The King Beneath the Armour

About this session

Key Stage 2 | Subject: History, English | Topics: Tudors | Session Type: Object-Handling

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, students will handle Henry VIII's replica armour and discover more about the man behind the metal.

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.

Learning  outcomes

  • To know that physical artefacts can tell us a lot about a person.
  • To understand how Henry VIII’s armour is linked to important periods in his reign.

Booking information

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10.30, 12.00, 13.30
One hour
Up to 35 students
£93 pounds plus admission

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