War of the Roses and Henry VII

In partnership with London Metropolitan Archives

In partnership with London Metropolitan Archives

About this session

A-Level | Subject: History | Topics: Medieval, War and Conflict | Session Type: Depth Study

While the Wars of the Roses raged, the Tower of London was used as a symbol of legitimate rule. 

Both Yorkists and Lancastrians were imprisoned and killed within its walls. With this in mind, students will examine the Tower buildings and documentary evidence to consider how the fortress can help support their understanding of the Wars of the Roses and the reign of Henry VII.

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 the Wars of the Roses and Henry VII, and particularly the following exam boards:

  • AQA- 2B: 'The Wars of the Roses, 1450-1499'.
  • Edexcel - Paper 3: Option 30: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII, 1399–1509.
  • OCR - Y105: England 1445–1509: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII (Enquiry topic: Wars of the Roses 1445–1461).

Booking information

Thurs 25 January 2018
Thurs 8 February 2018
3.5 hours
Up to 35 pupils
£11.35 per pupil
If you plan to bring 13 students or fewer a minimum price of £148 will be charged for your group.

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