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Master of Arts (M.A.) in History






Sociological jurisprudence -- History -- Great Britain, Social history, Sociological jurisprudence, Great Britain -- Social conditions, Great Britain -- History



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1 online resource (121 p.)


The social, revolutionary upheavals that frequently exploded on the American scene during the past ten years provided a contemporary, if not sophisticated, framework for the teaching of English history to secondary students. The insights gained from this relational approach emphasized two specific issues during the eras in which England developed into a modern nation: (1) historical events set the stage for social dissatisfaction; and, (2) parliamentary actions reflected the awareness levels that gradually seeped into the social consciousness of the English politic. In isolation, five of these societal insurrections, the Peasant Revolt of 1381, the Ket Uprising in 1549, the Gunpowder Plot in 1605, the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685 and the Jacobin Revolt of 1715 not only focused attention on the prevailing conditions in England at five particular periods of history, but insured a sufficient span of time, 369 years, for a more accurate analysis of revolutionary activity, of changes in legal practices and of an evolution in social consciousness.


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A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in History

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