Archives Live: Tudors
Special live event from The National Archives
Date: Monday 4th December
Duration: 40 minutes
Suitability: Key Stage Five
Join this free live event exploring five significant Tudor documents curated by the esteemed historian, Dr Tracy Borman.
Dr Tracy Borman is a Tudor historian, author, broadcaster and joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces. Tracy has written extensively about the Tudor period, including books on Thomas Cromwell and the private lives of the Tudors. She is also a regular broadcaster, presenting television programmes like ‘The Fall of Anne Boleyn.’
Tracy has chosen five Tudor documents, including her favourite historic record and ones that illuminate key aspects of the period. Students will get the opportunity to take part in a live Q&A with Tracy and see her unboxing original documents. Students will also learn more about the extraordinary collection of Tudor documents at The National Archives, housed in the State Papers. Throughout the event there will also be group discussions and palaeography challenges!
We are happy to announce the event will be presented by Jenny Draper.
Jenny Draper is a seasoned London tour guide, studying all the nooks and crannies and little details that even seasoned Londoners sometimes miss. She’s been a historical guide her whole adult life, working for museums like the Jorvik Viking Centre, London Charterhouse, and the Museum of London. You might know her from TikTok or YouTube, where she teaches fun titbits about her city’s history.
Don’t miss this unique chance for your students to gain an insight into the work of an acclaimed Tudor historian. There will also be exclusive learning resources provided in advance of the event, to ensure students get the most out of the experience. You only need a large screen and speaker to take part. Book one ticket per school. The event link can be used for multiple classes.
The session links closely to the A-Level history curriculum:
- AQA: GCE History, Unit 1C: The Tudors: England, 1485-1603
- AQA: GCE A level:
The triumph of Elizabeth, 1563–1603
- OCR: GCE History A, Unit Y106, British Period Study: England 1485-1547: the Early Tudors
- OCR: GCE History A, Unit Y107, British Period Study: England 1547-1603: the Later Tudors
- OCR: GCE History A, Unit Y106, Enquiry Topic: Mid Tudor Crises 1547-1558
- OCR GCE AS level:
British Period Study: Elizabethan England
- EDEXCEL: GCE History, Paper 1, Option 1B: England, 1509–1603: authority, nation and religion
- EDEXCEL: GCE History, Paper 3, Option 31: Rebellion and Disorder under the Tudors, 1485-1603