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Tower of London

Biographies and Key Facts

Biographies and Key Facts

About this learning resource

Format: Power Point Presentation

Download short editable biographies of Significant People at the Tower of London for Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.

Use key facts, activities and historic sources to explore important people linked to the Tower of London. 

  • William the Conqueror
  • Edward V
  • John Blanke
  • Anne Askew
  • Elizabeth I
  • Thomas More
  • Guy Fawkes
  • Issac Newton
  • Colonel Blood
  • Edward Francis
  • Phillis Wheatley
  • Leonora Cohen

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Resource Information

Key Stage

  • KS2 (age 7-11)
  • KS3 (age 11-14)
  • KS4 (age 15-16)
  • KS5 (age 16+)
  • Home Educators
  • International Schools

Subjects

  • History
  • Archaeology

Topic

  • Normans
  • Medieval
  • Tudors
  • Elizabethans
  • Stuarts
  • 20th & 21st Century
  • Diverse Histories

Type

  • Biographies & Fact sheets
  • Before you visit
  • Printable activities

Palace

  • Tower of London
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Editable PowerPoints for lessons

This resource includes an editable PowerPoint ready for educators to adapt, with background notes under each slide. 

Classroom resources

This resource can be used in different ways:

  • displayed on screens as a PowerPoint  
  • adapted to create printable worksheets
  • click on the images within the files to explore the paintings in more detail.

Historic enquiry

This resource supports historic enquiry, using portraits as historical sources. It contains enquiry questions for students plus background notes for teachers.

National Curriculum Links

• Extend and deepen chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, to provide a well-informed context for wider learning.
• Identify significant events, make connections, draw contrasts, and analyse trends within periods and over long arcs of time.

Diverse History

We aim to make resources that are inclusive of gender, ethnicity, disability and social background. We want to support teachers to challenge problematic narratives of people in the past.

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Key Stage

  • Home Educators
  • KS2 (age 7-11)
  • KS3 (age 11-14)
  • KS4 (age 15-16)
  • KS5 (age 16+)
  • International Schools

Subject

  • History

Topic

  • Tudors
  • Elizabethans

Step into the role of advisors and respond to the currency troubles facing England.

Key Stage

  • KS3 (age 11-14)

Subject

  • History

Topic

  • Tudors

How did the Virgin Queen Elizabeth I maintain power?

Key Stage

  • KS4 (age 15-16)
  • KS5 (age 16+)

Subject

  • History

Topic

  • Tudors
  • Elizabethans
  • Crime & Punishment