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Henry to Mary: A Religious Rollercoaster MLD

about this session

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

In the Tudor period, religion was a hotbed of revolution. The rollercoaster of religious changes led to widespread confusion and turmoil, impacting both the royal family and their subjects. 

This session has been especially adapted for students with moderate learning difficulties and is delivered by an SEN-trained presenter. Students will explore primary evidence from the buildings of Hampton Court Palace. They will analyse the impact of changes in religion during the period of King Henry VIII and Queen Mary I in one of the key locations where religious and political decisions were made. 

Learning objectives 
Students will: 

  • Understand that Tudor Monarchs were either Catholic or Protestant 
  • Analyse the impact this would have had on someone of a different religion to the current monarch 
  • See how these constant changes are reflected in the architecture and art of Hampton Court Palace 

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

Also available on Tuesday 27 June, and Tuesday 11 July as part of our new Schools only Tuesdays. See the plan and book page for more information.

60 minutes

35 students

£100 plus admission

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