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Updated 20 July. The Tower of London is now open Wednesday - Sunday. All outdoor areas of the Tower of London are open, as well as the Crown Jewels and the White Tower. All other buildings remain closed. We hope to see you soon.
Key Stage 5 | Subject: History | Topics: Medieval, War and Conflict | Session Type: Depth Study
While the Wars of the Roses raged, the Tower of London stood as a symbol of legitimate rule. But can we trust those symbols?
In this session, students will analyse the Tower’s role in cementing the reigns of both Yorkist and Lancastrian kings, through its functions as royal palace, makeshift prison and execution site.
Students will examine the Tower buildings and documentary evidence to evaluate how far they can trust both the physical remains and the layers of different interpretations, past and present, relating to this period of civil discord.
This study day will also include a session on using portraiture as historical evidence at the National Portrait Gallery.
Exam board links
This session has been designed to complement the study of the Wars of the Roses, and particularly the following exam boards:
Friday 7 Feb 2020 - SOLD OUT
Friday 27 March 2020
Friday 3 April 2020
4.5 hours (10.30-15.00)
Up to 30 students
£12.58 per student
If you plan to bring 11 students or fewer a minimum price of £151 will be charged for your group.
Please contact us on 020 3166 6646 to check availability and arrange a booking.