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History of the Kings and Queens of the British Isles

There are few school history topics as fascinating or as jam packed with exciting stories as the history of the British monarchy. From the early Anglo Saxon kings who sought to bring the country together following the power vacuum left by the retreat of the Romans, through the Kings and Queens of the Middle Ages and all their excesses, to the Glorious Revolution of 1688 where King James II was deposed and our nation became the Constitutional Monarchy that exists to this day.

The changing power of the monarchs is a really popular topic at KS2. Key moments include: the invasion by King William I and his subsequent feudal reorganisation of land and power; King John's Magna Carta in 1215 which led to the establishing of parliament. We can also help if your topic is aimed at an individual monarch, perhaps Henry VIII or Queen Elizabeth I, at KS1, or if you are digging deeper into a topic like the dissolution of the monasteries or the wars of the roses at KS3. Whatever your British monarchs topic, let us know what you are hoping to learn about and we will find you the perfect trip or workshop.

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1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield



Step back in time to the Norman Conquest and bring the curriculum to life at 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield. Learn about the most famous date in English history while walking in the footsteps of King Harold and William the Conqueror.

Bring learning to life outside of the classroom. Children can explore and learn for themselves at a ‘real’ historical site, developing their enquiry skills and independence, as well as key historical knowledge. A visit to 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield is ideal for education groups of all ages and abilities, and with downloadable learning resources and hazard information, and free on-site resources, it’s easy to plan a visit with your group in mind....

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Tudor Workshops
Tudor Workshops

History, Tudors, Monarchs

COVID-19 OFFER
During this Tudor workshop the children will : Create images from the period, including a royal banquet, a game of jousting and a gory scene of crime and punishment. Learn a traditional ‘Pavane’ dance often performed in Henry VIII’s court. Explore the politics and religious beliefs of the

Leeds Castle
Leeds Castle

English, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors, Monarchs, Victorian, Beyond Living Memory, Local History, Performing Arts, Art, SEN

Leeds Castle offers a new workshop entitled Monarchy and More (upper KS1 and KS2). Focusing on the monarchy at Leeds Castle since 1066 and looking to its future. The children will dress up and play the roles of kings, queens and other royal figures. Includes a tour of the Castle.

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

History, Romans, Medieval, Tudors, Monarchs, Significant Individuals, SEN

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.

Hands on History Online
Hands on History Online

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.




The Troublesome Tudors
The Troublesome Tudors

History, Tudors, Monarchs, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
An Elizabethan visits your school to spill the beans on Henry VIII's life, wives & executions. Then proceeds to gossip about Elizabeth I's reign and what has Sir Walter Raleigh brought back from the Americas. Find out by book the workshop.

1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield
1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

Geography, Human Geography, History, Saxons, Medieval, Monarchs, Performing Arts, Religious Education

Step back in time to the Norman Conquest and bring the curriculum to life at 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield. Learn about the most famous date in English history while walking in the footsteps of King Harold and William the Conqueror.

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden
Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

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

Kenilworth Castle has been a major medieval military stronghold, a royal palace, and an inspiration to writers and artists. It's the perfect destination to bring learning outside of the classroom and cover a range of curriculum subjects.

Chatsworth
Chatsworth

English, Science, Biology, History, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Georgian, Victorian, Art, PSHE, 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. Royal portraits and objects can be included in this learning experience.


Tudors & Elizabethans Workshop
Tudors & Elizabethans Workshop

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

COVID-19 OFFER
If you would like a focus on the Kings and Queens of The Tudor Dynasty we can focus on life at court - or you can explore the differences between those who were close to the king and those who remained as peasants. Who was in charge? what did they believe? Who were Henry's Wives? Why did he want a s

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