Elizabeth I History Projects

2 days / 1 nights


2 days / 1 nights

Students will benefit from the opportunity to expand their knowledge of Elizabeth’s life through a series of hands-on educational workshops and explore locations that played an integral part of her life such as the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace.

Students will analyse key events which took place at Hampton Court to reflect wider issues faced by Elizabeth’s rule including succession and marriage and evaluate the impact of Elizabeth’s reign, particularly as a female ruler, on court, government and wider society.

Students will examine the Tower buildings and documentary evidence in order to reflect whether the Tower of London can be used as a barometer of national turmoil through succession crises, assassination plots and religious unrest of this complex queen.

“Helen was absolutely fantastic - she was always happy to help with any queries I had and was very prompt in her replies. I couldn't commend her highly enough.” 


Curriculum focus

  • AQA GCSE A: Elizabethan England 1558-1603
  • Edexcel Paper 2: Period study and British depth study B4: Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88.
  • OCR B Component group 1: British Depth study The Elizabethans, 1558-1603.
  • Eduqas Component 1: British study in depth 1B. The Elizabethan Age, 1558-1603.
  • WJEC Unit 1: Studies in Depth - Wales and the wider perspective 1A. The Elizabethan Age, 1558-1603.

What's included in the trip?

  • Executive coach travel
  • Accommodation on a Half Board basis
  • Educational Session at Hampton Court Palace
  • Educational Session at Tower of London
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Vamoos Travel App
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:8 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Depart school. Visit Hampton Court Palace for an educational session where students will use a range of physical and documentary evidence to explore how Elizabeth I used the Palace to create and consolidate her presentations of power, identity and legacy. Continue on to London. Check into your accommodation and evening meal.

  • Day 2

    Morning visit to the Tower of London for an educational session where students will evaluate the impact of Elizabeth’s reign on society and whether it was a ‘Golden Age’ for her subjects.

    Visit Westminster Abbey, where Elizabeth 1 was crowned queen in 1559 and where she is now buried.


Enhance your trip

  • The Shard was designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano. It has become the tallest building in Western Europe at a height of 1016ft.
  • The Tower of London is draped in history, first established by William the Conqueror and dating back to 1066. It has been the home of the Crown Jewels since the 1100’s. The Tower of London is now a World Heritage Site and one of London’s major tourist must see attractions.