The Architect's Design Dilemma

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Format: Video

It's 1714 and the architect John Vanburgh needs your help to decide if Hampton Court is stylish enough for the new king, George I, to keep.

This film is part of a Teacher Toolkit containing activities for schools who book The Architect's Design Dilemma Digital Mission at Hampton Court Palace.

National Curriculum Links

• Encouraging students to use the Hampton Court Palace as a primary source to weigh historical evidence.

Learning Objectives

• Students will understand that evidence is used to interpret history.
• Students will apply primary evidence to question Palace history.
• Students will create their own hypotheses about the Palaces’s history using primary evidence.

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Resource Information

Key Stage

KS2 (age 7-11) Home Educators


History Art & Design English Design & Technology


Georgians Historic Environment


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Key Stage

KS2 (age 7-11)Home Educators


HistoryArt & DesignDesign & TechnologyEnglish


GeorgiansHistoric Environment