Changes in the distribution of political power 1640-1701
(To what extent have pupils understood the changes in the balance of power over the latter half of the seventeenth century?)
(From National Curriculum Council support materials 1992)
The following 0-5 scale is about how much power different groups of people had in the country at a particular time.
In a group, put the number from the scale which you think applies to that person or group of people in that particular year on the table, e.g. if you think the King had all the power in 1649, put 5 under 1649 in the first line across. Discuss your group’s findings with another group.