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About this session

Key Stage 2 | Subject: History, English, Drama  | Topics: Tudors | Session Type: Route-based

It is early 1544 and there is a new queen at court: King Henry VIII's sixth bride, Katherine Parr. Accompanied by a courtier well-acquainted with the new queen, children will hear about the momentous lives (and deaths) of Henry VIII's wives.

Take a tour of locations connected with King Henry's previous wives and help Katherine prepare for the role of Henry’s next queen.

Learning objectives

Children will:

  • Learn about the wives of King Henry VIII and the nature of royal marriage in the Tudor period.
  • Better understand the importance of the role of the court in Tudor times.

National Curriculum links

This session supports:


  • A post 1066 study of relevant local history.
  • The lives of significant individuals (King Henry VIII).

Booking information

Monday - Friday
10.30, 12.00, 13.30
60 minutes
Up to 35 children
£95 plus admission

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Henry VIII's six wives

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