SEND | Henry to Mary: a religious rollercoaster

Updated 2 July. Following government guidance, some of the outdoor spaces at Hampton Court Palace are now open Wednesday-Sunday. Palace interiors will re-open 17 July. The Magic Garden and Maze remain closed. Please read our visit information

About this session

SEND | Subject: History, Religious Education | Topic: Tudors, Religion | Session Type: Route-based

In Tudor England, religion changed with such frequency and suddenness, that it must have been like riding a rollercoaster. These changes caused turmoil for rich and poor alike.

The session will look at the ride the people of England had to endure as a result of all these changes, and use the evidence of Hampton Court Palace itself to understand what lay behind such turbulent times.

The session is delivered by a presenter skilled in supporting students with special educational needs. It is based entirely on route, in the public areas of Hampton Court Palace, and includes the following:

  • Walking the route taken by monarchs as they progressed through the palace and visiting spaces where important decisions were made
  • Interactive game charting religious change during the Tudor era
  • Looking at art and architecture from the time

Learning objectives

Students will:

  • Learn about religious change during the Tudor period
  • Look at how a building can tell us about events in the past
  • Investigate why people were resistant to so much religious change

Please note that the presenter will be in costume throughout. The session is suitable for students aged between 10 and 18 years.

Booking information

Monday - Friday
10:30, 11:45, 13:15 

60 minutes

Up to 35 students

£95 plus admission

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