Enquiring into Elizabeth

What were the issues faced by England’s most famous Tudor Queen?

What was Elizabeth I’s personality like? This session offers students a rare opportunity to handle original documents from the reign of Elizabeth I.

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
  • EDEXCEL: GCE History, Unit 31, Rebellion and Disorder under the Tudors, 1485-1603


  • OCR History A, Component 2: Power: Monarchy and Democracy in Britain c1000 to 2014
  • OCR History B, Schools History Project: Component Group 1, British Depth Study: The Elizabethans, 1580-1603
  • AQA History, Paper 2 Section B: British Depth Study: Elizabethan England, c1568-1603
  • EDEXCEL History, Paper 2: British Depth Study: Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88

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

2 hours

Available:  All year.

Cost:  Free to UK schools

Suitability: Key stage 3, 4, 5.

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Contact us

All activities must be booked in advance.

Tel: +44 (0)20 3908 9162

Email: education@nationalarchives.gov.uk