Royal Responsibility: for King or Country?

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: Henry VIII's sixth bride, Catherine Parr.

Accompanied by a courtier well-acquainted with the new Queen, students will hear about the momentous lives (and deaths!) of Henry VIII's wives. Children will visit sites around the Tower connected with Henry's previous wives.

Learning objectives
Children will:

  • Increase knowledge and understanding of the chronology of Henry VIII’s marriages.
  • Better understand the importance of marriage to monarchy and nobility in the Tudor period.
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of the importance of the role of the court in Tudor times.

National Curriculum links
This session supports:

  • Extending chronological knowledge of significant events in British history beyond 1066.
  • Developing historical enquiry skills.
  • Developing chronological awareness and understanding of historical events and the impact that significant figures have made on our country's past.

Booking information

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

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Henry VIII's Six Wives

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