A level sessions

Hampton Court Palace will be closed for filming from Monday 20 September to Friday 24 September.

Detail of Henry VIII stained glass from the west window in The Great Hall

Mid-Tudor crisis

Using the building and contemporary sources, students will analyse elements of the apparent crises of the Mid-Tudor period.

Key stage 5
Subject: History
Topics: Tudors
Session Type: Depth study

View of the ceiling detail of the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace

What was the driving force of the English Reformation

Analyse Henry VIII’s own personal faith, the rollercoaster of shifting dogma and factions and the people who held different sway over the King’s action.

Key stage 5
Subject: History
Topic: Tudors
Session Type: Depth study

Detail of a stained-glass window showing the figure of Cardinal Wolsey

The rise and fall of Thomas Wolsey

Students will use the remaining traces of Wolsey’s palace, alongside contemporary opinions of Wolsey, to analyse how the Cardinal presented himself and his relationship with King Henry VIII.

Key stage 5
Subject: History
Topic: Tudors
Session Type: Depth study

Tracey Tooley investigating Hampton Court Palace with Tudor figures from history.

Learning resources

Looking for resources to use in the classroom with your students?

Browse all of our curriculum-based learning resources covering 1000 years of history, including the Tudors, Georgians and Victorians.

You'll find resources for Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5 and SEND.