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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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Overnight Living History

The Overnight Living History programme makes the most of the lived experience by having children become the crew on the famous voyage. It provides an interactive and entertaining way for children to learn about history through role-playing techniques. Once aboard the ship the children will live the life of a sailor training as a Gunner, Officer, and Barber Surgeon. The new crew will share stories and have their fill of Tudor stew and grog over dinner before preparing to battle the Spanish for their treasure. The evening ends with celebrations of victory on deck with the crew and then bedding down in authentic sleeping quarters. ...

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National Museum Of The Royal Navy in Hartlepool

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

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Ufton Court

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History, SEN, Tudors, Elizabethans

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Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

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

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National Galleries of Scotland

London & South East
History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Music, Art

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. ...

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Tatton Park is one of the UK's most complete historic estates with a range of outstanding spaces, courses and resources for educational use! ...

Learn at Tatton Park

London & South East
History, Tudors, Elizabethans, SEN

Come aboard The Golden Hinde on a voyage of a discovery in to the past! The Golden Hinde provides a wonderful learning opportunity to step back in time and be fully immersed in an authentic Elizabethan environment. ...

The Golden Hinde
Oakham Castle
Oakham Castle

East Midlands
Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, History, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Victorian, SEN

Oakham Castle is a Norman Great hall built between 1180 and 1190 and used for over 800 years as a court. Our Immersive Sandford Award Winning Education Sessions place the children right in the heart of the history they are learning about. ...

Oakham Castle

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