My MOOC Journey – Week 4

I have now successfully completed week 4 of my MOOC on ‘The Tudors’ with only 2 more weeks to go.

This week was particularly interesting as it focused on the Tudor monarchs who had relatively short reigns:
  • Edward VI
  • Jane I
  • Mary I
    There was much discussion about the succession following the death of Edward VI and who should be the next monarch. Henry VIII wanted his daughter, Mary, to be the next Queen. Edward VI however did not want this as she was a Catholic so he wrote in his Device of Succession that the next ruler should be Lady Jane Grey, a Protestant.
    Lady Jane Grey only ruled England for 13 days so many people do not regard her as a Queen. The Professors at the University of Roehampton disagree and state that she should be titled Queen Jane I.
    Next week the MOOC starts to look at the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

Related Articles

Do you want to learn Mandarin? 你想学普通话吗?
MFL

Do you want to learn Mandarin? 你想学普通话吗?

Bushey Meads students have been invited to learn Mandarin in an online live language and culture workshop run by student ambassadors from the University of London. Those who...

Posted on by Hilarie Charles
Kindness Thought of the Week – Issue 80
Mind to be Kind

Kindness Thought of the Week – Issue 80

Posted on by Sara Ash - Deputy Headteacher