Crime and punishment in Britain (EDEXCEL)
Teacher Training Day
22nd March 2019

These study units can be used to support the following GCSE British History thematic study unit:

The Norman Conquest (inc. Hereward the Wake / Murder of William Rufus)

Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages

The Murder of Becket

The Peasants' Revolt

The Princes in the Tower

The Reformation of Henry VIII, including the Pilgrimage of Grace

The Gunpowder Plot

The causes and consequences of the English Civil War, inc. the trial and execution of King Charles I

Witchcraft and Witch Trials

The Trial and Execution of Mary Queen of Scots

Crime and Punishment in the Industrial Revolution

Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel Murders

Women's struggle for the vote

Political Concepts (inc. Authority, Legitimacy, Human Rights, Citizenship)

Miscellaneous Worksheets

Defining Crime:
(a) What are the different types of crime?
(b) How and why do different periods define crime in different ways?
(c) How are laws made?
(d) Nature of Crime - Practice Questions

Determining Guilt:
How do we decide if someone is guilty?

Deciding on Punishment:
How has the range of punishments changed over time?
Nature of Punishment - Practice Questions


Magna Carta
Development of Parliament

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