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Global influences: Elizabethan links to the wider world

about this session

Key stage 3 | Subject: History | Topics: Elizabethans, Tudors | Session type: Route-based

How does Hampton Court Palace reflect England’s role in global discovery and colonialism during the Elizabethan Age?

Exploring themes including food, fashion and palace interiors, students will investigate global cultural influences on Hampton Court and the Elizabethan world, discovering evidence that the exchange of goods and even people went right to the heart of the Tudor court.

Learning objectives

Students will:

  • Investigate Hampton Court Palace as a source of evidence of global cultural influences on the court of Queen Elizabeth I.
  • Explore the Elizabethan world and its associations with historical slavery and colonialism.

National Curriculum links

This session supports:

  • The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745.
  • Understanding historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and using them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends and frame historically-valid questions.
  • Understanding how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.

Booking Information

Wednesday - Friday
10.30, 11.45, 13.15

Schools only Tuesdays
Tuesday 27 February
Tuesday 19 March
Tuesday 21 May
Tuesday 25 June
Tuesday 9 July

60 minutes

Up to 35 students

£100 plus admission

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