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1  starter activity Any ideas what might be going on in this picture?

2  starter activity Elizabeth Barton the Holy Maid of Kent lived in Aldington (near Port Lympne Safari Park) at the time of Henry VIII Read about her life and highlight the things that showed she supported the old faith. In a different colour highlight the reasons she had to die  Why was she so influential?

3 How much opposition was there to the Reformation? TBAT explain the nature & extent of opposition to the Ref. To assess whether More was a saint or a sinner  Learning objectives  Key words: friars dissent perjury proscribed colporteur

4  Your task Read about how people in the Church opposed the Reformation on p For each category (religious orders, Fisher & More) take notes on what they did, what happened to them and give them a threat rating out of five Read about how people in the Church opposed the Reformation on p For each category (religious orders, Fisher & More) take notes on what they did, what happened to them and give them a threat rating out of five

5 Religious order Itinerant preachers who could spread dissent quickly – friary next to Greenwich Palace Itinerant preachers who could spread dissent quickly – friary next to Greenwich Palace Observant Houses closed down Observant Houses closed down Friars imprisoned & tortured Friars imprisoned & tortured 18 members of Charterhouse executed or starved to death 18 members of Charterhouse executed or starved to death Threat: low – not united Threat: low – not united Friar

6 John Fisher, Bp of Rochester, innit Opposed Royal Supremacy & supported Catherine Opposed Royal Supremacy & supported Catherine Refused to swear Oath of Succession Refused to swear Oath of Succession Executed Executed Threat: high – in correspondence with Chapuys, CV’s ambassador Threat: high – in correspondence with Chapuys, CV’s ambassador

7 Thomas More Refused to agree to Supremacy Act Refused to agree to Supremacy Act Threat: high/sever – well-connected & respected Threat: high/sever – well-connected & respected

8 Moscow show trials, How similar or different were the trials of Fisher & More?

9  Your task Read the two accounts of More’s life on p.109 and discuss the questions in the Skills Builder box. Read the two accounts of More’s life on p.109 and discuss the questions in the Skills Builder box.

10  Your task Study the information on More on p and complete a scales chart with evidence he was either a saint or a sinner (a man of principle or harsh, cruel & intransigent) Study the information on More on p and complete a scales chart with evidence he was either a saint or a sinner (a man of principle or harsh, cruel & intransigent)  Include notes on what historians have said about his reputation and why  Include notes on what historians have said about his reputation and why

11 Saint Didn’t believe king had always been head of Church Didn’t believe king had always been head of Church Respected humanist, renowned scholar – Utopia offered a vision of a reformed Church Respected humanist, renowned scholar – Utopia offered a vision of a reformed Church More hadn’t sought the Chancellorship and his views on the Great Matter were already known More hadn’t sought the Chancellorship and his views on the Great Matter were already known Tried to retire from public life – Henry insisted he took the Oath (1534) Tried to retire from public life – Henry insisted he took the Oath (1534) Evidence against him from Sir Richard Rich was perjured & jury rigged Evidence against him from Sir Richard Rich was perjured & jury rigged Spirited defence in court – Parliament had no right ‘to bind men’s consciences’ Spirited defence in court – Parliament had no right ‘to bind men’s consciences’ Reputation for excessiveness exaggerated by Protestants, e..g Foxe, ‘Book of Martyrs’ Reputation for excessiveness exaggerated by Protestants, e..g Foxe, ‘Book of Martyrs’

12 Sinner Merciless persecutor of heretics Merciless persecutor of heretics Obvious successor to Wolsey – i.e. ‘old school’ Obvious successor to Wolsey – i.e. ‘old school’ Created index of proscribed books Created index of proscribed books Applied full severity of Star Chamber against distributors of Tyndale’s Bible in English – public mockery Applied full severity of Star Chamber against distributors of Tyndale’s Bible in English – public mockery Reputation for saintliness exaggerated, e.g.– Robert Bolt, ‘Man for All Seasons’ Reputation for saintliness exaggerated, e.g.– Robert Bolt, ‘Man for All Seasons’

13 This House believes that Thomas More was more sinner than saint.

14  Extension task Complete a fact file on John Fisher. Include notes on: Complete a fact file on John Fisher. Include notes on: His early life His early life His viewson the Great Matter His viewson the Great Matter His achievements as Bishop of Rochester His achievements as Bishop of Rochester His grisly fate His grisly fate

15  Homework Construct a plan to answer the question, ‘Do you accept the view that More was a cruel man with little compassion for others?’ using Sources N,O P on p.112. Construct a plan to answer the question, ‘Do you accept the view that More was a cruel man with little compassion for others?’ using Sources N,O P on p.112.

16 How much opposition was there to the Reformation? TBAT explain the nature & extent of opposition to the Ref.  Learning objectives  Key words: friars dissent perjury


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