A-Level

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.

Key Stage 5
Subject: History
Topic: Normans
Session Type:
Depth study

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

Medieval

Does the loss of the Tower mean the loss of the country? How did the Angevin kings of England use the Tower to assert their power?

Key Stage 5
Subject: History
Topics: Medieval, War and Conflict
Session Type: Depth study

Wars of the Roses

While the Wars of the Roses raged, the Tower of London was not only a royal palace, but also a symbol of legitimate rule. But can we trust those symbols?

Key Stage 5
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. 

Key Stage 5
Subject: History
Topics: Tudors, Crime and Punishment
Session Type: Depth study

A live interpreter dressed as a Tudor Lady and a Live Interpreter dressed as a Tudor Gentlemen are kneeling on either side of a padlocked chest in the Great Watching Chamber. They are arguing.

Mid-Tudor Crisis

Succession for the taking? The Mid-Tudor period saw the stability of the monarchy and its future legacies thrown into question.

Key Stage 5
Subject: History
Topics: Tudors, Crime and Punishment
Session Type: Depth study

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.

Key Stage 5
Subject: History
Topics: Elizabethans, Tudors
Session Type: Depth Study

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.

Key Stage 5
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.