Thursday 14th May- 4W Topic: The Reformation

Hello year 4! So far in topic we have learned that Henry VIII was a ruthless king who often got his own way! Today we will learn about ‘the reformation’ and how this made Henry one of the most formidable monarchs in Britain’s history!

BRONZE: Look at the comic below:
1) What was the reformation?
2) Thinking about what we’ve learned so far, why do you think Henry did it?

SILVER: Reformation facts- TRUE or FALSE?
Watch the horrible histories clip. Then read each statement and label it TRUE or FALSE.

  1. Henry VIII stole from the monasteries to raise money so that he could buy armies to go to war with France.
  2. When Henry set up the church of England, he made himself the spiritual leader of 600 monasteries.
  3. Thomas Cromwell and Henry made up that the monks were sinners who deserved to be punished (so that they could take all of their riches).
  4. Thomas Cromwell ordered his soldiers to destroy all Catholic religious texts they found.
  5. Bones in coffins were useless and wouldn’t make any money so they left them alone.
  6. Henry stole and sold the monk’s land, sold the bricks from the monastery walls to peasants and even melted the lead (a type of metal) to make bullets for his army!
  7. Henry was a generous and merciful ruler.
Horrible Histories Video for SILVER task.

GOLD: A Tudor Historical Source
Henry VIII Stole the land belonging to the monasteries and sold it to rich lords. Look at the images of the documents and read the information below.
1) Which religious building did the land originally belong to before Henry took it?
2) How would Richard Leveson know for certain that this document was sent by the king?
3) Name two ways Henry VIII has been made to look powerful on this document.

This document is an example of ‘letters patent’. It is a public, written order, from the King Henry VIII, granting the lands of Lilleshall Abbey to a rich merchant, Richard Leveson, after the dissolution of the monasteries.

At the bottom of the document you can see the royal seal. Seals were used on most documents in the past, to keep them closed and to prove that the document really was from the person who
sent it. The Great Seal was special – it belonged to the monarch and all important business that the monarch did had a Great Seal attached.


Henry enthroned. This drawing is in ink, on parchment. The portrait is within his initial ‘H’ and shows Henry sitting on a throne, holding the symbols of his power, the orb and sceptre. See how slim he looks! This is because at this time, Henry was a younger and healthier king.

41 thoughts on “Thursday 14th May- 4W Topic: The Reformation

  1. Bronze

    1)The Refoformation was when Henry and his soldiers burned down the Catholic Churches and monasteries, and he had also took their money and land.

    2) I think Henry might have done it because he wanted to do something, but the Catholic Churches would not allow him to do it.

  2. BRONZE
    1)The reformation was that they burnt Catholic churches , monestries and stole there land and money
    2) Henry stole them because he wanted power and wealth to win the war of France
    SILVER
    1) True
    2) False
    3) True
    4) True
    5) False
    6) True
    7) False
    GOLD
    The buildings belonged to Monks
    Richard Leveson new the letter was from Henry because it had an H with a royal seal
    2 ways that makes him look powerful was because there was a picture of him with the special symbols on his hand

  3. BRONZE
    1)The reformation was that they burnt Catholic churches , monestries and stole there land and money
    2) Henry stole them because he wanted power and wealth to win the war of France
    SILVER
    1) True
    2) False
    3) True
    4) True
    5) False
    6) True
    7) False
    GOLD
    The buildings belonged to Monks
    Richard Leveson new the letter was from Henry because it had an H with a royal seal
    2 ways that makes him look powerful was because there was a picture of him with the special symbols on his hand

  4. Bronze
    ********************************
    1. the reformation was a period In the tuder time
    2. I do think Henry did it because he was trying to buy something with the
    money.
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    Silver
    ********************************
    1.true
    2.false
    3.true
    4.true
    5.true
    6.true
    7.true
    8.false
    ********************************

  5. Bronze
    1.Reformation is a time period when Henry VIII and his soldiers stole money and land after they burnt down monasteries and catholic churches.
    2 Henry VIII did this for power, wealth and to raise enough money for an army to war with France.
    Silver
    1. True
    2. False ( he had 800)
    3. True
    4. True
    5. False ( bones were sold as sacred relics)
    6. True
    7.False ( he was mean and lied about the monks saying they were sinners and selling there stuff)

    • Gold
      1Monasteries belonging
      2 red seal from the king letter H with a picture showing him sitting on the thrown.
      3 Picture with him holding sceptre and orb and the monarch seal.

    • Mikloaj- Henry VIII didn’t blow up churches, he burned them down and perhaps used a few cannons. The questions also asked you WHY Henry VIII did this.
      Listen to the video and check number 5 again- true or false?

  6. Bronze
    1) Reformation is a time period when Henry and his soldiers burnt down Catholic Churches and monasteries and took all their money and land .
    2) I have learnt that reformation is a process in which reforming or re making new process .
    Reformation means making to something with the intention of setting it back on the right path.
    Silver
    1 it is true that Henry VIII stole from the monasteries to raise money so that he could buy armies to go to war with France.
    2. False
    3.true
    4. True
    5.false
    6.true
    7.false

  7. Bronze
    Reformation in history is the act of reforming
    Because He wanted a son and Cathrine of Aragon gave him a daughter.
    Silver
    True
    False
    True
    True
    True
    True
    False

    • Good Umaiza, have a look at number 5 again please, watch the video again, what do they say in the video about bones (relics)? Answer in full sentences too please.

  8. Bronze

    1. Henry vii burnt the church down and took the land and money.
    2. He did for money, power and to have war with France.

    Silver

    1. True
    2. False
    3. True
    4. True
    5. True
    6. True
    7. False

    • Good Rajbir, have a look at number 5 again please, watch the video again, what do they say in the video about bones (relics)? Answer in full sentences please.

  9. BRONZE
    REFORMATION IS HENRY AND HIS SOLDERS BUNT DOWN CATHLIC CASTLE
    SILVER: Reformation facts- TRUE or FALSE?
    1.Henry VIII stole from the monasteries to raise money so that he could buy armies to go to war with France.
    True
    2. When Henry set up the church of England, he made himself the spiritual leader of 600 monasteries.
    False
    3. Thomas Cromwell and Henry made up that the monks were sinners who deserved to be punished (so that they could take all of their riches).
    True
    4.Thomas Cromwell ordered his soldiers to destroy all Catholic religious texts they found.
    True
    5. Bones in coffins were useless and wouldn’t make any money so they left them alone.
    False
    6. Henry stole and sold the monk’s land, sold the bricks from the monastery walls to peasants and even melted the lead (a type of metal) to make bullets for his army!
    True
    7. Henry was a generous and merciful ruler.
    false

    • Nice to see you on here Hajrah, make sure you comment on all of the blogs that you have missed too. Have a go at the Gold challenge too please.

  10. Bronze:
    1)Refomation was when Henry VIII burnt down the Catholic churches and took over their land and money.

    2)I think Henry burnt down the Catholic churches because they wouldn’t let him divorce his first wife Catherin of Aragon.

    Silver:
    1)True he did steal monastries so he can raise enough money to build an army.

    2)True Henry dod make himself the spiritual leader of the church of England.

    3)True Henry didand Thomas did made up that the monks were sinners and deserved to be punished.

    4)True Thomas Crkwell did order his soldiers to destroy all the Catholic books they found.

    5)False bomes in coffins were worth a lot of money and were not useless.

    6)True Henry did. steal and sell the monks land.

    7)False Henry was a selfish evil leader and was not mercifulmor generous at all because he stole the monks land and had a war with France!

    Gold:
    1)The buildings belonged to the monks before Henry took it.
    2)Richad Leveson knew for certain that the letter was from the king because it had the letter H and had also got a royal seal.
    3)Two ways that made Henry looked powerful was because he had a sceptre and orb.

    • Great as always Aamina, for question 1 for Gold you were correct that the building belonged to Catholic monks originally, but can you find the name of the building in the text?

  11. Bronze
    1) What was the reformation?
    The reformation was when Henry and his soldiers burnt down the Catholic Church.
    2) Thinking about what we’ve learned so far, why do you think Henry did it?
    Henry did this to divorce Catherine of Aragon and to raise money for the war with France.
    Silver
    Henry VIII stole from the monasteries to raise money so that he could buy armies to go to war with France. True
    When Henry set up the church of England, he made himself the spiritual leader of 600 monasteries. False
    Thomas Cromwell and Henry made up that the monks were sinners who deserved to be punished (so that they could take all of their riches). True
    Thomas Cromwell ordered his soldiers to destroy all Catholic religious texts they found. True
    Bones in coffins were useless and wouldn’t make any money so they left them alone. False
    Henry stole and sold the monk’s land, sold the bricks from the monastery walls to peasants and even melted the lead (a type of metal) to make bullets for his army! True
    Henry was a generous and merciful ruler. False
    Gold
    1) Which religious building did the land originally belong to before Henry took it?
    It belonged to Lilleshall Abbey.
    2) How would Richard Leveson know for certain that this document was sent by the king?
    He would know because it had a Great Seal on the front of the letter.
    3) Name two ways Henry VIII has been made to look powerful on this document.
    Because he put a picture of himself on the letter (thin) holding powerful
    objects and symbols in his hands.

  12. Bronze
    1.It means they practise action on the period .
    2.He did to divorced his wife first one .
    Silver
    1.That is true .
    2.That is false .
    3.That is true.
    4.That is true .
    5.That is True .
    6.That is true .
    7.That is false

    • Great Alina, have a look again at number 5, is it true or false? Take a look at the video again please,what do they say in the video about bones (relics)?. Challenge yourself to complete the Gold challenge, you can do it.

  13. GOLD
    1)It belonged to the monks the building was later called Church of England.
    2) He knew because there was a seal at the bottom of the documents.
    3) He has been shown sitting on throne and holding the symbol of his power, the orb and sceptre. And he looks slim making him look more healthier as a king.

  14. BRONZE
    1) Reformation was a period in history where Henry and his soldiers burnt down Catholic churches and monasteries.
    2) He did this because the pope would not allow him to divorce his wife.
    SILVER
    TRUE he did steal the money to buy armies to go to war with France.
    FALSE because he was a leader of 800 not 600 monasteries.
    TRUE they did make up rumours to take all the riches off them.
    TRUE they did destroy all the religious text.
    FALSE because they looked like bones but we’re actually relics which could be worth something.
    TRUE they did steal and sold them.
    FALSE no he was not generous or merciful ruler.
    GOLD

  15. SILVER

    1] Henry VIII stole from the monasteries to raise money so that he could buy armies to go to war with France.
    It’s True.

    2] When Henry set up the church of England, he made himself the spiritual leader of 600 monasteries.
    It’s False.

    3] Thomas Cromwell and Henry made up that the monks were sinners who deserved to be punished (so that they could take all of their riches).
    It’s True.

    4] Thomas Cromwell ordered his soldiers to destroy all Catholic religious texts they found.
    It’s True.

    5] Bones in coffins were useless and wouldn’t make any money so they left them alone.
    It’s False

    6] Henry stole and sold the monk’s land, sold the bricks from the monastery walls to peasants and even melted the lead (a type of metal) to make bullets for his army!
    It’s True.

    7] Henry was a generous and merciful ruler.
    It’s False.

    GOLD

    1] Which religious building did the land originally belong to before Henry took it?
    Church Of England.

    2] How would Richard Leveson know for certain that this document was sent by the king?
    Maybe if he asked him if he did it.

    3] Name two ways Henry VIII has been made to look powerful on this document.
    By looking rich and strong.

    • Correct silver answers Zaid- well done!
      Read the text on the gold challenge and have another think about your answers.
      1-The religious building belonged to Catholic monks originally, can you find the name of the building in the text?
      2- You need to read the paragraph about the ‘seal’.
      3- How is Henry made to look rich and strong? Read the text.

      • CORRECTION FOR GOLD

        1] Which religious building did the land originally belong to before Henry took it?
        It belonged to Lilleshall Abbey.
        2] How would Richard Leveson know for certain that this document was sent by the king?
        He would know because it had a Great Seal on the front of the letter.
        3] Name two ways Henry VIII has been made to look powerful on this document.
        Because he put a picture of him on the letter holding powerful
        objects and symbols in his hand.

  16. BRONZE:
    1. The reformation was a movement within Western Christianity in 16th century.
    2. He did it so he can steal their land and money!
    SILVER:
    1. This statement is true.
    2. This statement is false.
    3. This statement is true
    4. This statement is true
    5. This statement is false
    ( I did the rest in my HW book.)

  17. Bronze
    1.It means they practise action on the period .
    2.He did to divorced his wife first one .
    Silver
    1.That is true .
    2.That is false .
    3.That is true.
    4.That is true .
    5.That is True .
    6.That is true .
    7.That is false

    • Bolu, check your bronze answers please -they don’t make sense. You nearly got them all on silver! Just check number 5- what do they say in the video about bones (relics)?

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