Study Day - Wars of the Roses

In partnership with National Portrait Gallery

In partnership with National Portrait Gallery

About this session

Key Stage 5 | Subject: History | Topics: Medieval, War and Conflict | Session Type: Depth Study

While the Wars of the Roses raged, the Tower of London stood as a symbol of legitimate rule. But can we trust those symbols?

In this session, students will 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.

Students will examine the Tower buildings and documentary evidence to evaluate how far they can trust both the physical remains and the layers of different interpretations, past and present, relating to this period of civil discord.

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

Exam board links

This session has been designed to complement the study of the Wars of the Roses, and particularly the following exam boards:

AQA

  • Unit 2B: 'The Wars of the Roses, 1450-1499'.

Edexcel

  • Paper 3 Option 30: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII, 1399–1509.

OCR

  • Unit Y105: England 1445–1509: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII (Enquiry topic: Wars of the Roses 1445–1461).

Booking information

Availability
Friday 11 Oct 2019
Friday 1 Nov 2019
Friday 7 Feb 2020
Friday 27 March 2020
Friday 3 April 2020
Duration
4.5 hours (10.30-15.00)
Capacity
Up to 35 students
Price
£12.58 per student

If you plan to bring 11 students or fewer a minimum price of £151 will be charged for your group.

Please contact us on 020 3166 6646 to check availability and arrange a booking.

Session notes for teachers

Key information for your school visit to the Tower of London.

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