With the defeat of the Anglo-Saxons at the Battle of Hastings, how easy was it for the new king and his successors to establish control of England and restore stability? Students investigate how prominent events of the time are reflected in the ... Read more about After 1066, what happened next?
In this interactive session we invite pupils to explore religious and political changes at the time of the Tudor and Stuart monarchs. We discuss events of the period, drawing on visual evidence in the form of contemporary paintings and armour for ... Read more about Changing Times: the Tudors and Stuarts
In our storytelling session, travel back in time to 1855 with Queen Victoria’s housekeeper, the formidable Mrs Forster, when staff at Windsor Castle are preparing for a glittering occasion – the State visit of the Emperor Napoleon III of France and ... Read more about Help get the Castle ready in time!
NEW FROM OCTOBER 2014! In this engaging session we compare and debate the change in power between Henry VIII and our Queen, against the backdrop of Windsor Castle, which for centuries has been an official royal residence and family ... Read more about Henry VIII and Elizabeth II: the changing power of monarchs
Does someone in your class have what it takes to be a medieval knight? Are they fearless, trustworthy, generous, loyal and good with a sword? Join in our lively session and find out who is up to the job at Windsor, where royal accommodation comes as ... Read more about Medieval knights wanted: apply here!
NEW FOR SEPTEMBER 2014! In this exciting handling and role play session, children discover how Henry VIII and his family members dressed to impress. Looking at royal portraits and Henry's enormous suit of armour we investigate the ... Read more about Meet the Monarch: Holbein's Henry
NEW FOR SEPTEMBER 2014! What did Queen Victoria write in her personal journal? How were family occasions and royal events recorded? Who was invited to 'dine and sleep' at Windsor Castle? ... Read more about Queen Victoria: Dear Diary...