Elizabeth I History Projects
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.
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What's included in the trip?
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.
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.
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