Makers of History
Tudor Workshop

Tudor Workshop

Tudor England Survival Guide

Elizabethan England is an exciting but dangerous place – if you want to stay healthy, get educated, and move up in Tudor society you are going to need some help!

A rich, finely dressed Tudor lady, Alice, and her loyal steward Jack will spend the day with your class and help them learn how life was really lived in 16th century England.

How do you survive plague and illness? How do you enjoy yourself while managing to keep your head on your shoulders? What you must never, ever say about the Queen – and much more!

With authentic costume and numerous artifacts, Makers of History workshops involve the whole class in role-play, hands-on activities, games and drama to fully immerse children in Tudor ways, for the ordinary folk as well those at Court.

“A fabulous day enjoyed by 60 children and staff. Children were excited, engaged and enthused by the tasks provided, immersing them fully in the Tudor period. Andy and Alison are true masters of their craft. Thank you again for such an enjoyable day. Would certainly recommend to other schools and teachers.”

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Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic P.S., Leeds

“Thank you for such a wonderful learning experience. Your enthusiasm and passion for the Tudors shone through. The children and I will remember this for a long time. Excellent range of drama and activities. So much learning, I can’t believe it! I would definitely recommend you and want to work with you again.”

St Martin’s Academy, Chester.




We offer a fast-paced, colourful day of content including:-

  • Medicine and Cosmetics
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Tudor Schoolroom
  • 16th Board Games
  • Tudor Banquet
  • Tudor crafts
  • Masque Ball (Dancing with Live Music)
  • Tudor entertainment
  • Play about a great Tudor explorer, performed by the class.

Makers of History was founded to provide high quality Living History workshops for primary schools that cover National Curriculum targets in an exciting and memorable way that involves every child in the class.

As two qualified historians and heritage educators you can be confident of our expertise. We are well-known and appreciated by hundreds of schools from across the North West for our Living History work at schools, museums, historic houses, and heritage events.

What teachers say about Makers of History workshops;

“Thanks for such a fantastic, fun-filled, knowledge enhancing day. The children were engaged and enjoying every minute.”
Cavendish Primary, West Didsbury.

“The play was brilliant! The children enjoyed the banquet too.”
St. Christophers R.C. Primary, Dukinfield.

“Thanks to you both, the children thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, and the teachers thought it was fantastic.”
St. Albans R.C. Primary, Macclesfield.

“The content was excellent. Very well organised the children were engrossed the whole time. Would definitely recommend this work shop to other teachers.”
Mottram St. Andrew Primary Academy.