Henry VIII

In partnership with National Portrait Gallery

In partnership with National Portrait Gallery

About this session

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

Friday 13 October 2017
Friday 17 November 2017
Friday 12 January 2018
Friday 9 February 2018
Friday 16 March 2018
Friday 20 April 2018
1.5 hours
Up to 35 pupils
£12.35 per pupil
If you plan to bring 15 students or fewer a minimum price of £185 will be charged for your group.

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