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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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Created by Neil Bakewell
Last updated 10/2014
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Understand how the Tudors impacted England
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  • No prior knowledge

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for children between 6-11 (KS2 age group)
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Curriculum For This Course
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Guidance For Teachers
1 Lecture 01:38

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

How to use the content
Henry VII
4 Lectures 09:08

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.

The Wars of the Roses and Bosworth

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

Wars of the Roses / Bosworth - Teacher's Handout
2 pages

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.

Uniting England and Prince Arthur

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

Uniting England and Death of Arthur Teacher's Handout
2 pages
Henry VIII
6 Lectures 22:22

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.

Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn

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

Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn Teachers Handout.
4 pages

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.

Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleves

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

Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleves - Teacher's Handout.
2 pages

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.

Preview 07:19

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

Katherine Howard and Katherine Parr - Teacher's Handout
3 pages
Edward VI and Lady Jane Grey
2 Lectures 05:29

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.

Edward's Reformation and Protestant Succession

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

Edward, The Reformation and Jane Grey - Teachers Handout
2 pages
Mary I and Elizabeth I
2 Lectures 06:32
Bloody Mary and Gloriana

Mary 1 and Elizabeth 1 - Teachers Handout
3 pages
1 Lecture 00:00

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.

Downloadable 40 Page Student Workbook
41 pages
Bonus Materials
3 Lectures 22:15
Simple Tudor Quiz

Tudor Ruff Making
About the Instructor
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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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