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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.

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The Golden Hinde


The Golden Hinde is a magnificent reconstruction of Francis Drake's original Golden Hinde, docked in the very heart of historic London. Easily accessible through many transport links, the spirit of adventure blows in from the wonderful views of the Thames. School groups can really get a sense that they are stepping back in time as they board our ship, with educators in period clothing transporting them back on to the high seas during Drake's famous voyage on a tour of the site. The more adventurous students can become the crew of The Golden Hinde on one our Living Histories where they will work, eat and sleep like the sailors of old in a unique museum environment....

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London & South East
Science, History, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, worldwar, SEN


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

Ufton Court

Midlands
English, History, Tudors, Elizabethans


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

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


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

Oakham Castle

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

Immersive Experiences



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

North
English, Maths, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Victorian, worldwar, Design Technology, Food, PSHE, Farm, SEN


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, SEN, Tudors, Elizabethans


Take over The Golden Hinde for a whole night where your group will transform in to the crew of our ship setting sail on a voyage of adventure and piracy. ...

Overnight Living History

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. ...

National Galleries of Scotland


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