Study Day Partnerships

The Normans with London Metropolitan Archives

Examine the Tower buildings and documentary evidence to consider the roles and importance of the White Tower in Norman England.

This study day will also include a session on using contemporary documents from the period at the London Metropolitan Archives.

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Medieval with London Metropolitan Archives

Investigate the Tower of London and consider how the fortress can aid their understanding of the turbulent years of the Angevin period.

This study day will also include a session on using contemporary documents from the period at the London Metropolitan Archives.

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Wars of the Roses with London Metropolitan Archives

Analyse the Tower’s role in cementing the reigns of both Yorkist and Lancastrian kings, through its functions as royal palace, makeshift prison and execution site.

This study day will also include a session on using contemporary documents from the period at the London Metropolitan Archives.

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Civil War with Royal Armouries

If the Tower falls, London falls? The Civil War saw the beginning of significant adjustments to the Tower’s defences as the loyalties of Londoners came under question.

In this session, students will explore the symbolic and physical importance of the Tower through the fluctuating success of the Royalist and Parliamentarian factions.

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War of the Roses with National Portrait Gallery

Analyse the Tower’s role in cementing the reigns of both Yorkist and Lancastrian kings, through its functions as royal palace, makeshift prison and execution site.

This study day will also include a session on using portraiture as historical evidence at the National Portrait Gallery.

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Henry VIII with National Portrait Gallery

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.

This study day will also include a session on using portraiture as historical evidence at the National Portrait Gallery.

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Mid-Tudor Crisis with National Portrait Gallery

The Mid-Tudor period saw the stability of the monarchy thrown into question.

This study day will also include a session on using portraiture as historical evidence at the National Portrait Gallery.

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Elizabeth I with National Portrait Gallery

Students will examine the Tower buildings and documentary evidence in order to support their understanding of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

This study day will also include a session on using portraiture as historical evidence at the National Portrait Gallery.

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