The Changing Power of Kings and Queens

About this session

Key Stage 2 | Subject: History, English (spoken language) | Topic: Victorians, Stuarts | Session Type: Route-based

What powers do you have as a queen or king? Travel through time at Kensington Palace to discover how the English monarchy has changed over the centuries.

Led by a costumed presenter, children will explore the lives of those who lived at Kensington Palace, including Queen Victoria, William and Mary, as well as many others.

Designed to develop children’s chronological understanding of British history, this session covers a range of time frames that helps it to fit into any unit of study that explores the monarchy post-1066.

Learning Objectives
Children will:

• Explore the changing role of the monarchy in terms of the balance of power with Parliament.
• Explore the significance of KP through the ages.
• See Kensington Palace as a royal residence, designed to impress and entice.

National Curriculum Links
This session supports:

• Investigating a theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066.
• Constructing informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.
• Noting connections, contrasts and trends over time and developing the appropriate use of historical terms.

Booking information

Availability
Tuesday, Thursday
10.30, 11.45, 13.15
Duration
60 minutes
Capacity
35 students
Price
£95 per session (free student admission)

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