Historical Assemblies (The Tudors)

A complete guide to the most famous family to sit on the English throne, told by Henry VIII.
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 12/2014 English

Course Description

This course is for use in schools. It can be used for KS2 groups in the UK and where world history is taught overseas.

All lessons are taught by HENRY VIII making it highly engaging.

The content is delivered in bite-sized chunks, making it ideal for using as an alternative assembly or simply, as a learning aid during class.

You get lifetime access to the course - making it extremely cost effective.

The content covers the whole Tudor period:

  • The wars of the roses / Battle of Bosworth
  • Henry VII and how England was united.
  • Prince Arthur and the royal children.
  • Henry VIII and a DETAILED look at each wife (long sections)
  • Edward VI and the reformation.
  • Lady Jane Grey.
  • Mary I and the counter reformation.
  • Elizabeth I

All videos come with supporting teacher's notes.

Includes three bonus videos - 2 x Tudor Quiz (easy and hard) + Tudor Ruff making.

Includes a pack of activities and follow on sessions for maximum engagement.

Coming soon, Romans, Greeks and Stoneage.

What are the requirements?

  • No prior knowledge

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand how the Tudors impacted England

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for children between 6-11 (KS2 age group)

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Guidance For Teachers

Read this Lecture first, it will tell you everything that you need to know about using this video course in your teaching.

Section 2: Henry VII

Henry VIII explains the wars between the Houses of Lancaster and York. He explains the battle of Bosworth and how the Stanley family were the key to success for Henry Tudor and the Lancastrian forces.

2 pages

Teachers notes to accompany the Wars of the Roses and Battle of Bosworth section


Henry explains how his father Henry VII managed to unite England and how he symbolised that with the Tudor Rose. He talks about his childhood and the death of his brother, Prince Arthur.

2 pages

Teachers notes to accompany the Uniting England and Prince Arthur section.

Section 3: Henry VIII

Henry VIII talks about his first two wives. Firstly, Katherine of Aragon, and how she failed to give him the son he so desired. He talks about his "Great Matter" and how he broke from Rome to get his divorce. Henry then discusses Anne Boleyn and her execution on Tower Green.

4 pages

Teachers note to accompany Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn Section.


Henry talks about his third wife Jane Seymour and how she finally gave him what he wanted. He then moves on to talk about Anne of Cleves and how he was most displeased with her appearance.

2 pages

Teachers notes to accompany the Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleves section


Henry explains all about Katherine Howard and what she did to make him so angry! Finally Henry talks about his final wife Katherine Parr and how she managed to survive him.

3 pages

Teachers note to accompany the Katherine Howard and Katherine Parr section.

Section 4: Edward VI and Lady Jane Grey

Henry explains about Edward's short rule and the changes that he made to the church in England. He then moves on to the ill-fated attempt to put Lady Jane Grey on the English throne.

2 pages

Teachers notes on the Edward VI, Reformation and Jane Grey section.

Section 5: Mary I and Elizabeth I
Bloody Mary and Gloriana
Mary 1 and Elizabeth 1 - Teachers Handout
3 pages
Section 6: Workbook
41 pages

This is a 40 page student workbook that each student can either complete as a whole or you can just use certain aspects of it. There are a range of activities that cover a range of different skill sets and abilities.

Section 7: Bonus Materials
Simple Tudor Quiz
Advanced Tudor Quiz
Tudor Ruff Making

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Instructor Biography

Neil Bakewell, Professional Speaker

Neil Bakewell is a professional speaker and the UK's leading Henry VIII impersonator. Neil speaks at schools across the country as both Henry and telling his own inspirational story. In addition, Neil speaks at corporate events as Henry VIII, talking about Leadership in the Tudor period and Tudor Branding and how they can be applied to the modern business world.

Neil has extensive experience of the corporate business world and running his own business in the healthcare sector.

As well as his speaking business, Neil also acts as:

  • A small business consultant
  • Public speaking coach (for nervous speakers)
  • Marketing consultant
  • Home business consultant
  • Author

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