The Tower of London is closed on 24-26 December 2017 and 01 January 2018.

The King Beneath the Armour

About this session

Key Stage 2 | Subject: History | 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

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

Book Your School Visit

Session Notes for Teachers

Essential info for your visit.

Download Teacher Notes
}