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King Henry's Court

about this session

Key stage 2 | Subject: History | Topics: Tudors | Session type: Route-based

Taking place on the Tudor route and led by a costumed presenter, this session encourages children to use the palace as a primary source. They will explore the notion of hierarchy and status within the Tudor court and how these are reflected in the buildings of the palace.

This session develops children’s historical enquiry skills, highlighting that we can use architectural features and furnishings to understand the rank and status of those who would have used and occupied the lower and upper parts of the palace.

Learning objectives

Children will:

  • Understand hierarchy and status within the Tudor court and how these are reflected in the buildings of the Tudor Palace.
  • Learn about the function and roles in a Tudor court.
  • Develop methods of historical enquiry through using the palace as source material to understand how evidence is used to make historical claims.

National Curriculum links

This session supports:

  • Exploring a theme in British history that extends chronological knowledge beyond 1066.
  • Understanding the methods of historical enquiry and how evidence is used to make historical claims.
  • Understanding how knowledge of the past is constructed through sources.

Booking Information

Availability 
Wednesday - Friday
10.30, 11.45, 13.15

This session is also available on our Schools only Tuesdays:

2024

Tuesday 24 September
Tuesday 22 October
Tuesday 26 November   

2025

Tuesday 25 February
Tuesday 25 March
Tuesday 20 May
Tuesday 8 July 

Duration 
60 minutes 

Capacity 
Up to 35 children 

Price 
£104 plus admission 

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