You start by getting your students to look at Thomas Hobbes Leviathan (yes, really, but only a quote and the book cover).
Having worked out that Hobbes believed in a strong monarch, you introduce your students to Nenner who suggests that change in political power took place in the 18th century. He stated. that it was the trial of Charles I that was the turning point in this change.
Your students analyse his view by assessing the changes that took place and evaluating some key turning points. The end by writing to a response to Nenner explaining to what extent they agree with his view
- Lesson presentation: PowerPoint
- Lesson write-up: PDF
- Worksheet 1: PDF
- Worksheet 2:PDF