Imprisonment, Execution and Escape

Elizabethan religious upheaval

Elizabethan religious upheaval

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Key Stage 3 | Subject: History | Topics: Crime and Punishment, Elizabethans, Tudors | Session Type: Route-based

In this session students will hear exciting stories of the Tower’s dark Elizabethan history.

They will question why were people in trouble for being the ‘wrong’ religion; they will investigate the spaces used as Tudor prison cells. Was it possible to escape?

You will be guided around the Tower to investigate the unique conditions in which Elizabethan religious prisoners lived and died.

National Curriculum Links

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
Mondays to Fridays
10.30, 12.00, 13.30
Duration
One hour
Capacity
Up to 35 pupils
Price
£93 plus admission

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