The English Reformation

King Henry VIII King Henry VIII Where does British history start? We have decided to start in the 1500s. Not that nothing important happened before – far from it! Some of these earlier events and periods are dealt with in chapter 7, while others are mentioned retrospectively in this text text.

Moreover, the 16th century is not a bad place to start in British history – it is here that the country first emerges in its role as a world power.

Read more in Access to English: Social Studies, pp. 19-22. Then do the tasks in the textbook and on this website.