History - Elizabethans

The Reign of Queen Elizabth 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.

Popular Elizabethan History Trip March 2019

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

‘I took my class to visit the site today. We booked three separate activities throughout the day: History detectives, Bosworth soldier and the guided tour through the exhibition. I would highly recommend the soldier and the exhibition tour to any school looking to visit and anybody with a keen int...

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Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre tells an internationally important story within the landscape in which the battle took place. Richard III's death signified the beginning of the powerful Tudor dynasty which changed the face of England. ...
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Shakespeare's Family Homes

Shakespeare's Family Homes

Step back in time with a visit to Shakespeare's Family Homes in Stratford-upon-Avon. Get a sense of what life would have been like for Shakespeare and his family. Our Learning team run a huge range of programmes for groups of all ages and abilities. ...
Shakespeare's Family Homes

Theatre Workshop

Theatre Workshop

Theatre Workshop have been visiting schools for over 25 years with fun filled active workshops. Our workshops certainly have the WOW factor and will get you pupils scrabbling for the internet to research for themselves. Book NOW ...
Theatre Workshop

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

A day trip to the stunning Isle of Wight is only a short ferry crossing away! With only a small stretch of water between you and the island, the Isle of Wight offers a truly unique experience and can be reached in as little as 12 minutes! ...
Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent



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