Tudor revels

Coram Rege Rolls initial detail Henry VIII
(KB 27/1119/2)
View in image library

Can you work with original documents and perform a masque fit for a king?

Pupils explore original documents from Henry VIII’s reign, before visiting Hampton Court Palace to perform a Masque in front of the King (played by a professional actor). Will he be suitably entertained and approve of their performance? This is an amazing opportunity for pupils to bring a piece of history back to life and to work with original evidence surviving from this Tudor reign.

This session supports schools focusing on a thematic study in British history (beyond 1066).

Connections to the curriculum: History, English (spoken language, reading comprehension, performance).

Available as: On site workshop. Find out more about the types of session we offer.

Session options

This session is delivered as a:


at The National Archives and Hampton Court Palace

All day event

Available: 29 February 2016 – 4 March 2016

Cost: £100 + admission for the afternoon session at Hampton Court Palace

Duration: Start at The National Archives at 10:00. Formal activities finish at Hampton Court Palace at 14:45. After this you are free to remain in the palace until closing time.

Suitability: Key stage 2

Book this session through the Hampton Court website

Contact us

All activities must be booked in advance.

Tel: +44 (0)20 8392 5365

Fax: +44 (0)20 8487 9202

Contact the education team