OCR HISTORY AS (H105) Topic Questions

Unit Y131: Alfred and the Making of England 871–1016

Alfred and the Vikings

Alfred and the governance of England

The revival of literacy and learning: the Alfredian Renaissance

Edward the Elder 899–924

Athelstan 924–939

Edmund 939–946, Eadred 946–955 and Edgar 957–975

Aethelred 978–1016

Unit Y132: Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest 1035–1107

Anglo-Saxon England 1035–1066

William of Normandy’s Invasion and the Battle of Hastings 1066

William I and the consolidation of power

William I and the government and administration of England

William II ‘Rufus’ and the consolidation of power and government

William II ‘Rufus’ and the Church

The death of William II ‘Rufus’ and the succession of Henry 1107

Unit Y133: England 1199–1272

John and Normandy

The Baronial Rebellion of 1215

John and the Church

The minority and early years of the reign of Henry III 1216–1232

Henry’s rule 1232–1258

Political Crisis 1258–1263

Simon de Montfort, civil war and reconstruction 1263–1272

Unit Y135: England 1445–1509: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII

The Outbreak of the Wars 1445–1450

The early actions of Richard, Duke of York

War and the defeat of Richard, Duke of York

Edward IV’s first rule and the crisis of 1470–1471

Edward IV and Richard III 1471–1485

Henry VII’s rule in England 1485–1509

Henry VII’s foreign policy 1485–1509

Unit Y136: England 1485–1558: the Early Tudors

The government of Henry VII and threats to his rule

Henry VII’s foreign policy

Henry VIII and Wolsey

The reign of Henry VIII after 1529

The stability of the monarchy

Religious changes

Rebellion and unrest

Unit Y137: England 1547–1603: the Later Tudors

The stability of the monarchy

Religious changes

Rebellion and unrest

Elizabeth and religion

The nature of the Elizabethan Monarchy, Government and Parliament

Elizabeth’s management of financial, economic and social affairs

Elizabethan later years 1588–1603

Unit Y138: The Early Stuarts and the Origins of the Civil War 1603–1660

James I and Parliament

James I and religion

Charles I 1625–1640

Charles I and the victory of Parliament 1640–1646

The failure to achieve a settlement 1646–1649

Commonwealth and Protectorate

The Restoration of Charles II

Unit Y140: From Pitt to Peel: Britain 1783–1853

Pitt the Younger

Lord Liverpool and the Tories 1812–1830

Foreign Policy 1783–1830

Parliamentary reform and the Great Reform Act 1832

Peel and the Conservative Party 1832–1846

Peel and social reform 1832–1846

Peel and pressure groups

Unit Y141: Liberals, Conservatives and the Rise of Labour 1846–1918

Whigs to Liberals

Gladstonian Liberalism

Disraelian Conservatism

Late Victorian politics: Gladstone and Salisbury until 1902

Political issues c.1900–1914

Social issues 1900–1918

Britain at war 1914–1918

Unit Y142: Britain 1900–1951

Political issues c.1900–1914

Social issues 1900–1918

Britain at war 1914–1918

British politics 1918–1929

British domestic politics 1929–1939

Economic issues 1918–1939

Domestic politics 1940–1951

Unit Y143: Britain c.1930–1997

Churchill’s view of events 1929–1940

Churchill as wartime Prime Minister

Churchill and international diplomacy 1939–1951

Conservative domination 1951–1964

Labour and Conservative governments 1964–1979

Thatcher and the end of consensus 1979–1997

Britain’s position in the world 1951–1997

Unit Y233: The Crusades and the Crusader States 1095–1192


The Crusader States in the 12th Century

The Second Crusade


Unit Y237: The German Reformation and the rule of Charles V 1500–1559

The German Reformation 1517–1529 AS INTERPRETATION TOPIC

The spread of Lutheranism 1530–1555, the Schmalkaldic War and Peace of Augsburg AS INTERPRETATION TOPIC

Charles V’s relations with the Ottoman Empire

Charles V’s Wars with France

Unit Y240: Russia 1645–1741

Russia 1645–1698

The reforms of Peter the Great 1698–1725 AS INTERPRETATION TOPIC

Foreign Relations 1645–1725

Opposition and reaction 1645–1741 AS INTERPRETATION TOPIC

Unit Y242: The American Revolution 1740–1796

The development of British hegemony in America

Causes of the American Revolution

The American Revolution 1774–1783

The early Republic 1783–1796

Unit Y243: The French Revolution and the rule of Napoleon 1774–1815

The causes of the French Revolution from 1774 and the events of 1789

The Revolution from October 1789 to the Directory 1795

Napoleon Bonaparte to 1807

The decline and fall of Napoleon 1807–1815

Unit Y245: Italy and Unification 1789–1896

Italy 1789–1847

The Revolutions of 1848–1849 and their aftermath

The Risorgimento and the establishment of a new kingdom of Italy 1850–1861

Italy 1861–1896

Unit Y246: The USA in the 19th Century: Westward expansion and Civil War 1803–c.1890

Westward expansion; causes and impacts

Native Americans

The growth of sectional tension 1850–1861

The Civil War

Unit Y248: International Relations 1890–1941

The causes and nature of the First World War

The Paris Peace Conference, the League of Nations and international diplomacy 1919–1935

Dictators and Appeasers in Europe 1929–1941

The Far East 1918–1941

Unit Y249: Russia 1894–1941

The rule of Tsar Nicholas II

The 1917 Revolutions

The Civil War and Lenin

The rule of Stalin

Unit Y250: Italy 1896–1943

Italy 1896–1915

Italy 1915–1925

Fascist Italy 1925–1943

Foreign Policy of Mussolini

Unit Y251: Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany 1919–1963

The establishment and development of the Weimar Republic: 1919–Jan 1933

The establishment of the Nazi Dictatorship and its domestic policies Feb 1933–1939

The impact of war and defeat on Germany: 1939–1949

Divided Germany: The Federal Republic and the DDR 1949–1963

Unit Y252: The Cold War in Asia 1945–1993

Western Policies in Post War Asia 1945–1979

The Korean War 1950–1953 and its impact to 1977

Indochina 1945–1967

Wars in Vietnam and Cambodia 1968–1993

Unit Y253: The Cold War in Europe 1941–1995

The origins of the Cold War to 1945

The development of the Cold War 1946–1955

The Cold War 1956–1984

The end of the Cold War 1984–1995

Unit Y254: Apartheid and Reconciliation: South African Politics 1948–1999

Establishing Apartheid

The development of Apartheid and growing resistance

The collapse of Apartheid 1978–1989

A New South Africa 1989–1999