Elizabeth I

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

As a princess, Elizabeth was sent to the Tower of London by her half-sister, Queen Mary I. In 1559, Elizabeth returned under very different circumstances for her coronation.

Students will examine the Tower buildings and documentary evidence in order to reflect on how the Tower of London can be used to support their understanding of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

The workshop includes a short lecture and a subject specific tour of the Tower of London.

Exam board links:
This session has been designed to complement the study of Elizabeth I’s reign, and particularly the following exam boards:

  • AQA - 1C The Tudors: England, 1485–1603.
  • Edexcel - Paper 1, Option 1B: England, 1509–1603: Authority, nation and religion and Option 3, Paper 3: Themes in breadth with aspects in depth Option 31: Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485–1603.
  • OCR - Y107 England 1547–1603: the Later Tudors (Enquiry topic: Mid Tudor Crises 1547–1558).
  • WJEC - Unit 1 (AS): Option 1: Government, Rebellion And Society In Wales and England C.1485-1603 Unit 4 (A2): Part 2: Challenges facing Mary and Elizabeth c.1553-1570.


Booking information

Monday, Tuesday
10.30, 13.00
1.5 hours
Up to 35 pupils
£12.35 per pupil
If you plan to bring 11 students or fewer a minimum price of £148 will be charged for your group.

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