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Five brilliant history resources for exploring the past

Learning about history doesn't need to be boring. Our online resources will take you on an adventure into the past, wherever you are in the world.  

Here are five top history resources that will keep your kids learning AND smiling while you're staying home together. Parental participation optional! 

Costumed interpreters dressed as Sergeant of the Cellar, Kitchen Clerk and Master Cook

1: Game: Undercover Time Explorer: Tudor Kitchens Game

Step into the shoes of a Tudor servant and help to plan a feast for Henry VIII. But be careful! You must avoid being caught as an imposter.

Suitable for primary school students.

Illustration of John Gerard as he climbs down a rope to the river where a man in a boat awaits him.

2. Game: Story Shuffle: Tower of London Game

The history of the Tower of London has been jumbled up. Unscramble the stories and find out when in history they took place.

Suitable for primary school students, in particular Key Stage 2.

John Gerard at the Tower of London praying with a rosary.

3. Fun Kids: Locked Up in The Tower of London

Explore 1,000 years of history at the Tower of London in this Fun Kids podcast series, complete with colourful animations and fascinating facts about the Tower.

Suitable for Key Stage 2 primary school students. 

Tracey Tooley investigating Hampton Court Palace with Tudor figures from history.

4. Video series: Tracey Tooley Investigates... Henry VIII

Join intrepid reporter Tracey Tooley in this Tudor-tastic video series, and investigate what really drove England’s most infamous monarch, King Henry VIII!

Suitable for secondary students, in particular Key Stage 3. 

Two actors dressed as Bishop Gundulf and a detective as part of the schools video 'The Scoop: White Tower Report' about the Normans and the building of the White Tower and its political, cultural, religious, and military impact on London. The films are available on HRP YouTube.

5. Video series: The Scoop!

Welcome to The Scoop! Join Jezebel Factsman and her team of historical experts to uncover how the Normans constructed the White Tower in this fact-finding and myth-busting series.

Designed to support students studying the Norman Conquest as part of the GCSE AQA syllabus.

Curriculum-based learning resources

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Looking for more resources to use at home with your children?

Browse all of our curriculum-based learning resources covering 1000 years of history, including the Tudors, Georgians and Victorians.

You'll find resources for Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5 and SEND.

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