Tudor Prisoners at the Tower

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Which Tudor monarch kept the most prisoners? Using the most up-to-date records, explore the numbers of prisoners kept at the Tower of London throughout the Tudor period.

National Curriculum Links

• The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745.

Learning Objectives

• Students will explore the changing use of the Tower of London as a prison across the Tudor period.
• Students will be able to link key events during the reign of the Tudors to the number of prisoners they kept.

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Key Stage

KS3 (age 11-14) KS4 (age 15-16) KS5 (age 16+)

Subject

History

Topic

Tudors Crime & Punishment

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Palace

Tower of London

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