Tudor Monks, Monarchs and Medicine
KS2 dual-site visit with the Cathedral
£180 per group of up to 30 pupils
COVID UPDATE: We are unable to offer this dual-site visit during the Spring and Summer 2021 terms. We plan to resume this dual site visit from September 2021 onwards but will be reviewed in line with government guidance.
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We are very pleased to offer this dual-site visit which offers a very local perspective to Tudor life. Half a day is spent at each venue, just minutes apart.
At Peterborough Museum
Time-travel back to 1574 with our Tudor Surgeon find out about the illnesses that affected the Tudor Monarchs and their subjects. Explore how the changes brought about by the Reformation altered the way patients were treated and how, gradually, old ideas were challenged. Throughout the session pupils are asked to consider the responses and impact of the new ideas at this time.
Go down into the Priestgate Vaults under the museum building and see one of the original rooms in Neville Place. Meet Sir Humphrey Orme’s son, another Humphrey, and receive a local perspective on a significant national event.
At Peterborough Cathedral
Through costumed role-play, students will discover what life was like here in the Abbey of St Peter in the year 1539. They will learn how and why the Abbey became a Cathedral and the changes that happened to religious life in Tudor times. They will investigate the stories of significant people of the period including a visit to the tomb of Katharine of Aragon.
National Curriculum links: History: a local history study (KS2)
- A study of two historical sites that are significant in the locality
- A study over time tracing how several aspects of national history (the reformation, the plague) are reflected in the locality history: a study of an aspect or theme in british history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 (KS2)
- The changing power of Tudor monarchs using Katharine of Aragon as a case study
- Changes in an aspect of social history, such as health from the romans, Tudors to the
- A significant turning point in British history, for example, the reformation
history: the development of church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745 (KS3)
- The English Reformation and counter reformation, (a local perspective on) the causes and events of the civil wars in Britain
- Society, economy and culture across the period – health, religion and superstition in daily
life literacy: spoken language (ks2&3) RE spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (KS2&3)