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Learn about food, feasting and frivolities in the Tudor and Stuart era. Led by a facilitator, your group will learn about the preparations for the feast of King James I at the Guildhall in 1617. Students will explore herbs in the medieval kitchen, investigating their origins and how they demonstrated social status. They will also learn about banqueting, write their own banqueting menu with a quill, investigate social etiquette and learn a Tudor dance. The group will then discover the importance of heraldry by making your own coat of arms.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS2

Ages: 7-11

Subjects: Food Tech, History

Topics: Local History, Storytelling, Stuarts, Team Building, Tudors, Victorians, Medieval Kitchen, Tudor Dance

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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