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(In)glorious Revolution

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Key Stage 3 | Subject: History | Topics: Stuarts | Session Type: Route-based

The year is 1688 and Britain has been invaded by a foreign prince. How did this Dutch invasion come to be known as the Glorious Revolution? 

What led the British public to invite a foreigner to rule their country? How did James II’s Catholic views lead to his desertion of the throne?

Students will discover how William’s arrival changed the face of British politics and the role of parliament for centuries, and why Hampton Court was remodelled to rival the French palace of Versailles.

National Curriculum Links
This session supports:

  • Knowing and understanding the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day.
  • Understanding how people's lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
  • Understanding historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions.

Booking information

Monday to Friday
10.30, 11.45, 13.15
One hour
Up to 35 pupils
£93 plus admission

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