Espionage

About this session

Key Stage 3 | Subject: History | Topics: Crime and Punishment, First World War | Session Type: Route-based

Would you execute a spy? Students will face this decision when re-enacting the 1914 trial of the first spy shot at the Tower.

They will analyse contemporary evidence before concluding whether the defendant Carl Hans Lody deserved to be executed. Was his guilt on the charge of war treason a foregone conclusion? Was he actually a German spy or was just an officer completing his duty?

This session explores the Tower's unique, and often forgotten, First World War history.

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Students will:

  • Know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  • Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions
  • Understand how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world

Booking information

Availability
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10.30, 12.00, 1.30
Duration
60 minutes
Capacity
Up to 35 pupils
Price
£93 plus admission

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Chronology: Espionage in the First World War

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Key characters: Espionage in the First World War

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