Who Killed the Princes in the Tower?

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Key Stage 3 | Subject: History | Topics: Medieval | Session Type: Route-based

It's 1485, two years after the mysterious disappearance of the young sons of Edward IV. Their uncle, Richard, is now King Richard III . The people of England want answers. What has happened to the princes in the Tower?

In the role of lords and ladies from around the country, your students will get the chance to put their questions to the king, and try to discover what happened to the two princes.

National Curriculum Links

This session supports:

  • Knowing and understanding 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.
  • Understanding 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
  • Understanding how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.

Booking information

Availability and Times
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10.30, 12.00, 1.30
Duration
One hour
Capacity
Up to 35 pupils
Price
£93 plus admission

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