Imprisonment, execution and escape
About this session
Key stage 3 | Subject: History | Topics: Tudors, Elizabethans, Crime and punishment | Session Type: Route-based
Taking a look inside the spaces used as prison cells, students will discover signs of prisoners' treatment, their beliefs and their methods of potential escape. Through the unique conditions in which Elizabethan religious prisoners lived and died, students will hear the stories of some of the real people affected by the shifting tides of religion during this turbulent period in British history.
- Investigate why people were imprisoned and punished for religious reasons during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
- Consider how and why the experiences of different prisoners varied at the Tower of London during the Elizabethan period.
National Curriculum links
This session supports:
- The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745.
- Understanding how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
- Understanding historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and using them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends and frame historically-valid questions.