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Welcome to Made by History

“We are not makers of history; we are made by history.” Martin Luther King Jr.

This site is intended to share resources and my thoughts on struggles and successes of teaching secondary history.

I will also be writing about my own interests which include social history, colonisation, decolonisation and more than a healthy dose of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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Resources to widen the Tudor World at A-Level (OCR & AQA)

Recent events have rightly heightened consciousness of the need to provide more representative and expanded curriculum in history. Quite rightly discussion has been had about GCSE and A-Level specifications, their breadth, depth and focus. Here are the ways I have worked within the confines of the AQA & OCR Tudors specifications to build representation andContinue reading “Resources to widen the Tudor World at A-Level (OCR & AQA)”

Towards ‘Race’ and slavery: bridging the gap between the Tudors and the so-called ‘Respectable Trade’

The debate surrounding the construction of ‘race’ in the early modern period is a complex and rapidly expanding field of historiography. The very usefulness of the term ‘race’ within the field is in and of itself debated. The term ‘race’ in the early modern period could at once refer to lineage, family or status andContinue reading “Towards ‘Race’ and slavery: bridging the gap between the Tudors and the so-called ‘Respectable Trade’”

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