Subject: History Module Title: The British Civil Wars, 1637-1660 Deadlines: 30th March 2017 2) Assignment Name: Source analysis (The trial and execution of Charles I): ‘Act prohibiting the Proclaiming any Person to be King of England or Ireland, or the Dominions thereof, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed. It is Ordered, That the same be forthwith printed and published. Ordered, That the Act, intituled, An Act prohibiting the Proclaiming any Person to be King of England or Ireland, or the Dominions thereof, be forthwith proclaimed by Serjeant Dendy, Serjeant at Arms, with Sound of Trumpet, in Cheapside, the Old Exchange, and Westminster: And that it be referred to the General, or any other General Officer of the Army, who is a Member of this House, to take care that the same be done accordingly.’ Extract from the Journal of the House of Commons, 30 January 1649 Question: What were the main concerns arising from the trial and execution of Charles I? (2000 words) Module Learning Opportunities Assessed through this Assignment: An understanding of the history of the key political, social, cultural and religious changes in Britain between 1638 and 1660 An understanding of, and the ability to evaluate, a variety of approaches to constructing and interpreting aspects of British history, 1638-1660 The ability to offer valid solutions to historical problems using a range of historical evidence and showing some awareness of the limits of possible knowledge in a given situation The ability to construct fair, coherent, convincing and sustained arguments, using an appropriately wide range of evidence, largely from secondary sources, but including some primary data. Assignment Marking Criteria Understanding: interpretation of the task/question (outlined in the assignment brief) and appreciation of wider historical themes. Evidence of originality of interpretation. You have taken a highly thoughtful approach to the task and have a thorough understanding of the wider historical themes. You have offered a clear and full outline of the relevant historiography. You have included an insightful discussion of some very complex ideas. Knowledge: Outstanding knowledge of the relevant material and issues. Extensive range of sources range, depth of research and an awareness of relevant of secondary and primary evidence. You have demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of a specialised area of historical research. You have shown an unusual range and depth of research with consistently relevant and insightful choice of evidence. Structure: logic and balance of argument (line of reasoning), level of analysis, quality of expression and referencing. Your work demonstrates a thoroughly convincing and elegant line of reasoning leading to well-founded conclusions clearly expressed. Full range of sources used and analysed in a detailed way throughout the work. You have a clear and fluent style. Your work is highly focused and structured. Totally convincing thesis with complete command of method and persuasive conclusions with a compelling written style. Please Note: The essay must include an in-text reference (author, year and page number) and a comprehensive bibliography in Harvard Referencing Style. E.g. In-text Reference; eg (Brown, 1967, p.128) Bibliography; eg Journal article Schütt, M. (1931) ‘The Literary Form of William of Malmesbury's 'Gesta Regum', The English Historical Review, vol. (46), 182, pp. 255 -260 Books Dickens, A, G. (1989), the English Reformation. 2nd edn. London: Batsford Ltd. Duffy, E. (1992), the Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England 1400-1580. United Kingdom: Yale University Press.