Elizabeth I in her own words

Second Great Seal of Elizabeth I (SC13/N3)
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What can learn about Elizabeth’s style of ruling?

Scrutinising a selection of Elizabeth’s speeches and letters, students familiarise themselves with the personality of this formidable monarch and the challenges she faced. Was she true to her motto ‘Semper eadum’? This session also showcases some of the beautiful images of Elizabeth throughout her reign.

Connections to the curriculum:

  • AQA: GCE History, Unit 1C: The Tudors: England, 1485-1603
  • OCR: GCE History A, Unit Y107, British Period Study: England 1547-1603: the Later Tudors

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

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This session is delivered as a:


at The National Archives

2 hours

Available: All year

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Key stage 5

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