Elizabeth and Mary exhibition sessions for school groups

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, (10:15 Mondays and Tuesdays and 13:15 Thursdays) FREE
Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens at the British Library. Photography by Justine Trickett (c) British Library
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Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens

Step back into a dangerous world of plots, espionage and treachery to explore the turbulent relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots in their own words. This major exhibition follows the storm that threatened these two powerful women as they struggled for control of the British Isles.

Facing the challenge of ruling in a man’s world, feel the tension escalate as handwritten letters between the queens show how paranoia turned sisterly affection to suspicion. With the threat of conspiracy ever present, communications written in code reveal how Elizabeth used a network of spies to trap and destroy her rival, bringing the dramatic story to a swift and bloody conclusion. Find out more

Free exhibition visits for school groups

School and college groups can enjoy exclusive visits slots in the exhibition, exploring key themes and encountering fascinating items on display. These free sessions are led by our Learning Facilitators. Sessions are available Mondays and Tuesdays (10:15) and Thursdays (13:15) in term time, from 1 November 2021 - 10 February 2022.

Details

Age group: Year 5 - 13
When: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, (10:15 Mondays and Tuesdays and 13:15 Thursdays)
Length: 90 minutes
Group size: Minimum group size: 10 learners; maximum group size: 30 learners
Key skills: History
Price: Admission: Free entry
Enquiries: learning@bl.uk
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