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Tudor Kitchens Revealed

About this session

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

Running a Tudor Court was a difficult and expensive job. Rivalries simmered in the hot kitchens, as people vied for the best jobs running Henry VIII’s household.

In the heart of the Tudor kitchens, students will explore behind the scenes stories of how the Tudor court was run, who ate what, and the real cost of Henry’s extravagant court.

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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Primary source: Tudor table manners

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