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The Reign of Queen Elizabeth I and the works of Shakespeare

Often referred to by historians as the Golden Era, the period of rule by Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Herny VIII and Anne Boleyn, from 1558 until 1603. The Elizabethan era saw the height of the English Renaissance, expansion of the empire, and military dominance over Spain. For those teaching school history topics, the Elizabethans were a busy lot and kindly provided us with plenty to study.

The monarch at the time Queen Elizabeth ruled over a relatively quiet period, with fewer political and religious troubles. The arts flourished and saw the incredible rise of the theatre, and playwrights such as William Shakespeare who lived in Stratford upon Avon and was married to Anne Hathaway.

Other amazing turning points during the Elizabethan period include the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus, circumnavigation of the globe by Francis Drake and the first attempt to establish a settlement on the east coast of North America.

Elizabethan school trips provide a wonderful opportunity for children to study this period of British history. Visit historical houses, Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon and much more. If you need inspiration for an Elizabethan trip, take a look below or give us a call.

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Crime & Punishment



Let us show you how Crimes and Punishments have changed throughout history. Our executioner will lead you through whistle-stop tour from Roman ages right up to our modern day. The children will explore this topic using drama, artefacts and role-play.

Our Crime & Punishment workshop is great because we give the children a broad understanding of the topic. If you are focusing on any particular aspect of Crime & Punishment through history, let us know! We will always try to include any specifics where possible (time-permitting). This bespoke aspect comes at no extra cost to our regular workshops. We send in a fully costumed character to deliver the workshop to the students giving maximum impact. Teachers often email us to let us know that the children still talk about the workshops after our visits, and the quality of the work they produce when following up in the classroom....

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KS2 - Hand on Tudors
KS2 - Hand on Tudors

History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Significant Individuals, Religious Education

Discover the life of the Charterhouse monastery and the impact Henry VIII had on the monks who lived here. It then became a Tudor mansion so you can learn all about Tudor homes and lives.

Ufton Court
Ufton Court

History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, worldwar, Bushcraft, SEN

At Ufton, we provide engaging history and outdoor learning school trips for Schools across the South East.

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden
Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Geography, Human Geography, History, Medieval, Elizabethans, Monarchs

Famously built to impress Elizabeth I, see the grand buildings Dudley, Earl of Leicester built at Kenilworth Castle, and the recreated Elizabethan gardens. Download the Teachers’ Kit, available from the English Heritage website, with activities to support learning before, during and after your vi

Immersive Experiences
Immersive Experiences

Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, SEN

Immersive Experiences is the UK's leading multi-diciplinary mobile planetariums and sensory learning experiences company. Over 15 subjects | National Curriculum & Common Entrance 13 level | Over 160 programs to suit all ages | SEN/SLD/PMLD




Chatsworth
Chatsworth

Science, Biology, History, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Georgian, Victorian, Art, Farm, SEN

Our new interactive learning experience 'Explore the House' covers a number of historic periods and topics: the learning team will facilitate a visit linked to history or art and design in this interactive 90-minute experience. Bess of Hardwick was a contemporary of Elizabeth I. Bess owned Chatswort

Tudors & Elizabethans Workshop
Tudors & Elizabethans Workshop

English, History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Performing Arts, Dance

COVID-19 OFFER
A totally interactive exploration of Tudor life through Stories, Artefacts, Costumes, Coin Making and a whole lot of 15th and 16th century history.

Creative School Trips
Creative School Trips

Citizenship, English, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Archaeology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Vikings, Medieval, Elizabethans, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Business, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Religious Education, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Sports Centre, Careers, SEN

Visits to Shakespeare's Globe in London, or to Stratford-Upon-Avon offer a unique insight into Elizabethan life, society and culture, where you can visit Shakespeare's birthplace, home, an Elizabethan farm, and other cultural and historic sites around Stratford.

Elizabethans
Elizabethans

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History, Elizabethans, Explorers, Performing Arts

COVID-19 OFFER
During this Drama Hut workshop, meet 'Margaret Russell', a Maid of Honour in the court of Queen Elizabeth I. Begin to explore this phenomenal Queen’s reign and the legacy of the Golden Age of Exploration through improvisation, role play and dance.


Hands on History Online
Hands on History Online

laptop icon online workshop available
History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar

Immersive historical learning experiences take you back in time with fully custom-made experiences.

Crime & Punishment
Crime & Punishment

History, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Elizabethans, Victorian

COVID-19 OFFER
CRIME & PUNISHMENT INTRODUCTION - We start any part of this workshop by giving you a broad overview of the topic. This is then followed by smaller activities that focus on the different era's that we are covering. EARLY MODERN CRIME & PUNISHMENT The children will find out about the B

KS1 - Fit for a Queen: Meet Queen Elizabeth I
KS1 - Fit for a Queen: Meet Queen Elizabeth I

History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Significant Individuals, Religious Education

Fit for a Queen! Queen Elizabeth I has arrived at the Charterhouse on the way to her coronation. Enjoy an audience with the future Queen as a costumed interpreter brings her to life in her first throne room!

Kings, Queens & Castles
Kings, Queens & Castles

English, Geography, Human Geography, Archaeology, History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Design Technology, Performing Arts, Dance, Music

COVID-19 OFFER
A KS1 specific workshop for our younger learners, with a mini museum of artefacts, lots to try on and have a go at. Meet Lady Ingleby and Boris Morris the coin maker to explore life living in a castle. ​ Why were castles built the way they were


Hands on History
Hands on History

History, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Georgian, Industrial, Victorian, Edwardian

Immersive historical learning experiences take you back in time with fully custom-made experiences.

Equity Primary Trips to London
Equity Primary Trips to London

History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Music, Art

COVID-19 OFFER
London has so much to offer for Primary School trips with excursions and attractions that link to all subject areas.Even though this is the biggest capital city in Europe, we choose excursions that are central so it’s easy for groups to travel.

National Galleries of Scotland
National Galleries of Scotland

History, Religious Education, Art, Tudors, Elizabethans, Twentieth Century

Guided tours of the national collection are led by experienced gallery educators. Pupils are encouraged to engage with works of art through activities and discussion.

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