Hampton Court in context: reading the historic environment

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Key Stage 4 | Subject: History | Topics: Tudors, Stuarts, Georgians | Session Type: Depth study

Royal grandeur or grace and favour? Hampton Court remains a magnificent palace reflecting Tudor, Baroque and Victorian architectural tastes and needs.

In this session students will explore the palace and its historic artefacts to analyse the changing functions and use of Hampton Court Palace over time.

This depth study asks students to critically examine primary source material including both physical and written evidence to test how far this iconic palace reflects the changes in local and national history and the role of the monarchy itself.

Learning Objectives
Students will:

  • Review a range of primary evidence to consider the importance of Hampton Court as a royal palace across time.
  • Study the specific value of physical primary evidence and how it creates debate and contrasting arguments about history.

Exam board links
This session has been designed to complement the Historic Environment requirement, and particularly the following exam boards:

  • OCR B Component Group 2: History Around Us: Historic Environment
  • AQA Paper 2: Shaping the Nation, Section B: British Depth Studies (Historic Environment).

Booking information

Monday to Friday
10.30, 13.00
2.5 hours
Up to 35 pupils
£190 plus admission

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