Wars of the Roses

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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.

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
Monday, Tuesday
10.30, 13.00
Duration
1.5 hours
Capacity
Up to 35 pupils
Price
£12.58 per pupil

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

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