Meet the Tudors

Come face to face with the Tudors through their iconic portraits at the Gallery.

In this session your class will explore exciting and richly diverse stories of the key players in the Tudor period such as King Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I and the trumpeter John Blanke. Working with historians, the Tudors will be brought to life as your class uncover clues and discover the secrets portraits hold.

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    Queen Elizabeth I,    by Unknown English artist,    circa 1600,    NPG 5175,    © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Elizabeth I, by Unknown English artist, circa 1600

Session duration: 90 mins


Primary, key stage 2

This session is for one class of up to thirty students to take part.

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Learning objectives

  1. Recognise the historical significance of key figures from the Tudor period.
  1. Use historical sources, including portraits, as evidence to learn about the past.
  1. Explore diverse stories and people from British history through portraits.