Why do people live in Floodplains?

A lot of people would never even consider living in a floodplain, but, despite the obvious hazard of floods, living in a floodplain can have some advantages for those that settle there. Here are some reasons why there may be settlements near floodplains. Floodplains are areas of flat land. This means that they are easy… Continue reading Why do people live in Floodplains?

Have you been Enlightened yet?

The Enlightenment  During the 1500/1600s,The Scientific Revolution transformed the way people looked at the world. This led to a revolution in thinking called ‘The Enlightenment’ There were a number of Enlightenment Thinkers during this period in the 1600s. Check them out below! Thomas Hobbes (England) Hobbes wrote a book called ‘Leviathan’. In this book, he shared what… Continue reading Have you been Enlightened yet?

Scientifically Revolutionised!

  The Scientific Revolution took place during the years 1500-1700. The scientific revolution was a time when there were many changes in science and modern and new science was discovered and developed. Scientists started to question accepted beliefs and make new theories based on experiments. People for looking for evidence and proof instead of just believing… Continue reading Scientifically Revolutionised!

Counter Reformation

The Counter Reformation, or the Catholic Reformation, was an attempt by the Catholic Church to reform itself and also try to stop the spread of the Protestant religions that had emerged (Luther, Calvin..). The Catholic Church wanted to win back the people that they had lost and fix the problems in the church. The Counter… Continue reading Counter Reformation

Reformers Reform What?

This post will introduce you to the idea of the Reformation, what it was, who was involved and what kind of changes actually happened. The Reformation was a time when religious changes happened to fix problems with the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church, at the time, were quite corrupt and the priests lived life with a… Continue reading Reformers Reform What?

Top Tips for Studying

Studying can be very daunting, especially at the end of the year when you have to learn everything for every subject. Even if you haven’t been working hard all year, studying well can make a difference. Here are my top tips.   Get organised! There is no point in trying to study when you’re notes… Continue reading Top Tips for Studying

Renaissance Moves North

  The previous blog post was about the Renaissance and where it began, but these ideas did not just stay in Italy, they began to spread North into other areas of Europe. Over time, the Renaissance began to expand its borders and move North through Europe.This happened because of people moving but also because of… Continue reading Renaissance Moves North