interested in the origins of England's Anglican Church
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction and the Protestant Reformation
2 Lectures 15:13

This video lecture will set up the English Reformation and give background on the Protestant reformation that preceded it.

Video: INTRODUCTION and the PROTESTANT REFORMATION
08:23

This section of text will set up the English Reformation and give background on the Protestant reformation that preceded it.

Text: INTRODUCTION and the PROTESTANT REFORMATION
06:50

This is a quiz covering the Protestant Reformation and the introduction to the course.

Quiz: INTRODUCTION and the PROTESTANT REFORMATION
5 questions
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THE KING’S GREAT MATTER
2 Lectures 23:35

This lecture covers the origins of the Tudor dynasty and details the marriage of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.

Preview 12:50

A brief history of the origins of the Tudor dynasty and the marriage between Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.

Preview 10:45

A quiz covering the beginning of the Tudor Dynasty and the start of the English Reformation.

Quiz: THE KING'S GREAT MATTER
5 questions
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KATHERINE QUEEN OF ENGLAND
2 Lectures 16:34

Henry VIII demands an annulment from Catherine of Aragon who was unable to provide the male heir he desired while Anne Boleyn catches his eye.

Video: KATHERINE QUEEN OF ENGLAND
12:57

Henry VIII demands an annulment from Catherine of Aragon who was unable to provide the male heir he desired while Anne Boleyn catches his eye

Text: KATHERINE QUEEN OF ENGLAND
03:37

Quiz: KATHERINE QUEEN OF ENGLAND
5 questions
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“THE KING’S GREAT WHORE” AND “PLAIN JANE”
2 Lectures 19:37

Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII's love quickly cools ending with Anne on the scaffold and a third wife for Henry VIII in Jane Seymour who provides him with a male heir.

Video: “THE KING’S GREAT WHORE” AND “PLAIN JANE”
12:19

Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII's love quickly cools ending with Anne on the scaffold and a third wife for Henry VIII in Jane Seymour who provides him with a male heir.

Text: “THE KING’S GREAT WHORE” AND “PLAIN JANE”
07:18

This quiz covers Henry's break with Rome and the fall of Anne Boleyn.

Quiz: “THE KING’S GREAT WHORE” AND “PLAIN JANE”
5 questions
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“MALLEUS MONACHORUM” AND “THE FLANDERS MARE”
2 Lectures 21:34

Henry's Lord Chancellor Thomas Cromwell earns the title "Hammer of the Monks" and marriages number four and five for Henry don't last long.

Video: “MALLEUS MONACHORUM” AND “THE FLANDERS MARE”
12:22

Henry's Lord Chancellor Thomas Cromwell earns the title "Hammer of the Monks" and marriages number four and five for Henry don't last long.

Text: “MALLEUS MONACHORUM” AND “THE FLANDERS MARE”
09:12

This quiz covers the lecture on the "High Cost of a Dynasty."

Quiz: “MALLEUS MONACHORUM” AND “THE FLANDERS MARE”
5 questions
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RELIGIOUS TURBULENCE
2 Lectures 22:43

Henry VIII's death leaves the throne in turmoil when his male heir Edward VI dies young, Catholics and Protestants battle for control of England.

Video: RELIGIOUS TURBULENCE
12:14

Henry VIII's death leaves the throne in turmoil when his male heir Edward VI dies young, Catholics and Protestants battle for control of England.

Text: RELIGIOUS TURBULENCE:
10:29

This quiz covers the rise of Elizabeth I.

Quiz: RELIGIOUS TURBULENCE:
5 questions
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MARY OF SCOTLAND AND "THE VIRGIN QUEEN"
2 Lectures 23:26

Elizabeth I proves to be a great monarch while her luckless cousin Mary, Queen of Scots is forced to flee religious turmoil.

Video: ​MARY OF SCOTLAND AND “THE VIRGIN QUEEN”
15:16

Elizabeth I proves to be a great monarch while her luckless cousin Mary, Queen of Scots is forced to flee religious turmoil.

Text: ​MARY OF SCOTLAND AND “THE VIRGIN QUEEN”
08:10

This quiz covers the life of Mary, Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I.

Quiz: ​MARY OF SCOTLAND AND “THE VIRGIN QUEEN”
5 questions
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Conclusion
2 Lectures 10:19

A summary of the English Reformation and its lasting legacy in England and the world.

Video: CONCLUSION
06:33

Text: CONCLUSION
03:46

This quiz covers the conclusion of the English Reformation.

Quiz: CONCLUSION
5 questions
About the Instructor
Dr. Bernard Carpenter
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History Professor

Dr. Bernard Carpenter grew up in the United Kingdom and taught history at Providence Academy for nine years. For six of those years he served as chairman of the History Department. He received a Ph.D. in Modern European History from Boston College, where he also taught a variety of history survey courses and upper level classes for history majors. During his twenty-year teaching career, he has also worked as a private tutor and taught at several public and private universities and colleges, including Wheaton College, and most recently the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. He am currently teaching the history of the Catholic Church in the permanent diaconate program for the Diocese of Duluth. Whilst at Providence, He designed the curriculum for ninth- and twelfth-grade history, and is at present writing accompanying e-textbooks and filming complementary lectures for a projected online course for Providence eLearning.