Henry VIII

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

The reign of Henry VIII saw cataclysmic changes for both church and nation. 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. 

Students will examine the Tower buildings and documentary evidence to consider how the Tower of London can support their understanding of the reign of King Henry VIII.

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 Henry VIII’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 - Y106: England 1485–1558: the Early Tudors
  • WJEC - Unit 1 (AS): Option 1: Government, rebellion and society in Wales and England C.1485-1603 and Unit 3 (A2): Poverty, protest and rebellion in Wales and England, c.1485-1603

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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