Navigation and discovery in the 15th and 16th centuries
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Key Stage 2 | Subject: History, Geography | Topics: Tudors | Session Type: Route-based, Classroom-based
Hampton Court is full of silk tapestries, costly spices and other treasures from across the world. Find out about adventurous seafarers and merchants who risked their lives to bring exotic wares to Tudor England.
In this session, a costumed presenter will lead children through the palace to understand how the world changed politically during the Tudor era. Children will look at copies of Tudor navigational maps to develop methods of enquiry and analysis to understand why the Tudors sought to explore, and why they chose the routes they did, in the context of trade, profit and geopolitics.
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This session supports:
Monday - Wednesday
10.45 & 12.45
Up to 35 pupils
£105 plus admission