King Beneath the Armour

About this session

Key Stage 2 | Subject: History, English | Topics: Tudors | Session Type: Exploring Evidence, classroom based

This classroom-based session examines one of England's most famous kings, none other than Henry VIII himself: king, sportsman and Tudor superstar!

Led by a costumed presenter, children will handle Henry VIII's replica armour and discover more about the man behind the metal.

This session especially supports skills of historical interpretation and enquiry, using a range of sources and testing their validity to construct a deeper understanding of Henry VIII.

Learning objectives
Children will:

  • Know that physical artefacts can tell us a lot about a person.
  • Understand how Henry VIII’s armour is linked to important periods in his reign.
  • Appreciate why the various pieces of armour are made the way they are.

National Curriculum Links
This session supports:

  • Extending chronological knowledge of significant events in British history beyond 1066.
  • Developing skills of historical interpretation and enquiry.
  • Using a range of sources and testing their validity to construct a deeper understanding of Henry VIII.

Booking information

Availability
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10.30, 12.00, 13.30
Duration
One hour
Capacity
Up to 35 children
Price
£95 plus admission

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