A-Level

Sessions for Key Stage 5 students

Sessions for Key Stage 5 students

The White Tower's Norman row of windows on it's south side at the Tower of London

The Normans

Charting the arrival and influence of the Normans in England, this session focuses on William the Conqueror's mighty fortress: the White Tower.

A-Level
Subject: History
Topic: Normans
Session Type:
Depth Study

Live interpreters in the Medieval Palace at the Tower of London.

Medieval

Investigate the turbulent years of the Angevin period.

A-Level
Subject: History
Topics: Medieval, Angevins, War and Conflict
Session Type:Depth Study

The Wolsey Closet. Detail of the ceiling richly decorated with gilded Renaissance motifs and coloured badges incorporating the Tudor rose

Wars of the Roses

While the Wars of the Roses raged, the Tower of London was used as a symbol of legitimate rule. 

A-Level
Subject: History
Topics: Medieval, War and Conflict
Session Type:Depth Study

Detail of the stained-glass in the west window showing a likeness of King Henry VIII in the Great Hall. The glass was installed in 1845 to the designs of Thomas Willement.

Henry VIII

As a palace, a prison and a place of execution the Tower of London played a crucial role in re-shaping Henry VIII's England. 

A-Level
Subject: History
Topics: Tudors, Crime and Punishment
Session Type: Depth Study

The Last Moments of Lady Jane Grey by Hendrik Jacobus Scholten.

Mid-Tudor Crisis

The Mid-Tudor period saw the stability of the monarchy thrown into question. The Tower of London was most extensively used as a prison.

A-Level
Subject: History
Topics: Tudors, Crime and Punishment
Session Type: Depth Study

Dress commissioned by HRP from Past Pleasures Wardrobe Department.

Elizabeth I

In 1559, Elizabeth I returned to the Tower under very different circumstances for her coronation after having been imprisoned there by her sister Queen Mary I.

A-Level
Subject: History
Topics: Elizabethans, Tudors
Session Type: Depth Study

Charles I (1600-1649), The young prince wears a russet satin gown with hanging sleeves, trimmed with velvet, embroidered with gold thread and lined with lynx fur.   Sir Anthony van Dyck, Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Civil War

Charles I's reign ushered a long and bloody civil war between the King and Parliament. Once again the Tower was one of the King's most important assets.

A-Level
Subject: History
Topics: Stuarts, War and Conflict
Session Type:Depth Study 

Secondary school students visit Hampton Court

Study Day Partnerships

We offer a number of Study Days for A-Level students in partnership with London Metropolitan Archives, Royal Armouries, National Portrait Gallery and Old Royal Naval College.

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