about this session
Key stage 4 | Subject: History | Topics: Elizabethans, Tudors | Session type: Depth study
"I may have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king". In this session, students will use a range of physical and documentary evidence to explore how Queen Elizabeth I used Hampton Court Palace to create and consolidate her presentations of power, identity and legacy.
Students will analyse key events and challenges in Elizabethan life, including the succession crisis of 1562, the impact of a female ruler on the Tudor court and the use of Hampton Court to create the image of the invincible queen of the ‘Golden Age’.
- Analyse some of the key events which took place at Hampton Court Palace and explore how they reflect wider issues faced by Elizabeth’s rule.
- Evaluate the impact of Queen Elizabeth I’s reign, particularly as a female ruler, on court, government and wider society.
Exam board links
This session has been designed to complement the study of Elizabeth I’s reign, and particularly the following exam boards:
- AQA, Paper 2: Shaping the Nation, Section B: Elizabethan England, c1568-1603.
- Edexcel, Paper 2: Period study and British depth study B4: Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88.
- OCR B, Component group 1: British Depth study The Elizabethans, 1558-1603.
- Eduqas, Component 1: British Study in Depth 1B. The Elizabethan Age, 1558-1603.
- WJEC, Unit 1: Studies in Depth - Wales and the wider perspective 1A: The Elizabethan Age, 1558-1603.