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Elizabeth I

About this session

GCSE | Subject: History | Topics: Elizabethans, Tudors | Session Type: Depth study

As a princess, Elizabeth was sent to the Tower of London by her half-sister, Queen Mary I. In 1559, Elizabeth returned under very different circumstances for her coronation.

Students will examine the Tower buildings and documentary evidence in order to reflect on how the Tower of London can be used to support their understanding of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

Your workshop includes the following:

  • A welcome talk from a Tower of London expert to enable your students to contextualise their visit
  • A facilitated, interactive tour to actively engage your students with the theme of their visit
  • Student-centred resources designed to be used on-site and back in the classroom
  • Free time to explore the Tower of London either before or after the session

Exam board links:
This session has been designed to complement the study of Elizabeth I’s reign, and particularly the following exam boards:

  • AQA   Paper 2: Shaping the Nation, Section B: Elizabethan England, c1568-1603
  • Edexcel Paper 2: Period study and British depth study B4: Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88
  • OCR B Component group 1 British Depth study The Elizabethans, 1580-1603
  • Eduqas Component 1: British study in depth 1B. The Elizabethan Age, 1558-1603
  • WJEC Unit 1: Studies in Depth - Wales and the wider perspective 1A. The Elizabethan Age, 1558-1603


Booking information

Monday, Tuesday
10.30, 13.00
90 minutes
Up to 35 pupils
£103 plus admission

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