The Tudors History Projects

2 days /1 night


2 days /1 night

Students will develop their understanding of the public dramas and private lives of Henry VIII, his wives and children in the world of the Tudor court through a series of hands-on educational workshops and explore locations that played an integral part of this period such as Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London.

Hampton Court Palace saw use by three mid-Tudor kings and queens over a decade, all with very different aims and agendas.

“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

  • Edexcel Paper 2: Period study and British depth study B3: Henry VIII and his ministers 1509-40.
  • OCR A Component group 1: British Depth study: The English Reformation c. 1520-c.1550.

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 explore the actions of King Henry VIII and his ministers as they reshaped the religious map and the repercussions of those decisions for the court and beyond. 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 I’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.