• The Tudors in London
  • The Tudors in London
  • The Tudors in London
  • The Tudors in London
  • The Tudors in London

The Tudors in London

The Tudors in London

Service Pack: Available with USO

Subject: Art Design English Geography History Mathematics PSHE

Exploring London's Tudor Legacy - LGfL's comprehensive new cross-curricular resource about Tudor London.

The Tudors in London resource offers support to both specialist and non-specialist History teachers as they deliver elements of the new curriculum. It aims to develop an understanding of a historical context in which to appreciate how events of 500 years ago still impact London life today.

Featuring over 140 high-quality videos clips and over 60 high-resolution images from the Museum of London Archaeological Archive, Royal Collection Trust and key Tudor locations in London, the extensive digital collection is further enhanced by a framework of curriculum-linked material. Lesson plans suggest classroom-based activities to help teachers make the most of the wide range of resources within the historical archive.

The resource is designed to be used both as a class teaching tool and in an individual learner context. The structure of support material is specifically designed to meet the needs of History teachers working with Key Stage 2 pupils. It is recognised that in the next few years, many non-specialist teachers will be required to deliver the History curriculum in a wide variety of contexts as they adapt to the revised National Curriculum. It is for these teachers that detailed lesson plans are provided, offering a complete support package to maximise the benefit of this digital collection. However, the resource is equally designed to be of great value to the subject specialist, who may wish to use it in a disaggregated way. The availability of video embed codes and downloadable high-resolution images allows teachers who are familiar with learning platforms to enhance the material further by creating their own online learning pathways.

There is limited access for schools to many of the artefacts and some of the locations featured in The Tudors in London (e.g. the Rose Theatre and Charterhouse). LGfL is providing comprehensive online access to locations that teachers would never normally be able to integrate into programmes of study – and all with the expert guidance of the curator / presenter.

High quality video resources include:

  • Re-enactment of the eve of the marriage of Kathryn Parr to Henry VIII
  • The major Tudor remains including Hampton Court Palace, the Rose Theatre, Charterhouse and on the streets of the City of London
  • Replicas and real artefacts uncovered from archaeological discoveries in London

High resolution images

  • High resolution photographs courtesy of Museum of London Picture Library and Museum of London Archaeology
  • Reconstructions of what Tudor London might have looked like, maps and images of artefacts courtesy of Museum of London Picture Library and the Royal Collection Trust

The resources are structured into the following sections

  • The Geography of Tudor London
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Trade and Industry
  • Clothing
  • Entertainment
  • Eating and Drinking
  • Home Life and Houses
  • Religion
  • Royalty and Palaces
  • Crime and Punishment

Interactive Map of Tudor London

The resource also features an interactive map of Tudor London – with Googlemaps integration and Streetview showing the major Tudor find sites and locations or relevance. This simple tool allows any child in any location in London to explore the Tudor Legacy wherever they live or go to school.

Access to Learning Resources both in and away from school site is freely available with a TRUSTnet Core Service subscription.


Use and adapt

School community only

Use and adapt

Use and

No commercial use

No commercial use

School community access only

School-community access only

Permitted uses:

  • Downloading and editing of photographs, documents and text. Adaptations allowed for educational use within the school community, including viewing by students' parents – but with access restricted to the school community, controlled by the TRUSTnet USO login
  • Creation of new teaching and learning material using TRUSTnet learning resources

Not permitted:

  • Downloading and re–editing of video resources
  • Republishing of any video material in a different hosting environment or format
  • Removal of any LGfL branding embedded within assets
  • Removal of any content-provider branding embedded within licensed resources
  • Any commercial use of the resource
  • Sharing of login credentials with an unauthorised person to gain access to TRUSTnet licensed resources*

*An unauthorised user is defined as a child or adult who does not attend a TRUSTnet - connected school. Parents of children in TRUSTnet schools are exempted from this definition to the extent that and only in so far as parents are encouraged to log in with their children to view resources that support home learning.

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