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A Place fit for a Queen.

It is 1583. The Lord Chancellor, Sir Christopher Hatton, has finished building Holdenby Palace, the largest house in Elizabethan England. He awaits the visit of Queen Elizabeth I. Our lively Tudor days encourage children to see how different people lived as Tudor characters take them through a range of activities:

  • Herbs - health, smells, superstitions and the Plague.
  • Cooking - diets of the rich and the poor in Tudor England.
  • Pike drill - watch as children are turned from a rabble to trained infantry.
  • Architecture - compare Holdenby Palace to that of the Cruck Cottage.
  • Archery - find out about the role of the archer and practice archery yourself.
  • Calligraphy - learn about Tudor schooling and how to write with a quill pen.
  • Felt making - from fleece to fabric; make a piece of felt.
  • Heraldry - how to recognise friend or foe. Design your own shield.
  • Tudor Games – play the games of Tudor children.

This covers various aspects of the National Curriculum KS2 and KS3.