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Investigate the life of Mary, Queen of Scots, Elizabethan everyday life and the importance of St Mary’s Guildhall in wider Elizabethan Coventry. Your group will debate where Mary was held, explore how trade changed England’s relationship with the world and explore Elizabeth and Mary’s dangerous relationship. You will explore herbs, spices and trade in the medieval kitchen, tour the guildhall, investigate evidence of Mary’s stay and the lives of Mary and Elizabeth. Your group will then be introduced to Tudor symbolism in the Coventry tapestry.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS4, KS5

Ages: 14-16, Post 16

Subjects: History

Topics: Architecture, Elizabethans, Local History, Storytelling, Team Building, Tudors, Mary, Queen of Scots

Type: At Venue

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: Tickets just £5 per student

Dates: Ongoing

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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About St Mary’s Guildhall.

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St Mary’s Guildhall is one of the finest Guildhall’s in the country, a rare survivor of the English Civil War and the Blitz. With its rich history of partying, power and propaganda, the Guildhall has acted as the centre of power in England during the War of the Roses, housed the crowns jewels, been the
prison of Mary Queen of Scots and hosted famous literary figures such as George Eliot. It is home to the newly unveiled medieval kitchen and the famous Coventry Tapestry.

St Mary’s Guildhall offers a variety of primary age focused workshops, designed to inspire historical enquiry, ignite imaginations and engage learners. The Guildhall is based in the heart of Coventry’s medieval quarter, next to the Cathedral ruins and is an ideal place to learn out history.

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